The Saint Strikes Back

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  • 1939
  • 1 hr 4 min
  • 6.2  (1,068)

The Saint Strikes Back is an action-packed crime and thriller movie from 1939, directed by John Farrow, starring George Sanders as Simon Templar, also known as "The Saint". Wendy Barrie plays Val Travers, a young woman who has been wrongly accused of a theft, and Jonathan Hale plays Inspector Fernack, who is constantly on The Saint's tail.

The movie opens with a group of detectives trying to catch The Saint, as he is suspected of stealing a priceless stamp from the United States government. However, The Saint manages to outwit the authorities and escapes with the stamp, leaving behind a witty calling card that reads "The Saint was here".

Meanwhile, Val Travers, a talented radio singer, has been framed for stealing a valuable brooch from a wealthy family. Desperate to clear her name, she hires The Saint to investigate the case and find the real thief. The Saint takes on the challenge, intrigued by the mysterious circumstances surrounding the theft, and in the process, he uncovers a larger, more dangerous conspiracy.

As The Saint digs deeper, he discovers that Val's case is just the tip of the iceberg, and that a group of criminals led by a villainous mastermind, are plotting to steal a priceless diamond that is currently onboard the transatlantic luxury liner, "Queen Victoria". The diamond belongs to a Maharajah who has entrusted it to one of his emissaries, a man named Mr. Chalmers.

Realizing the magnitude of the situation, The Saint sets sail on the same ship, along with Mr. Chalmers, Inspector Fernack, and Val. The Saint is determined to catch the thieves and save the diamond, but he soon finds out that the criminals are always one step ahead of him.

The plot thickens as The Saint races against time to prevent the diamond from falling into the wrong hands. There are several exciting sequences at sea where The Saint finds himself in perilous situations as he tries to outsmart the criminals. The Saint's wit and cunning are on full display, as he uses a variety of gadgets to foil the thieves' plans.

The Saint Strikes Back also has a fair share of romance, as The Saint and Val develop a mutual attraction. Their chemistry is evident in their witty banter, and it adds a touch of humor to the tense moments in the movie.

George Sanders delivers a strong performance as The Saint, embodying the character's charm and intelligence. Wendy Barrie is equally impressive as Val, lending a sense of vulnerability and strength to her role. Jonathan Hale also delivers a solid performance as Inspector Fernack, who is constantly frustrated by The Saint's shenanigans.

The cinematography in The Saint Strikes Back is top-notch, capturing the grandeur of the transatlantic liner and the elegance of the era. The music score of the movie is also noteworthy, adding to the tension and excitement of the plot.

Overall, The Saint Strikes Back is a well-crafted crime thriller that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. The movie is a testament to the enduring popularity of The Saint character, and it's not hard to see why. With its action-packed sequences, suspenseful plot, and witty humor, The Saint Strikes Back is a must-watch for fans of the genre.

The Saint Strikes Back is a 1939 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 4 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

The Saint Strikes Back
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    6.2  (1,068)