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The Saint Strikes Back (1939) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by John Farrow and produced by Robert Sisk.

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Watching 1939: The Saint Strikes Back (1939)

on Dec 26, 2019 From Comet Over Hollywood

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them.?As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, tha... Read full article

The Saint Strikes Back

By RBuccicone on Aug 29, 2011 From MacGuffin Movies

???? Moviegoers had no lack of detective/murder mystery movie plots to entertain them in the 1930s and 1940s and perhaps the story lines of The Saint movies offered nothing particularly unique, but George Sanders in embodying Simon Templar surely did. The Saint Strikes Back was the first of a handfu... Read full article

What to Watch Saturday: The Saint Strikes Back

By RBuccicone on Jul 15, 2011 From MacGuffin Movies

The Saint Strikes Back (1939) I was quite thrilled to find one of the Saint movies airing on TCM this weekend and was thrown?back into memories of a couple years ago when I?watched probably all of the films in the series. The Saint Strikes Back is the either the first or second in a series of five f... Read full article

The Saint Strikes Back (1939, John Farrow)

on Jun 7, 2009 From The Stop Button

The Saint Strikes Back is George Sanders’s first Saint film. It’s strong, even though John Farrow might not be the right director for it. The script’s great, playing to Sanders’s strengths of being the charming cad, but Farrow’s close-ups are poorly conceived and some o... Read full article

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The novel upon which this film is loosely based was also published under the titles "The Saint Meets His Match" and "She Was a Lady", the latter being its original publication title. Many changes were made, including changing the local from Europe to San Francisco, replacing Scotland Yard inspector Teal with NYPD Inspector Fernack, and changing the female lead's name from Jill Trelawney to Valerie Travers. Jill/Valerie was also British in the original book.
The second of nine classic RKO movies featuring Simon Templar, The Saint starring George Sanders.
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