The Saint's Return

The Saint's Girl Friday

1953

Seymour Friedman
Director
Hammer Films
Studio
RKO Radio Pictures
US Distributor

Simon Templar tracks down the gambling ring who murdered his lady friend.

The last film in the Saint franchise before the long-running television series, starring the first actor to play him onscreen. Fairly by the book, no surprises, but no disappointments, either. The end twist is pretty good, though. Hayward's portrayal is closer to the novels, where Templar is much rougher around the edges than Roger Moore's charmingly roguish portrayal.

Thanks once again to Philly for correcting my errors!

-Dave W.


The Saint's Return
12th October 1953
Cinema



73 mins
1.37:1

The Saint's Girl Friday
15th April 1954
Cinema

Not Rated

73 mins
1.37:1



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Louis Hayward
Simon Templar
Naomi Chance
Carol Denby
Sydney Tafler
Max Lennar
(as Sidney Tafler)
Charles Victor
Chief Inspector Claud Eustace Teal
Jane Carr
Katie French
Harold Lang
Jarvis
William Russell
Keith Merton
(as Russell Enoch)
Diana Dors
Lennar's Moll
Fred Johnson
'Irish' Cassidy
Thomas Gallagher
Hoppy Uniatz
Russell Napier
Colonel Stafford
Sam Kydd
Barkley (Joe Pott)
John Wynn
Detective Gray
George Margo
Lopez, Lennar's Henchman
Ian Fleming
Lord Merton
Unknown 16474
Dawes, Lennar's Henchman
Unknown 16474
Henchman Driver
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Judy Fenton
Unknown 16474
Lieutenant J.H. Fernack
Robert Arden
NYPD Detective
Gerald Case
Teal's Golfing Partner
Unknown Male 57
Caddy
Unknown 16474
Detective Mason
Unknown 16474
Railway Ticket Clerk
Unknown 16474
Bumped Man
John Warren
Victor
Unknown Male 33
Gambler
Dave's Unknown Male 14
Gambler
Bob Raymond
Croupier
Ian Selby
Gambler
Bunny Seaman
Gambler
Dave's Unknown Male 20
Joe, Croupier
Unknown Male 41
Henchman
Unknown 16474
Henchman
Erik Chitty
Bookkeeper
Unknown 16474
Maisie
Harry Van Engel
Safari Club Patron
Larry Taylor
Safari Club Patron
Unknown 16474
Police Sergeant
Unknown 16474
Constable Arresting Lopez
Ian Wilson
Man Waiting for Telephone Booth
Ernest Blyth
Party Guest
Jack Mandeville
Party Guest
Unknown 16474
Lady Lomond
Unknown 16474
Merton's Butler
Unknown 16474
Parry, Merton's Servant
Paul Beradi
Merton Party Guest
John Smart
Merton Party Guest
Del Watson
Henchman
Boeing 377 Stratocruiser
Airliner

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