DirectorJohn Paddy Carstairs PrequelThe Saint Strikes Back CountryGreat Britain
Release date30 June 1939 (1939-06-30) Based on"The Million Pound Day"
by Leslie Charteris WriterLynn Root (screen play), Frank Fenton (screen play), Leslie Charteris (story) SequelThe Saints Double Trouble CastGeorge Sanders (Simon Templar / The Saint), Sally Gray (Penelope 'Penny' Parker), David Burns (Dugan - Templar's Valet), Gordon McLeod (Inspector Claud Teal), Athene Seyler (Mother Buckley), Henry Oscar (Bruno Lang) Similar moviesThe Saint Takes Over, The Saint's Girl Friday, The Saint Meets the Tiger, The Saint Strikes Back, The Saint's Double Trouble, The Saint's Vacation
TaglineHe's at it again! Fiction's fighting man of mystery! Chasing down the most dramatic crime in London legend! Shock-charged dramawith a peppery bit of love on the side! You'll laughshiverTHRILL!
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The Saint in London is a 1939 British crime film, the third of eight films in RKO's film series featuring the adventures of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint".
The film starred George Sanders as Templar and was produced by William Sistrom. John Paddy Carstairs directed. Lynn Root and Frank Fenton wrote the screenplay based on Leslie Charteris' short story "The Million Pound Day", which was published in the 1932 collection The Holy Terror, published in the US as The Saint vs. Scotland Yard.
The Saint picks up a man on a country road, leading him into a web of currency fraud, a couple of murders and much skulduggery. The case is complicated by an enthusiastic young lady.
The film made a profit of $140,000. According to Saint historian Burl Barer, Charteris considered The Saint in London to be the best of the RKO film series. He admired director Carstairs' work enough to dedicate the book The Saint in the Sun to him; Carstairs is also the only person to direct not only RKO Saint films, but also two episodes of the 1962-69 series The Saint.