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The Saint in Palm Springs

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Genre  Crime, Drama, Mystery
Sequel  The Saints Vacation
6.1/10 IMDb

Director  Jack Hively
Prequel  The Saint Takes Over
Language  English
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Writer  Jerome Cady, Leslie Charteris
Release date  January 24, 1941 (1941-01-24)
Cast  George Sanders (Simon Templar / The Saint), Wendy Barrie (Elna Johnson), Paul Guilfoyle (Clarence 'Pearly' Gates), Jonathan Hale (Insp. Henry Fernack), Linda Hayes (Margaret Forbes), Harry Shannon (Chief R.L. Graves)
Similar movies  The Saint Takes Over, The Saint in New York, The Saint's Girl Friday, The Saint In London, The Saint Meets the Tiger, The Saint Strikes Back

The Saint in Palm Springs is a crime melodrama released by RKO Pictures in early 1941. The film continued the screen adventures of the Robin Hood-inspired anti-hero, Simon Templar, alias "The Saint", created by Leslie Charteris.


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This sequel was based upon a story by Charteris; however, many changes to his concept were made. Charteris later novelised his version of the film story as the novella "Palm Springs", contained within the collection The Saint Goes West. This was the sixth of eight in RKO's film series about The Saint.

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The central cast was identical to the previous entry, The Saint Takes Over. George Sanders returned as Templar (his final performance in the role), with Jonathan Hale making his own final appearance as Inspector Farnack. (The character would next be seen in The Saint in Manhattan, a 1980s television pilot.) Wendy Barrie makes her third and final appearance, once again playing a different character, as does Paul Guilfoyle, reprising the role of Clarence "Pearly" Gates from the previous film.

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The storyline involves The Saint pursuing rare stamps at a Palm Springs, California hotel.

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Simon Templar is asked by his friend, Inspector Farnack, to protect Peter Johnson, a man trying to transport a cache of rare stamps from New York City to his niece Elna, a tennis pro for a hotel in Palm Springs, California. In an attempted robbery, Simon strikes an unseen assailant in the face with his "Saint" ring.

On the train west, Simon is introduced to Margaret Forbes, who will be a guest at the Palm Springs hotel. There the stamps are stolen from a safe, so Simon employs his pal, pickpocket "Pearly" Gates, to steal belongings from every other hotel guest. The stamps are found in a pillbox, but Pearly forgets who owned it.

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Simon sets a trap at Joshua Tree National Park, where he is first accosted at gunpoint by Margaret, who turns out to be a foreign agent. Another guest, however, turns out to be the mastermind of the plot to steal the stamps, and the mark from Simon's ring on his face is additional proof of his guilt.


  • George Sanders as Simon Templar
  • Wendy Barrie as Elna Johnson
  • Jonathan Hale as Inspector Farnack
  • Paul Guilfoyle as "Pearly" Gates
  • Linda Hayes as Margaret Forbes
  • Harry Shannon as Chief Graves
  • Ferris Taylor as Evans
  • Reception

    The film made a profit of $90,000.


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