The Saint Takes Over (1940)

NR 06/07/1940 (US) CrimeMystery 1h 9m
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The Saint Takes Over, released in 1940 by RKO Pictures, was the fifth motion picture featuring the adventures of Simon Templar, a.k.a. "The Saint" the Robin Hood-inspired crimefighter created by Leslie Charteris. George Sanders returned as Templar, with Wendy Barrie playing his latest romantic conquest in her second of three appearances in the Saint film series (playing a different role each time). This film focuses on the character of Inspector Henry Farnack (Jonathan Hale), who appeared in several of the Saint series. When Farnack is framed by a gang he is investigating, it is up to The Saint to clear his name.

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  1. George Sanders

    George Sanders

    Simon Templar / The Saint

  2. Wendy Barrie

    Wendy Barrie

    Ruth Summers

  3. Jonathan Hale

    Jonathan Hale

    Inspector Henry Fernack

  4. Paul Guilfoyle

    Paul Guilfoyle

    Clarence 'Pearly' Gates

  5. Morgan Conway

    Morgan Conway

    Sam Reese

  6. Robert Emmett Keane

    Robert Emmett Keane

    Leo Sloan

  7. Cy Kendall

    Cy Kendall

    Max Bremer (as Cyrus W. Kendall)

  8. James Burke

    James Burke

    Patrolman Mike

  9. Robert Middlemass

    Robert Middlemass

    Captain Wade

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The Saint Takes Over
The Saint Takes Over

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Original Language English

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