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The Saint's Girl Friday (1953)

The Saint's Return (original title)
A private detective goes after the people who murdered his girlfriend.


Seymour Friedman


Leslie Charteris (story "The Saint's Girl Friday"), Allan MacKinnon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


Cast overview:
Louis Hayward ... Simon Templar aka The Saint
Naomi Chance Naomi Chance ... Carol Denby
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Max Lennar (as Sidney Tafler)
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Chief Insp. Claud Teal
Jane Carr ... Kate Finch
Harold Lang Harold Lang ... Jarvis
William Russell ... Keith Merton (as Russell Enoch)
Diana Dors ... The Blonde in Lennar's Apartment
Fred Johnson ... Irish Cassidy
Thomas Gallagher Thomas Gallagher ... Hoppy Uniatz - The Saint's Valet
Russell Napier Russell Napier ... Col. Stafford
Sam Kydd ... Barkley (Joe Podd)
John Wynn John Wynn ... Minor Role
George Margo George Margo ... Lennar's Henchman
Ian Fleming ... Lord Merton
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A private detective goes after the people who murdered his girlfriend.

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The ninth of nine classic RKO movies featuring Simon Templar, The Saint. Louis Hayward returns in the role after starring in the first Saint movie. See more »


Follows The Saint in Palm Springs (1941) See more »


Music by Eric Winstone
Paxton Music Ltd
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The River Gang
5 October 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

After being the first actor to play The Saint, Louis Hayward returns to the role of Leslie Charteris's debonair modern Robin Hood for Hammer films in Great Britain. The Sain't Girl Friday has Hayward rushing back to the United Kingdom in response to a socialite friend of his. Before he arrives however the woman is killed in a mighty suspicious car crash.

Charles Victor as Chief Inspector Teal of Scotland Yard tells Hayward to stay out of it which is all the incentive Simon Templar needs to get in all the more. His late friend had a nasty gambling habit and she was in debt to a group called The River Gang.

This bunch doesn't always take pound sterling for payment. Any number of people can work off their debt in other ways. Finding this out is eventually how Hayward cracks the case.

Television fans of The Saint remember a young Roger Moore as Simon Templar and the big screen actor best known for the role is George Sanders. But Hayward does his usual good work and he would have been great himself as a small screen Simon Templar before Moore got the part.

The Saint's Girl Friday features British blond bombshell Diana Dors, their answer to Marilyn Monroe. She's as good a reason as any to see this film.

A good note to end the big screen series with.

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Release Date:

15 April 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Saint's Girl Friday See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgravia, London, England, UK See more »

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Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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