Cinema: Also Showing

The Saint in New York (RKO Radio) is the first cinemogrification of an airy young crime-fiction character, Simon Templar, alias "The Saint." The Saint (Louis Hayward) invades Manhattan, flushes and exterminates a racketeer mob from punk to big shot, with invaluable fingerwork by a darkling moll (Kay Sutton).

Creator of "The Saint," 31-year-old British Author Leslie Charteris, considered by many the successor to the late Edgar Wallace, has been turning out crime fiction by the yard for the last decade, is credited with 1,000,000 readers. In cinema, despite neat melodramatic treatment, his pulpy improbabilities need glossing over, his lithograph Saint a retouching.


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