George Sanders stars in one his most famous roles as the Leslie Chateris creation, The Saint. When a person resembling The Saint, who is still believed to be in Egypt, suddenly turns up in Philadelphia with a haul of smuggled diamonds, the real Saint struggles to prove his innocence to the police s satisfaction. And when dead bodies start turning up with incriminating evidence pointing to The Saint, the police have no option but to track Simon Templar down. But The Saint is one step ahead of them and as his investigations continue, he discovers that there is more to this case of mistaken identity than meets the eye.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Responding to star George Sanders' complaint that his role of "modern Robin Hood" Simon Templar was becoming a bore, RKO Radio permitted Sanders to essay a duel role in The Saint's Double Trouble. This one finds Templar, aka the Saint, heading to Philadelphia to catch a gang of diamond smugglers. It so happens that the head of the criminals, Duke Plato, is an exact double for Templar (so guess who plays Plato?) Bela Lugosi is wasted in the role of a secondary hoodlum, though it is amusing to watch his double--take when he's confronted with two Sanders. Based on characters created by Leslie Charteris, The Saint's Double Trouble was the fourth entry in RKO's Saint series. ...The Saint's Double Trouble