The epitome of smooth sophistication, George Sanders as The Saint returns for another stylish escapade. A gang of racetrack scam gamblers lead by night club owner Rocky Weldon are acquitted of obtaining money by cheating. The star witness, Johnny Summers had been 'taken care of' and hence could not testify for the prosecution. Weldon's 'muscleman', the benign Clarence 'Pearly' Gates (Paul Guiffoyle), testifies for the defence. 50,000 dollars is found in arresting police Inspector Henry Fernack's safe. He is accused of corruption and is suspended.
Simon Templar (The Saint), reads of his friend's predicament and takes the next liner to New York. He meets attractive brunette Ruth (Wendie Barrie) on board who is not what she seems. On arrival, he encounters Fernack (Jonathan Hale) in the home of the racketeers' mouthpiece, Ben Eagan, shot dead, safe open and 90,000 dollars missing. Templar blackmails Pearly to help him solve the crimes committed. The gang succumb to lead poisoning. Is this revenge by Fernack? Why does Ruth disappear every time he helps or encounters her? The Saint must move quickly before further murders occur. Another sparkling film starring the smooth-tongued, witty Sanders. Marvellous. Loved every minute of the 69 on show.
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