Leslie Charteris The Saint goes West (Saint
books) for sale.
|I am now selling my
spare books via Amazon. Look for titles listed by Moulton Books.
|You can also buy a DVD of a movie (The
Saint in Palm Springs) almost based on a story in this
in Palm Springs (RKO 1941).
The film itself was based upon a story by Charteris,
however many changes to his concept were made & he
sued RKO over it. Charteris later novelised his different
version of the film story as the novella "Palm
Springs", contained within the collection The Saint
George Sanders returned once again as Templar (his final
performance in the role), with Jonathan Hale making his
final appearance as Inspector Farnack (the character
would next be seen in The Saint in Manhattan, a 1980s
television pilot). Wendy Barrie makes her third and final
appearance in the film series, once again playing a
different character. Paul Guilfoyle made a reappearance
as Pearly Gates, previously seen in The Saint Takes Over.
The storyline involves The Saint pursuing rare stamps at
a Palm Springs, California hotel.
The quality of the recording is fair, considering the age
of the original (which is out of copyright). Don't expect
Bonus: Included on the DVD for your
entertainment is The Saint in London (RKO, 1939)
This is an American motion picture, the third in a series
of films featuring the adventures of Simon Templar, alias
The film starred George Sanders as Templar and was
produced by William Sistrom. John Paddy Carstairs
directed. Lynn Root and Frank Fenton wrote the screenplay
based on Leslie Charteris' short story, "The Million
Pound Day", which was published in the 1932
collection The Holy Terror, also known as The Saint vs.
According to Saint historian Burl Barer, Charteris
considered The Saint in London to be the best of the RKO
film series, and it was also a box office success. He
believed George Sanders was better suited for the role
than Louis Hayward. He admired director Carstairs' work
enough to dedicate the book The Saint in the Sun to him;
Carstairs is also the only person to direct not only RKO
Saint films, but also two episodes of the 1962-69 series
£5.99 post free
First published Crime Club USA, H&S UK (light blue cloth
dated August 1942), Musson, Canada in 1942.
Three stories written specially for the book (Palm Springs via a
Life magazine photo-strip starring Leslie Charteris himself as
Consists of 3 stories:
Arizona - where the Saint gets a job as a cowboy;
Palm Springs - where the Saint becomes bodyguard to a millionaire
with three secretaries;
Hollywood - where the Saint gets a job starring as The Saint.
The above information
was taken from my CDROM 'A History of the Saint books'
It is an ebook in pdf format and has over 200 pages full of
information and over 600 pictures of my favourite cover art.
It costs £5.99 to download from the web, but because it is so
large it could take a long time to download on a slow link.
It costs £6.99 on cdrom to anywhere in the World.
New edition contains lots more biographical, radio, TV, comics,
non-Saint book details, etc. Buy it here now
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