Although The Saint Meets the Tiger was the last film in RKO's initial series, it was adapted from the first Saint novel, Meet the Tiger. It was also the only film in the series to feature Pat Holm (Jean Gillie), the girlfriend from Charteris' books, and Simon Templar's butler, Horace (Wylie Watson).
Leslie Charteris' third book, and the first to star the Saint. He refused to allow reprints after 1981. The world met the Tiger in June 1928, in the third novel by Leslie Charteris.
The story introduced an athletic 27-year old, Simon Templar, who lived in a converted Devon pill-box with his manservant Orace. Partly because of his initials, he had acquired the nickname Saint some eight years earlier, although we have never known how. Simon meets a local Ward of Court, Patricia Holm, and falls in love. He later meets the eponymous Tiger and also Detective Inspector Carn, who is on the trail of a missing million dollars. Needless to say, the Saint beards the Tiger in his den and appropriates the loot for a 20% reward. In 1980 Leslie wrote a new introduction for the Charter edition. In it, he wrote 'I can see so much wrong with it that I am humbly astonished that it got published at all'.
He never allowed it to be republished after this. Therefore there is a finite number of copies of this scarce book.Genre.
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The Saint Works of Leslie Charteris and the Adventures of Simon TemplarThe famous logo of The Saint; it has analmost magical nostalgia about it, bringing different emotions and responsesfrom anyone who sees it. Most remember watching Roger Moore playing Simon Templar in the 1960s,as he drove his white Volvo P1800 across our television sets, while others recall George Sandersin a dusty 1940s theater catering to the RKO 'B' crowd. Old-time radio fanscan still hear the famous voice of Vincent Price broadcasting the adventures of The Saint over theairwaves on CBS and NBC, and yet a younger generation might see a vision of Ian Ogilvywearing those 1970s fashions we love to hate, starring in The Return of the Saint. A few hearty fans mighteven conjure up Simon Dutton in his role as the famous Simon Templar inthe 1980s. The 1990's featured a big budget Paramount film starring Val Kilmer in many disguises driving around anew Volvo C70 sports coupe.The more literary minded of us recall a series of books written by Leslie Charteris, datingback to the 1920s that was still being added to in the 1980s. Readers ofpulp magazines have pleasant memories of The Saint Mystery Magazine, aswell as other stories appearing in such magazines as Black Mask, DoubleDetective and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. The Saint also ventured into the comicssection of our newspapers, battling alongside Dick Tracy and the other Sunday heroes.
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Simon Templar evenhad his own series of bubblegum cards, and with a TV series currently under option in the new millennium,one thing remains unchanged: Watch for the sign of The Saint, he will be back. The Latest News About The SaintPowered by FeedBurner About Simon Templar, The Saint, and Leslie Charteris I have been trying to make a picture of a man. Developing, I hope. Fantastic, improbable-perhaps. Quite worthless,quite irritating, if you feel that way. Or a slightly cockeyed ideal, ifyou feel differently.