George Sanders stars as The Saint in
The Saint in London 1939 7 out of 10.
I was aware of the TV show with pre Bond Roger Moore, I didn't know there was a series of movies back in the 1930's --1940's. This British Man of Mystery has style and a confidence in no matter what situation he gets himself into. The movie was sleek and fun with a short running time. Sanders was perfect for the role and I look forward to seeing the other entries in this series. He starred in 5 Saint movies before moving on to another great character in the Falcon films. In The Saint in London Simon Templar (AKA the Saint) unravels a mystery that involves currency fraud and murder.
Murder Mysteries of this era generally have a short running time that is just over and hour so to the modern viewer they have the feel of a TV show. If you enjoy old school Murder Mysteries give the Saint Movie series a try. It is like watching a Netflix series these days with 8 films in total not a huge time commitment.