Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Simon Templar, the Saint, is brought to New York. His search for the identity of "the Big Fellow" takes him through many dangerous situations.
Inspector Henry Fernack gives his address as 58 Washington Square South. At this address once stood the Arch Café where hangings had been conducted in the nineteenth century. Perhaps using this street and number was intended as inside dark humor. At present, the address is the site of New York University's Catholic Center.
Simon Templar, aka The Saint:
"You'd think someone with the name 'Violet Throckmorton' would have enough trouble in life without you adding to it."
Templar speaks the cabby's phone number, then dials it. It's Columbus 5-1098; on a rotary dial phone, 0, 9 and 8 are all full or nearly full turns of the dial, but when he dials it, it's all small turns until the last digit.
Possibly for local censorship reasons some theatrical prints delete the brief scene revealing that the nun at the scene of the first of the Saint's killings was the Saint. Rather than a straight cut, it dissolves from the bystanders crowding round the body to the Saint's conversation after he has divested himself of the nun's habit.
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