Sunday, February 15, 2015

Meet The Tiger by Leslie Charteris

Introducing The Saint

Simon Templar is introduced as a young adventurer 27 years of age, who is also independently wealthy and is accompanied by a manservant named Orace. Templar and Orace stay in a place that Simon purchased from the Ministry of Defence in the small North Devon seaside town of Baycombe. The intent is to foil a plan by a mysterious individual known only as "The Tiger" to smuggle stolen gold. Templar's motivation is to settle an old score with The Tiger, with whom he has had prior dealings though he's never actually met the villain, and return the gold to its proper owner and collect a reward.

Printing History
Written by Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin (1907-1993)

 Ward Lock (UK)
September 1928

as Meet – the Tiger!
 Doubleday's The Crime Club
March 1929 

as Crooked Gold 
Amalgamated Press 

Meet – the Tiger! The Saint in Danger
Sun Dial Press

The Film
The Saint Meets the Tiger

Hugh Sinclair as Templar
Jean Gillie as Patricia Holm
 Wylie Watson as Horace 
Clifford Evans as the Tiger.

1 comment:

  1. I would like to find both the book and the movie. I enjoyed the three novellas I have read.