Leslie Charteris


Biography

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Saint In London, The (1939) -- (Movie Clip) I'm Trying To Lure Him Templar (George Sanders, title character) has attended the party thrown by the Morgans (Norah Howard, Charles Carson), encouraged by his friend Blake (Ballard Berkeley) to meet the shifty Lang (Henry Oscar), the niece Penny (Sally Gray) an unexpected bonus, in The Saint In London, 1939.
Saint In London, The (1939) -- (Movie Clip) Is It A Phobia Of Some Kind? After they’ve diverted the police, valet Dugan (David Burns) explains to Templar (George Sanders, title character) that Penny (Sally Gray) wasn’t there, having chased Kussella (Ralph Truman) to the shop that’s the front for the counterfeit operation, Charles Paton the proprietor, in The Saint In London, 1939.
Saint In London, The (1939) -- (Movie Clip) I Ain't No Saint Clever opening with legitimate London locations, working with a much bigger budget than was usual for the RKO serial, George Sanders as the title character meets hustler Dugan (David Burns), then his friend Blake (Ballard Berkeley), in the third in the series, The Saint In London, 1939.
Saint In New York, The -- (Movie Clip) Cherish This Moment Simon Templar (Louis Hayward, the title character) enters the gambling den and intimidates Papinoff (Ben Welden) and henchmen (Jack Carson, Paul Guilfoyle) in the first in the series, The Saint In New York, 1938.
Saint Strikes Back, The -- (Movie Clip) I Dislike You Intensely Neat shot by director John Farrow finding Templar (George Sanders), entering a window to Val (Wendy Barrie) and her crew (Barry Fitzgerald et al), when villain Cullis (Jerome Cowan) appears, in The Saint Strikes Back, 1939.
Saint Strikes Back, The -- (Movie Clip) Naples In The Spring San Francisco, a night club on New Years' Eve, nervous Val (Wendy Barrie) at her table, a murder, and Templar (George Sanders, his first scene in the title role) to the rescue, in The Saint Strikes Back, 1938, directed by John Farrow.
Saint In New York, The -- (Movie Clip) We All Die Sometime There's a nun on the scene as a thug (Lester Dorr) gets offed, Inspector Fernack (Jonathan Hale) baffled, then Templar (Louis Hayward) consults with employer Valcross (Frederick Burton), in The Saint In New York, 1938.

Family

S C Yin
Father
Physician. Chinese.
Florence Bowyer
Mother
English.
Patricia Ann Charteris
Daughter
From first marriage.

Companions

Elizabeth Bryan Borst Charteris
Wife
Thrid wife; divorced c. 1951.
Audrey Long
Wife
Actor. Married from April 1952 until his death.

Bibliography

"The Saint and Leslie Charteris"
W O G Lofts and Derek Adley (1971)