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St. Ives (1976)

A crime novelist is hired by a shady character to negotiate the return of stolen confidential documents.

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

Ross Thomas (novel) (as Oliver Bleeck), Barry Beckerman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bronson ... Raymond St Ives
John Houseman ... Abner Procane
Jacqueline Bisset ... Janet Whistler
Maximilian Schell ... Dr. John Constable
Harry Guardino ... Det. Frank Deal
Harris Yulin ... Det. Carl Oller
Dana Elcar ... Lt. Charles Blunt
Michael Lerner ... Myron Green
George Memmoli ... Shippo
Dick O'Neill ... Hesh
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Eddie (as Elisha Cook)
Jerome Thor Jerome Thor ... Chasman
Val Bisoglio ... Finley Cummins
Burr DeBenning ... Officer Fran (as Burr De Benning)
Daniel J. Travanti ... Johnny Parisi
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Storyline

Abner Procane, top Los Angeles burglar, finds that somebody stole his plans for his next ambitious heist. He hires Raymond St. Ives, crime books writer, to negotiate the return of those documents. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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He's got a half-finished novel in his typewriter. $100,000 bucks in a bag. And everyone in town on his tail. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1976 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

St. Ives' Last Score See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Charles Bronson plays a "Denver Tribune" crime reporter in Messenger of Death (1988), evoking the crime writer character of Raymond St. Ives he played in this movie. Both films were directed by J. Lee Thompson. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie drives St. Ives home from the hospital, the same street pattern repeats itself. A store sign for "Newman's" goes by several times. See more »

Quotes

Det. Carl Oller: Every time we find a stiff, you're around, now why is that?
Raymond St Ives: I guess I'm just lucky.
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Connections

Featured in Bronson: St. Ives (1976) See more »

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A Different role for Bronson
27 January 2015 | by cacorbettSee all my reviews

In this refreshing change of pace for Bronson, he portrays a novelist and former crime reporter on the trail of stolen file belonging to an eccentric John Houseman. As Bronson pursues the pilfered files, a number of bodies turn up dead, with no apparent suspect other that St Ives !. Each time he is cleared, inching closer to recovering the files and nabbing the culprit ! Jacqueline Bissett is the beautiful assistant to Houseman, whoi seems to take an immediate liking to the frustrated novelist. Dana Elcar turns in his best performance ever as the Police Captain trying to make sense of it all .

A great cast, likable performance by Bronson and an interesting ending make this an enjoyable film effort. Highly recommended for Bronson fans.


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