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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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Details

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The meaning and relevance of this movie's title is that it refers to the last name of the movie's central character, Raymond St. Ives, played by Charles Bronson. The main American movie poster boasted that "Charles Bronson is Ray St. Ives" in its tagline. Bronson's earlier movie, Mr. Majestyk (1974), had also featured his character's surname as its movie title, but with the courtesy title of "Mr." included. Interestingly, the French version of this movie is called "Monsieur St. Ives", which translates into the English language as, "Mr. St. Ives". See more »

Goofs

At the drive-in, a western is being shown. The same stampede sequence loops over and over, sometimes even in the same shot. 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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Features The Big Parade (1925) See more »

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My brief review of the film
16 November 2005 | by sol-See all my reviews

An interesting visual side, with some well composed shots by J. Lee Thompson and expert cinematographer Lucien Ballard, is by far the best part of the film, and it is almost enough to atone for a rather lame screenplay. The story is at times difficult to follow, but it is not very original or out of the ordinary either, so there is not all that much reason to care. This is one of those films that you watch more so for a good amount of action and thrills. It just does not have the characters and plot that a brilliant film of its type would have. It is not helped out by poor music choices either, nor by wasting veteran film noir actor Elisha Cook Jr. in an insignificant supporting role. Still, it is okay viewing overall. It seems a little silly how Bronson runs into trouble everywhere, but that is the way that the plot of the film is made up, so be it. At least it is not annoying to view, and it is at times reasonably amusing.


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