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St. Ives (1998)

In 1813, Capitaine Jacques St. Ives, a Hussar in the Napoleonic wars, is captured and sent to a Scottish prison camp. He's a swashbuckler, so the prison's commander, Major Farquar ... See full summary »

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Major Farquhar Chevening
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Flora Gilchrist
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Comte de Saint-Yves
Cécile Pallas ...
Mathilde
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Alain de Keroual de Saint-Yves
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Bonnefoy
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Couperin
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Le Bon
Chris McHallem ...
Gautier (as Christopher McHallem)
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In 1813, Capitaine Jacques St. Ives, a Hussar in the Napoleonic wars, is captured and sent to a Scottish prison camp. He's a swashbuckler, so the prison's commander, Major Farquar Bolingbroke Chevening, asks for lessons in communicating with women. Both men have their eyes on the lovely Flora, who resides with her aunt, the iconoclastic and well-traveled Miss Susan Emily Gilcrist. By chance, living close to the camp is Jacques's grandfather and brother, whom Jacques believes died years before. Jacques decides to escape, find his relatives, and win the hand of Flora; Major Chevening and an unforeseen enemy stand in his way. Can Miss Gilcrist contrive to make everything work out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some sexuality/nudity and violence | See all certifications »

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22 October 1998 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A szerelem mindenek előtt  »

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One of eight (8) films available on the 2012, 2-DVD set, "British Cinema Collections: 8 Acclaimed Films". The films are:

Disc 1: "Love Among the Ruins" (1975), "The Inheritance" (1997), Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" (1948), and Robert Louis Stevenson's "ST. IVES" (1998).

Disc 2: "School for Seduction" (2004), "Dirty Pretty Things"" (2002), "Rogue Trader" (1999), and "Rowing with the Wind" (1988). See more »

Quotes

Francois: Beauty is only skin deep.
Jacques St. Ives: That's it. Our friendship is over. I cannot love a man who loves a cliche.
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Connections

Version of St. Ives (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Overture from
La fille du tambour major"
By Jacques Offenbach
Conducted by Terry Davis (as Major T.S. Davis)
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the atmosphere
6 June 2017 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

the atmosphere is the first motif to see it. and the performances. and the story. and, not the last, the flavor, well known, of a sweet - bitter old fashion comedy. a film about war, friendship and love. and the best actors for translate on the screen a story of R.L. Stevenson who becomes special. at the first sigh, an easy film. mix of history, adventure and a great job of Robert Grant. in fact, an oasis. one of the most necessary. for redefine the small, significant small things.


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