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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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Charles Bronson is Ray St. Ives. 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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Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie's MacGuffin are some stolen papers, documents, plans, and ledgers, which are owned by Abner Procane (John Houseman). Interestingly, a few years before this movie was made, Houseman appeared in the The Paper Chase (1973), in which he won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role Academy Award. Charles Bronson's mission in this picture is to recover these papers, his charge being a kind of "paper chase" in a sense. 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 »

Connections

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

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Could have used more punch
7 May 2014 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I'm not sure why Charles Bronson chose to star in "St. Ives" during the peak period of his career, since it's far from the tough guy roles that made him famous. Maybe he liked the promised change of pace. I do admit that Bronson is fine in the title role, more of a troubleshooter and go- between instead of a violent individual. Unfortunately, he is surrounded by material that's kind of lacklustre. The movie as a whole lacks edge. I know this is more of a mystery than an action exercise, but a little more action would have sparked things up considerably. It doesn't help that director J. Lee Thompson makes the entire movie look and feel more like a made for television exercise rather than a theatrical movie. This isn't actively awful, but I would only recommend it to die hard Bronson fans.


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