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
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"The Video Vacuum" has said of this film: "In the wake of Chinatown (1974)'s success, Hollywood went detective crazy. When they weren't remaking movies, old detective movies like Farewell, My Lovely (1975), they were doing flicks that channeled the detective films of the 1930s and 1940s. St. Ives (1976) is such a film. The main character isn't exactly a detective, but he's involved in a case that isn't too far removed from the sort of predicament Phillip Marlowe frequently found himself in." See more »
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 »
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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