St. Ives (1976)




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Ex-crime reporter turned novelist Raymond St. Ives (Charles Bronson) is drawn back into the world of his former profession by wealthy Abner Procane (John Houseman). St. Ives is hired to locate a stolen set of ledgers that, if made public, could trigger an all-out mob war. Amazingly, St. Ives fails to recognize who his real friends and enemies are in the course of his investigation, and it takes all his mental and physical resources to keep from being exterminated. One of the characters who isn't all that she seems is sexy Janet Whistler (Jacqueline Bisset). While the "main" cast is serviceable, the lineup of future stars in minor roles (Daniel J. Travanti, Jeff Goldblum, Robert Englund, Michael Lerner) is fascinating. Based on The Procane Chronicle, a novel by Oliver Bleeck.
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Charles Bronson
as Raymond St. Ives
John Houseman
as Abner Procane
Jacqueline Bisset
as Janet Whistler
Maximilian Schell
as Dr. John Constable
Harry Guardino
as Detective Deal
Harris Yulin
as Detective Oller
Dana Elcar
as Charlie Blunt
Michael Lerner
as Myron Green
Elisha Cook Jr.
as Eddie the Bell Boy
Val Bisoglio
as Finley Cummins
Burr De Benning
as Officer Frann
Daniel J. Travanti
as Johnny Parisi
Joe Roman
as Seymour
Tom Pedi
as Fat Angie Polaterra
Don Hanmer
as Punch
Bob Terhune
as Mike Kluszewski
Norman Palmer
as McDuff
Walter Brooke
as Mickey
Jerome Thor
as Chasman
George Sawaya
as Arab Bagman
Glenn Robards
as Procane Butler
Jerry Brutsche
as Jack Boykins
Dar Robinson
as Jimmy Peskoe
Lynn Borden
as Party Girl
Stanley Brock
as Night Clerk
Larry Martindale
as Station Man
Olan Soule
as Station Man
Louis H. Kelly
as Croupier
Rosalyn Marshall
as Girl at Table
Owen Pace
as Slim
Morris Buchanan
as Police Sergeant
Ben Young
as Detective
John Steadman
as Willie
Benjie Bancroft
as Patrolman
Jill Stone
as Nurse
Ed Cross
as Orderly
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Critic Reviews for St. Ives

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This movie is so bad that when the convoluted action takes us to a drive-in movie the same film clips can be glimpsed four times...

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May 16, 2005
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Audience Reviews for St. Ives


Chinatown reworking in modern clothes, at least modern when the film was made, is an okay film but the original is superior in every department.

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Easily my favorite of all Bronson films. It's not only hilarious but it's thrilling and has some great twists. I love the score and the way it was shot. Bronson is clearly having a blast here and it shows.

Ben Eastman
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