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The Secret of St. Ives (1949)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, History | 30 June 1949 (USA)
Anatole de Keroual is captured by the British in the Napoleonic war and imprisoned in the dungeon of Edinburgh Castle with six companions. Floria Gilchrist, coveted by the fortress ... See full summary »

Director:

Phil Rosen (as Philip Rosen)

Writers:

Robert Louis Stevenson (short story "St. Ives"), Eric Taylor (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Richard Ney ... Anatole de Keroual
Vanessa Brown ... Floria Gilchrist
Henry Daniell ... Maj. Edward Chevenish
Edgar Barrier ... Sgt. Carnac
Aubrey Mather ... Daniel Romaine
Luis Van Rooten Luis Van Rooten ... Clausel
John Dehner ... Couguelat
Paul Marion Paul Marion ... Amiot
Douglas Walton ... Allan St. Ives
Jean Del Val ... Count St. Ives
Phyllis Morris Phyllis Morris ... Annie Gilchrist
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Anatole de Keroual is captured by the British in the Napoleonic war and imprisoned in the dungeon of Edinburgh Castle with six companions. Floria Gilchrist, coveted by the fortress commander, Major Edward Chevenish, falls in love with Anatole, and he with her, but Chevenish refuses Floria's plea for a pardon for Anatole unless she agrees to marry him. Anatole engineers an escape from the prison, and goes to London to straighten out affairs of the estate of his uncle, Viscount Victor St. Ives. There he is apprehended and put on trial for murder. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Segredo de Saint Ives See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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A Stevenson Fragment - Compeleted by another
10 September 2006 | by theowinthropSee all my reviews

I won't rate the film here, because I did not see it. In fact, until I noticed it's title and checked, I was surprised that a movie based on ST. IVES had been made.

Most people hearing the title ST. IVES will think it refers to a Charles Bronson movie of that name. But before Bronson's film, there was this novel. When Robert Louis Stevenson died of a brain hemorrhage in 1894 he had several uncompleted projects in manuscript. Rightfully he recognized that his best work was WEIR OF HERMISTON, which he completed about two thirds of, and had left the actual conclusion in the air. But he had also done three quarters of a novel about French Prisoners of War in England and Scotland in the early 19th Century, entitled ST. IVES (give it the French pronunciation - it is the name of the hero's aristocratic family).

Whenever WEIR OF HERMISTON is printed today it is usually in a volume with THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE, as they represent Stevenson's most mature work as a writer. ST. IVES, actually merits it's own volume. This is ironic, because Stevenson's letters suggest he was getting bored by the book, and felt it was a second-rate collection of improbable adventures (the hero escapes from Edinburgh by balloon at one point). But he had written so much, Fanny Stevenson decided to try to have it completed. So it was finished by Arthur Quiller-Couch, a prominent critic and writer of the period. It was serialized and then published formally in 1896. It was still in publication (in the EVERYMAN edition) up to the middle of the 20th Century.

Hopefully, one day, the film will be shown again on television, and a more proper review of it will be made.


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