St. Ives lives in an apartment full of books and can’t finish his novel. It’s kind of like Starting Out in the Evening ... only with Charles Bronson. Elisha Cook Jr. gazes at everybody from his hotel desk like a ghost from an earlier film. Jacqueline Bisset is like the perfect ’70s version of Jane Greer: intoxicating, manipulative and irresistible.

Grade: B+

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