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The Secret of St. Ives

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The Secret of St. Ives
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Directed byPhil Rosen (as Philip Rosen)
Screenplay byEric Taylor
Based onSt. Ives
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Produced byRudolph C. Flothow
CinematographyHenry Freulich
Edited byJames Sweeney
Columbia Pictures
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • June 30, 1949 (1949-06-30)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Secret of St. Ives is a 1949 American historical adventure film directed by Phil Rosen and starring Richard Ney, Vanessa Brown and Henry Daniell. It is adapted from the 1897 novel St. Ives by Robert Louis Stevenson.[1] Set during the Napoleonic Wars, the film's plot follows a French officer who is captured and held as a prisoner in England. He manages to escape with the help of a local woman. The film was released by Columbia Pictures. The sets were designed by the art director Cary Odell.


Adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson's story of French prisoners in the Napoleonic wars who escape from Edinburgh Castle.



  1. ^ Goble p.442


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.

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