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Urbane crime reporter-turned-crime novelist Raymond St. Ives (Charles Bronson) was retained to play go-between for an elderly eccentric (John Houseman) looking to recover ledgers that were purloined from him. The scribe quickly regrets taking the job, as the negotiations could possibly ignite a bloody war between two rival underworld factions. Gripping adaptation of Oliver Bleeck's "The Procane Chronicle" also stars Jacqueline Bisset, Maximilian Schell, Harry Guardino, Harris Yulin. 94 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.