Saint Jack


1h 55m 1979
Saint Jack

Brief Synopsis

Absorbing character study of an amiable, ambitious pimp who thrives in Singapore during the early 1970s. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich, based on Paul Theroux's novel.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1979

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color

Synopsis

Jack Flowers is an expatriate in Singapore who is willing to make his living legally or illegally. After getting by helping American and British businessmen find women, Jack succeeds in opening a brothel, but before long the local mob puts him out of business. So he starts working for Eddie Schuman as a pimp for soldiers on leave from Vietnam. But when Schuman hires him to blackmail a Senator with compromising photos, Jack's conscience begings to get the best of him.

Crew

Louis Armstrong

Song Performer

Louis Armstrong

Song

John Barry

Song

Shirley Bassey

Song Performer

Peter Bogdanovich

Screenplay

Leslie Bricusse

Song

Roy Edward Burris

Song

William Carruth

Editor

Johnny Cash

Song Performer

Richard Chew

Set Decorator

Agnes Chia

Casting

Mag City

Sound Editor

Roger Corman

Producer

Sophie Cornu

Assistant Editor

Denys Deferre-granier

Assistant Director

Claude Doral

Location Manager

Graham Freeborn

Makeup

Elizabeth Gazzara

Production Assistant

Merle Haggard

Song

Merle Haggard

Song Performer

Hugh M Hefner

Executive Producer

Howard Hirdler

Post-Production Assistant

Patrick Kirck

Script Supervisor

Morna Ko

Other

Kris Kristofferson

Song

George Morfogen

Associate Producer

Robby Muller

Director Of Photography

Robby Muller

Dp/Cinematographer

Anthony Newley

Song

David Ng

Art Director

Lorita Ong

Costume Supervisor

Edward L. Rissien

Executive Producer

Jean-pierre Ruh

Sound

Robin Ruse-rinehart

Assistant Director

Howard Sackler

Screenplay

Allan Smith

Post-Production Assistant

Susan Strmoe

Assistant Editor

Tony Swee Park Yeow

Unit Manager

Sonny Tan

Assistant Director

Tjacn Teck Leng Tan

Assistant Director

Paul Theroux

Screenplay

Paul Theroux

Source Material (From Novel)

Pim Tjujerman

Camera Assistant

Sally Tunnicliffe

Casting

Hugo Van Baren

Key Grip

Louise Walker

Costume Supervisor

Janet Weinberg

Assistant Editor

Ray West

Sound

Janet Wienberg

Assistant Editor

Clarence Williams

Song

Clarence Williams

Music

Spencer Williams Jr.

Song

Spencer Williams Jr.

Music

Lucius Wong

Set Decorator

Edward Young

Props

Videos

Movie Clip

Saint Jack (1979) - Open, Always A Good Investment Opening with a pan mighty close to 360 degrees, director Peter Bogdanovich, back in the orbit of old friend producer Roger Corman, buys himself a big slice of Singapore, and introduces Ben Gazzara as the title character and his relations with gofer Gopi (Joseph Noël), in Saint Jack, 1979, from Paul Theroux’s novel and screenplay with Bogdanovich and Howard Sackler.
Saint Jack (1979) - No No, Kong Hong! Ben Gazzara (title character who, we’re learning, is an honest pimp with a cleaner legit job) entertains Hong Kong businessman Leigh (Denholm Elliott) with a visit to his Singapore Brit barfly friends, Joss Ackland, James Villiers (as voluble Froggett), Rodney Bewes and Mark Kingston, in Peter Bogdanovich’s Saint Jack, 1979.
Saint Jack (1979) - Good Lover Bad Husband Ben Gazzara (the title character, a benevolent American ex-pat pimp in Singapore) takes care of an older friend helping him finance his own new brothel, then has an interview with a prospective professional (Monika Subramanian), in Peter Bogdanovich’s Saint Jack, 1979, with the popular Louis Armstrong recording of Oscar Peterson’s “Basin Street Blues.”
Saint Jack (1979) - Nothing To Do With The Animal At the Singapore airport Ben Gazzara (title character), executing an errand for his Chinese businessman boss, works his contacts and picks up English Leigh (Denholm Elliott), Andrew Chua driving the cab, Peter Bogdanovich directing from the script he co-wrote with novelist Paul Theroux and Howard Sackler, in Saint Jack, 1979.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1979

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1979

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1979