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Darker Than Amber (1970)

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Professional beach bum and 'knight errant' Travis McGee goes up against psychotic body-builder Terry Bartell. McGee pulls out all the stops when he joins a Carribean cruise to bring the killer to justice.

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Meyer
Suzy Kendall ...
Vangie / Merrimay
Ahna Capri ...
Del (as Anna Capri)
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Janet MacLachlan ...
Noreen
Robert Phillips ...
Griff
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Alabama Tigress
James Booth ...
Burk
Oswaldo Calvo ...
Manuel
Sherry Faber ...
Nina
Marcia Knight ...
Landlady
James H. Frysinger ...
Dewey Powell
Harry A. Wood ...
Judson
Jack Nagle ...
Farnsworth
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Professional beach bum and 'knight errant' Travis McGee goes up against psychotic body-builder Terry Bartell. McGee pulls out all the stops when he joins a Carribean cruise to bring the killer to justice.

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Travis McGee is having a conference with one of his clients. Business as usual.


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28 September 1970 (Sweden)  »

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La loi du talion  »

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Arrow created a "special" shirt design called "The McGee" for Taylor to wear. When the movie flopped, so did the shirt. See more »

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Referenced in Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971) See more »

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Vangie's Theme
Written by Chip Taylor and John Carl Parker (as John Parker)
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A classic . Way ahead of its time.
25 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw Darker Than Amber 34 years ago, and it made an indelible impression on me. Perhaps it was because the realistic fast paced action and suspense, which is commonplace today, was a breakthrough at the time. I would compare it with some of the action scenes in Steve McQueen's Bullitt. I was reading John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee novels long before this movie came out, and being a Rod Taylor fan, this was the icing on the cake for me. Taylor brought McGee to life, a no nonsense, tough as nails guy, a Bond without the gadgets and gimmicks. I certainly wish the Production Company/Distributors would put it out on DVD, so everyone else could enjoy it. It could most assuredly become a cult classic.


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