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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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After viewing the film for the first time, author John D. MacDonald wrote, "I was so convinced it would be utterly rotten, that I was pleased to find it only semi-rotten." 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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Darker Than Amber
8 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've never read any of the novels by MacDonald so I can't comment on book to film accuracy.On the other hand,I'm a huge fan of both Rod Taylor and William Smith.It took me almost ten years to get my mitts on a copy of this manly movie masterpiece.It's got some foreign subtitles on it but who cares,this movie's climactic brawl lived up to every bit of it's hype.No goofy chop sockey stuff just good old fashioned, beat the living hell outta the other guy moves.Taylor and Smith use every thing but the kitchen sink on each other.It's true that the only movie fights that come close are From Russia With Love (who doesn't love seeing two football hooligans like Connery and Shaw trying to kill each other but I digress) and the final throwdown between Rod Taylor and Peter Carsten in Dark Of The Sun.This movie is a holy grail for manly movie fans but all the way worth it.Let's hope it finds it's way to DVD in it's pure,unedited form soon,hopefully with commentary by Taylor and Smith.


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