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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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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 »

Goofs

McGee's Rolls Royce, Miss Agnes, is a British car. It even has a European license plate. But since McGee no doubt registered the car in Florida, the plate is out of place. See more »

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Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: Remembering Gene Siskel (1999) See more »

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Vangie's Theme
Written by Chip Taylor and John Carl Parker (as John Parker)
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Under-rated Cool Film of the Era!
14 August 2004 | by (sparks, nevada) – See all my reviews

This "Tough as nails" John MacDonald novel was filmed at the perfect time in American Film History. Rod Taylor (an Aussie) who starred in many American films (as well as high support in GIANT and others) plays Travis MaGee, the lead, with the beautiful, intelligent and TALENTED Suzy Kendall (who nobody I know ever heard of), even though she was in TO SIR WITH LOVE and had a "Julie Christie" kind of appeal in the Kingdom in the 1960's and 70's AND was married to Dudley Moore (ARTHUR) AFTER Tuesday Weld wss married to him. ANyway, Theo Bikel is great - this is like an old Bogie or John Garfield film from the 40's or 50's about corruption and honest, tough private eyes who AREN'T James Bond or TV private eyes who wait for Inger Stevens to save them.

Well-done, tough MacDonald story (well cast) and I'm not even sure if it's on Vid OR DVD. Check it out.


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