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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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Dewey Powell
Harry A. Wood ...
Judson
Jack Nagle ...
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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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Robert Clouse was chosen to be the director of Enter the Dragon (1973) after Bruce Lee watched the choreographed fight scene turn into a real fight on screen between Rod Taylor and William Smith. See more »

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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 Blue Nude (1977) 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 good introduction to Travis McGee, author John D McDonald's "Knight Errant/Beach Bum".
23 June 2003 | by (Santa Barbara, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Darker Than Amber" is a very good introduction to Travis McGee, for anyone out there who doesn't know the hero of 21 "colourful" titled adventures.Rod Taylor made a perfect Travis and its a shame he didn't commit to a series as I'm sure if he had, it would have done so. As it was (is) this is the only movie made. Oh there was that other TV movie "The Empty Copper Sea"with Sam Elliott as a mustachioed, long-haired Trav but the only thing "Trav" about it was it was (is) a "Trav"esty! They even had Trav on a SAILBOAT! This movie has the right blend of action and tenderness, with good acting throughout. William Smith as Terry is a real menace. Smith said the fight scene at the end was done by him and Taylor and they really hurt each other. See Rod Taylor's website for more info on "Darker Than Amber" and Smith's comments. Very interesting.Color lensing on location in Florida and Nassau really captured the right atmosphere.They even had a houseboat and a Rolls Royce "Woody" Station Wagon. I guesss a Rolls pick-up would've been too much! Do I like Trav and "Darker Than Amber"? You bet!Cheers! Shields, Santa Barbara, CA. June 23, 2003


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