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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 ...
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James Booth ...
Burk
Oswaldo Calvo ...
Manuel
Sherry Faber ...
Nina
Marcia Knight ...
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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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Was planned as the first of a series to be released every 18 months. Bad box office killed the idea. See more »

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

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Written by Chip Taylor and John Carl Parker (as John Parker)
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For Travis McGee fans
6 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really wish Rod Taylor and Theodore Bikel had teamed up for a series of McGee films. John D. MacDonald was a wonderful storyteller - his bad guys are believable and really scary, and his sense of locale is perfect - but the best part is the lifestyle of his hero, a large part of which are the friendships he has with Meyer and others (the boat rental guy!), and the idea of taking retirement in chunks as you go along (because you never know...).

It takes a series to fill it all in; like 21 novels, in which McGee slowly gets a little older, a little wiser. I could see Taylor and Bikel doing that. (Just as Timothy Hutton and Maury Chaykin and a good repertory company did for a few of the Nero Wolfe series by Rex Stout).

So if you liked the books and want a glimpse of one of them in live-action, try to find a copy; and hopefully an unedited one. You'll be glad you did.


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