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Color Me Dead (1969)

A man discovers that he has been deliberately poisoned and hasn't long to live. In the short time he has left, he determines to find out who poisoned him and why.

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Eddie Davis
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Tryon ... Frank Bigelow
Carolyn Jones ... Paula Gibson
Rick Jason ... Bradley Taylor
Patricia Conolly ... Marla Rukubian (as Patricia Connolly)
Tony Ward Tony Ward ... Halliday
Penny Sugg Penny Sugg ... Miss Foster
Reginald Gilliam Reginald Gilliam ... Eugene Phillips
Margo Reid Margo Reid ... Mrs. Phillips (as Margot Reid)
Peter Sumner ... Stanley Phillips
Michael Laurence Michael Laurence ... George Reynolds
Sandy Harbutt Sandy Harbutt ... Chester
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A man discovers that he has been deliberately poisoned and hasn't long to live. In the short time he has left, he determines to find out who poisoned him and why.

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Frank Bigelow is a dead man...But he won't rest easy until he finds his own murderer!

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

D.O.A. II See more »

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Goldsworthy See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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D.O.A. updated to 60's chic
23 January 2005 | by madsagittarianSee all my reviews

This color remake of the noir classic (with Edmond O'Brien in the lead) may have been a mistake, but it is not a complete disappointment. If you know the original (a man tries to find out who poisoned him in the limited time left of his life), you may agree that black and white was essential to the mood. But since no one would book a B&W film in the late 1960's, it kind of makes sense that this story is expanded somewhat to an international glossy color film, so indicative of the period.

Tom Tryon was never much of an actor (and would soon abandon the screen for a highly successful writing career), and thereby cannot carry the sense of urgency needed to bring to the role of a man living on borrowed time. Nonetheless, COLOR ME DEAD is worthwhile for a pretty good sequence in shopping center, and an "of its time" psychedelic sequence featuring a lot of gels and topless women.


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