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Darker Than Amber (1970)

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.

Director:

Robert Clouse

Writers:

John D. MacDonald (novel), Ed Waters (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Taylor ... Travis McGee
Theodore Bikel ... Meyer
Suzy Kendall ... Vangie / Merrimay
Ahna Capri ... Del (as Anna Capri)
William Smith ... Terry
Janet MacLachlan ... Noreen
Robert Phillips ... Griff
Jane Russell ... Alabama Tigress
James Booth ... Burk
Oswaldo Calvo Oswaldo Calvo ... Manuel
Sherry Faber Sherry Faber ... Nina
Marcia Knight ... Landlady
James H. Frysinger James H. Frysinger ... Dewey Powell
Harry A. Wood Harry A. Wood ... Judson
Jack Nagle Jack Nagle ... Farnsworth
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Storyline

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.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1970 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

La loi du talion See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert Culp was the original choice for Travis McGee. 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 »

Alternate Versions

Television and video versions censor arm breaking fight scene. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Vangie's Theme
Written by Chip Taylor and John Carl Parker (as John Parker)
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Tecumseh, OK
28 June 1999 | by buxSee all my reviews

All the characters are here, and in fine fashion too: Trav, The Alabama Tigress, Meyer, and of course Miss Agnes. At times steamy and violent, this one captures the essence of the author's tale and moves along at a swift pace. As in all of the McGee stories we have a "broken bird" a mystery to be solved, and antagonists whose "wires are crossed." Smith is outstanding as the body building, demented Terry Bartell, and a fine musical score make this one fine viewing.


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