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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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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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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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Spin-off Travis McGee (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Vangie's Theme
Written by Chip Taylor and John Carl Parker (as John Parker)
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For Travis McGee fans
6 April 2010 | by richman0829See 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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