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A Cold Night's Death (1973)

Two scientists suspect that there is someone other than their research primates inhabiting their polar station.

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Jerrold Freedman
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Complete credited cast:
Robert Culp ... Robert Jones
Eli Wallach ... Frank Enari
Michael C. Gwynne ... Val Adams
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Scientists Robert Jones and Frank Enari are dispatched to the Tower Mountain Research Station to replace a colleague, Dr. Vogel. For the past five days, due to a severe snow storm, Dr. Vogel failed to communicate with the base. His last communications with the base betrayed a confused, anxious and delirious man. Concerned about Dr. Vogel's safety and state of mind, the base sends the two replacement scientists to the summit research station via helicopter. The replacement researchers bring along a chimpanzee for the cold weather tests. When they arrive at the summit research station, the two replacement scientists find a ransacked station and no trace of Dr. Vogel. Written by nufs68

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1973 (USA) See more »

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The Chill Factor See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Ryan Horner: [Narrate the beginning of the story] January 17, base Research Center, Ryan Horner, Project Director. Today is our 5th-day without radio contact with Dr. Vogel. Previous attempts to reach Summit Laboratory of failed because of continuing snowstorms. I fear for Vogel's well-being. Before we lost transmission, his radio contacts were becoming increasingly sporadic and irrational. To the point, that he reported having conversations with such figures as Napoleon and Alexander the Great. I'm deeply ...
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Interesting thriller
11 May 1999 | by yenloSee all my reviews

This film was one of the made for TV movies that used to be so popular back in the 70's that are almost never seen now. A small cast made up of two very fine actors i.e. Eli Wallach and Robert Culp play research scientists at a small Polar station that the previous inhabitants of met with bad fortune. An entertaining thriller that has a touch of science fiction and mystery in it.


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