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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Dr. Frank Enari: February 14th, evening radio transmission will bass confirmed snowstorm. Third in 2 weeks. Food deprivation tests started A.M. Subject monkeys, Freddie and Ritchie, placed on quarter rations of food and water. Symbiotic relationships disrupted by mid-P.M. Mutual hostility, accompanied by anger and aggression. Continuing dependency behavior of Geronimo since A.M. fright.
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Hard-to-find gem.
7 February 2002 | by cynanreesSee all my reviews

This is a little gem of a thriller that is all too hard to find anymore. A bit like Sleuth, with really only two actors in the whole film; and while it isn't in Sleuth's class, it does have a kick-ass ending of its own.


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