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Clarence Greene (writer)
Russell Rouse (writer)
Frank Bigelow is a dead man...But he won't rest easy until he finds his own murderer!
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. | Add synopsis »
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Tom Tryon ... Frank Bigelow

Carolyn Jones ... Paula Gibson

Rick Jason ... Bradley Taylor
Pat Connolly ... Marla Rukubian (as Patricia Connolly)
Tony Ward ... Halliday
Penny Sugg ... Miss Foster
Reginald Gilliam ... Eugene Phillips
Margot Reid ... Mrs. Phillips

Peter Sumner ... Stanley Phillips
Michael Laurence ... George Reynolds
Sandy Harbutt ... Chester
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Dease ... Dr. Matson (uncredited)
Suzy Kendall ... Sue (uncredited)
Alan Lander ... Sam (uncredited)
Tom Oliver ... Dr. McDonald (uncredited)

Directed by
Eddie Davis 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Clarence Greene  writer
Russell Rouse  writer

Produced by
Eddie Davis .... producer
Original Music by
Bob Young 
Cinematography by
Mick von Bornemann 
Film Editing by
Warren Adams 
Art Direction by
Sid Fort 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Rhall .... second assistant director
Peter Armstrong .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Calvin Gardiner .... first assistant camera
Other crew
Barbara Burleigh .... continuity

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Also Known As:
"D.O.A. II" -
"A Cor da Morte" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"A la busca de mi asesino" - Spain
"Der leuchtende Tod" - West Germany
"L'uomo che doveva uccidere il suo assassino" - Italy
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97 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Sound Mix:
USA:R (certificate #21317)

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22 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
D.O.A. updated to 60's chic, 23 January 2005
Author: madsagittarian from Toronto, Canada

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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