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John D. MacDonald (novel)
Ed Waters (screenplay)
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Release Date:
28 September 1970 (Sweden) See more »
Travis McGee is having a conference with one of his clients. Business as usual.
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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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 ... Manuel
Sherry Faber ... Nina
Marcia Knight ... Landlady
James H. Frysinger ... Dewey Powell
Harry A. Wood ... Judson
Jack Nagle ... Farnsworth
Judy Wallace ... Ginny
Michael DeBeausset ... Doctor
Jeff Gillen ... Morgue Attendant

Chris Robinson ... Roy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Warren Bauer ... Roy's Companion (uncredited)
Wayne Bauer ... Roy's Companion (uncredited)
Don Schoff ... Steward (uncredited)
Ted Swanson ... Radio Operator (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Clouse 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John D. MacDonald  novel "Darker Than Amber"
Ed Waters  screenplay

Produced by
Jack Reeves .... executive producer
Walter Seltzer .... producer
Original Music by
John Carl Parker  (as John Parker)
Cinematography by
Frank V. Phillips 
Film Editing by
Fred A. Chulack  (as Fred Chulack)
Art Direction by
Jack T. Collis  (as Jack Collis)
Set Decoration by
Don K. Ivey  (as Don Ivey)
Costume Design by
Richard Bruno 
Makeup Department
Guy Del Russo .... makeup artist
Marie Del Russo .... makeup artist
Production Management
Frank Baur .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sonny Persons .... assistant director
Ted Swanson .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Jack A. Finlay .... sound editor
Howard Warren .... sound mixer
James J. Casino .... stunts (as Jimmy Casino)
Roger Creed .... stunt coordinator
Jesse Wayne .... stunts
Courtney Brown .... stunts (uncredited)
Nick Dimitri .... stunts (uncredited)
Louie Elias .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew M. Costikyan .... special photography
James Pergola .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dyke Davis .... wardrober
Editorial Department
Steve Cuiffo .... assistant editor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La loi du talion" - Canada (French title), France
"A Morte não Marca Hora" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Ekviastai tou mesonyhtiou" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"En skibsluders skæbne" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Grande caldo per il racket della droga" - Italy
"Kosto on kova" - Finland
"La muerte no es testigo" - Mexico (TV title)
"Más oscuro que el ámbar" - Spain
"Mais Escuro que Âmbar" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"McGee, der Tiger" - West Germany
"Moorden in Cresendo" - Netherlands (imdb display title)
"Verdugo a destajo" - Mexico (imdb display title)
"Vittnet är kallt" - Sweden
"Yami no senkô" - Japan (imdb display title)
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96 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Finland:K-16 | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:18 (1970) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (cut) | USA:PG | USA:R (original rating) | West Germany:18
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Did You Know?

Final theatrical feature film of actress Jane Russell.See more »
Miscellaneous: 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 »
Vangie's ThemeSee more »


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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Tecumseh, OK, 28 June 1999
Author: bux from Tecumseh ok

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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