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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

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Dr. Frank Enari: [Confessed] It was my fault. It was my idea. He should have let him run me. He probably got angry with me because I wouldn't, eh...
[Jones is too angry to discuss it]
Dr. Frank Enari: Robert?
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Obscure classic
24 September 2003 | by Zbigniew_KrycsiwikiSee all my reviews

Two scientists are at frozen Arctic research station: one goes about his daily work routine, the other slowly goes off the deep end trying to figure out how the two men there before them died.

Great obscure little made for TV movie. I've only ever seen this on TV once, it was back in 1995 or 1996, and it was under the name "A Cold Night's Death", but I've still got it on video.

I hate to say this but I hope this movie isn't issued on video or DVD, the fact that it IS so rarely seen and it's more obscure and therefore a little more of a surprise when (if) you can see it. It would seem to lose some the suspense to it if you could just simply go into any corporate owned "Blockbuster" type of video store and rent it anytime you wanted to see it.

The obscurity of this movie is also part of its charm.


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