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John D. McDonald was not altogether pleased with what Hollywood did to his novel Darker Than Amber, but audiences were generally satisfied. Private eye Travis McGee (Rod Taylor) and his cohort Meyer (Theodore Bikel) rescue the beautiful Vangie (Suzy Kendall) from drowning. Vangie has been targetted for death by a couple of disreputable types who, as it turns out, were her former partners in crime. When Vangie is murdered, McGee hires a lookalike (also played by Suzy Kendall) to corner the killers. As is usually the case in the ouevre of John D. McDonald, nothing is quite what it appears to be on surface. Jane Russell, reemerging from one of her period retirements, is fun to watch as "Alabama Tiger". Current prints of the R-rated Darker Than Amber have been modified to qualify for a "PG." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Rod Taylor
as Travis McGee
Suzy Kendall
as Vangie/Merrimay
Theodore Bikel
as Meyer
Jane Russell
as Alabama Tiger
James Booth
as Burk
Janet MacLachlan
as Noreen
William Smith
as Terry
Ahna Capri
as Del
Robert Phillips
as Griff
Harry Wood
as Ed Judson
Oswaldo Calvo
as Manuel
Marcie Knight
as Landlady
Judy Wallace
as Ginny
Chris Robinson
as Roy
Jeff Gillen
as Morgue Attendant
Judy Wallace
as Ginny
Harry Wood
as Ed Judson
Marcie Knight
as Landlady
Oswaldo Calvo
as Manuel
Chris Robinson
as Roy

Crew

Robert Clouse
Director
Walter Seltzer
Producer
Richard Bruno
Costume Designer
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