“Travis McGee is having a conference with one of his clients. Business as usual.”
From the depths of the most private recesses of the Frumkes Collection comes a one-night only 16mm screening of Robert Clouse’s blazing, amazing, bourbon-slugging revenge picture Darker Than Amber. Starring B-legend Rod Taylor as no-nonsense private detective/muscleman Travis McGee, the movie begins as a sweetly wallpapered Miami love story, but soon sees McGee following a blood trail all the way to the Caribbean, hellbent on avenging the death of hot young thing Suzy Kendall. He sniffs out a crime ring with a special appetite for rich “loners” – all they need is a pretty girl, a cruise ticket and a nice inheritance. As Travis thrashes his way to the heart of the action, Darker Than Amber greases its wheels with late-night jazz riffs and an old-fashioned fistfight that mincemeats the words of mere mortals.