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The Death of Me Yet (1971)

The editor of a small-town newspaper has his past unexpectedly catch up with him: he finds out that a Soviet agent who knew him when he was a spy has been sent to the U.S. to kill him.

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Whit Masterson (novel), A.J. Russell
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Cast overview:
Doug McClure ... Edward Young / Paul Towers
Darren McGavin ... Joe Chalk
Rosemary Forsyth ... Sybil Towers
Richard Basehart ... Robert Barnes
Meg Foster ... Alice
Dana Elcar ... Hank Keller
Jean Allison ... Marilyn Keller
Stephen Dunne ... George Dickman
Katherine MacGregor ... Nora Queen (as Scottie MacGregor)
Allen Jaffe ... Nylec
Sam Edwards ... Jerry
John Kroga John Kroga ... Redstone
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The editor of a small-town newspaper has his past unexpectedly catch up with him: he finds out that a Soviet agent who knew him when he was a spy has been sent to the U.S. to kill him.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein tödlicher Fehler See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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I saw this multiple times as a kid
6 November 2009 | by allegra-slomanSee all my reviews

My fave line is when the wife says to Doug McClure that Darren McGavin reminds her of a meat grinder she once caught her finger in.

After that my brother and I would always yell "MEAT GRINDER" whenever Darren McGavin came on the screen.

I remember the film as lots of fun and fast paced. I wish I could see it again just for how old fashioned everything would look.....

If you wonder why the script on this TV movie is outstanding compared to many of the TV movies of the time, it might have something to do with being part written by Whit Masterson, who also wrote Orson Welles A Touch of Evil back in 1958.


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