The Death of Me Yet (1971)

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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.

"The Death of Me Yet" is a memorable American television film aired in 1971, which provided traumas, exhilarating minutes, and suspense-filled scenes. Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey, the film's story stemmed from an unique named "The Super-Zeppelin Was Late" composed by Michael Blankfort. Doug McClure, who plays the lead role as Bob Howard, improves the exhilarating experience with his astounding performance.

The movie opens with Bob Howard showing up in a town in Scotland. Here, he discovers that a significant number of residents appear to understand him, even though he has no prior memories of ever being in the town before. This eerie familiarity triggers a mission in him to unfold the unusual occurring and discover answers to his bewildering concern of why and how he is understood around here.

As the story unfolds, Bob finds out that he resembles a guy called Robert, who lived and passed away in that extremely town. Robert was a well-known however abhored male, who was apparently accountable for the death of his partner and was involved in a case including the secret plans of a prototype weapon. Bob finds himself knotted in this unsolved secret and, while he tries to show that he is not Robert, he ends up being Gregory's target's-- a strange male.

Vital Reception
"The Death of Me Yet" was greeted with favorable reviews, praising the way-this thriller maintains thriller and drama throughout the story. Audiences valued Doug McClure's efficiency as he masterfully browsed Bob through uncanny scenarios and hazards. The shocking discoveries, hidden chase, and compelling plot kept audiences on the edge of their seats.

Performances and Direction
Doug McClure took center-stage as Bob Howard, the main lead character. His performance filled with stress and anxiety, confusion, and nerve was commonly appreciated. Other obvious performances consisted of Richard Basehart as Gregory and Darren McGavin as Colonel Tad Clark. The movie benefited from an engaging plot, which, under Moxey's direction equated into a fascinating secret thriller.

"The Death of Me Yet" manages to blend thriller and drama completely to develop a gripping story. The film magnificently records Bob's mission to reveal why a community believes he is a man who has actually been dead for a long time. The mystery personified through the eyes of Bob carries an aura of intrigue. The appealing plot, performances, and suspenseful atmosphere make "The Death of Me Yet" a traditional 1971 mystery thriller.

Top Cast

  • Doug McClure (small)
    Doug McClure
    Edward Young / Paul Towers
  • Darren McGavin (small)
    Darren McGavin
    Joe Chalk
  • Rosemary Forsyth (small)
    Rosemary Forsyth
    Sybil Towers
  • Richard Basehart (small)
    Richard Basehart
    Robert Barnes
  • Meg Foster (small)
    Meg Foster
  • Dana Elcar (small)
    Dana Elcar
    Hank Keller
  • Jean Allison (small)
    Jean Allison
    Marilyn Keller
  • Stephen Dunne (small)
    Stephen Dunne
    George Dickman
  • Katherine MacGregor (small)
    Katherine MacGregor
    Nora Queen
  • Allen Jaffe (small)
    Allen Jaffe
  • Sam Edwards (small)
    Sam Edwards