This Australian-made film – a remake of Rudolph Maté’s 1950 film noir classic DOA – cast Americans Tom Tryon, Carolyn Jones and Rick Jason in the lead roles to encourage international film sales, with local actors cast in supporting roles.
Whilst on vacation, chartered accountant Frank Bigelow (Tryon) discovers he has been deliberately poisoned and has less than a week to live. In the short time he has left, he determines to find out who poisoned him and why.
Location shooting for the film took place in Mittagong in New South Wales, the Chevron Hotel, Surfers Paradise (Queensland) and the Menzies Hotel and Roselands Shopping Centre (Australia’s biggest shopping centre at the time) in Sydney.
The film was poorly received, both critically and commercially.
Frank J. Bigelow
Guy Le Claire