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Murder in Texas (1981)

Story of Texas heiress Joan Robinson, who married plastic surgeon John Hill. Her father, Ash, is suspicious of Hill, thinking that he married Joan for money, which he used to buy a house ... See full summary »

Director:

William Hale

Writers:

Ann Kurth (book), John McGreevey
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katharine Ross ... Ann Kurth Hill
Sam Elliott ... Dr. John Hill
Farrah Fawcett ... Joan Robinson Hill
Andy Griffith ... Ash Robinson
G.W. Bailey ... Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes
Barry Corbin ... Dist. Atty. McMasters
Pamela Myers Pamela Myers ... Mary
Craig T. Nelson ... Jack Ramsey
Royce Wallace Royce Wallace ... Wilma
Dimitra Arliss ... Gina Meier
Jude Farese Jude Farese ... Casselli
Philip Sterling ... Dr. Helpern
Vernon Weddle Vernon Weddle ... Dr. Joe
Lesley Woods ... Reah Robinson
Parley Baer ... Ann's attorney
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Storyline

Story of Texas heiress Joan Robinson, who married plastic surgeon John Hill. Her father, Ash, is suspicious of Hill, thinking that he married Joan for money, which he used to buy a house and indulges in some odd hobbies. He eventually has an affair with a woman named Ann Kurth. Eventually Ash threatens John with him losing custody of his son unless he makes full restitution to Joan. One day, Joan gets sick and dies. John somehow doesn't allow an autopsy to be done. Ash thinks it's strange, and thinks John killed Joan and sets out to prove it. John eventually marries Ann and she can't help but find his behavior strange. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Murder in Texas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dick Clark Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A TV movie for the NBC network. See more »

Connections

References A Man and a Woman (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

I Will Wait For You
From the song "Je ne pourrais jamais vivre sans toi"
Music by Michel Legrand
English lyrics by Norman Gimbel
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Read a book!
29 May 2006 | by tarmcgatorSee all my reviews

I haven't seen this film in its entirety and don't intend to comment on it as entertainment -- but as "docudrama," it comes from a highly biased source. The book "Prescription: Murder" was written by Ann Kurth, a major "character" in the story. Her account is, not surprisingly, rather subjective. It's unlikely that the "whole truth" about the murders depicted in this movie will ever be known, but I would strongly recommend Thomas Thompson's "Blood and Money" as a more objective account of these events (and as a very good "read" on its own merits). BTW, Kurth sued Thompson for defamation regarding his portrayal of her in "Blood and Money"; she lost.


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