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They Call It Murder (1971)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Mystery  |  17 December 1971 (USA)
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A small-town district attorney is saddled with several major investigations, including a gambler's murder and a possible insurance scam.

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Doug Selby, D.A.
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A.B. Carr
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Sylvia Martin
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Sheriff Rex Brandon
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Chief Otto Larkin
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Deputy Bob Terry (as Bill Elliott)
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Anita Nogales
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Jane Antrim
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Doris Kane
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Frank Antrim
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Rona Corbin
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Dr. Harry Maxwell
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Jeff Poland
Harry Townes ...
Dr. Garrett
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Pete Cardiff
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A small-town district attorney is saddled with several major investigations, including a gambler's murder and a possible insurance scam.

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A fine outing by Jim Hutton
4 September 2000 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

This made for TV movie predates the Jim Hutton version of the Ellery Queen TV series by a few years. However, Hutton obviously used this role as his model for playing Queen in the series. He has a lot of fun with his role as DA and it is contagious. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Hutton as he appeared in virtually every scene as the relentless DA, investigating a murder that soon expands to even more homicides. This film is based on an Erle Stanley Gardner work and contains all of the elements of fine mystery writing which we would expect from Mr. Gardner. A good cast of names and faces familiar to TV watchers serves to keep up the interest and suspense as this excellent mystery unfolds. I would have preferred another actor in the role of the defense attorney played by Lloyd Bochner. But, I admit that I am nit picking here. I simply don't like Mr. Bochner since he plays every single role in exactly the same manner, smug and arrogant. Just once I would like to see him exhibit some semblance of warmth or humor. For me his performance was the only negative in this most enjoyable movie.


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