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Murder by Natural Causes (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Mystery  -  17 February 1979 (USA)
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Allison, the unfaithful wife of a famous mentalist with a heart problem, together with her lover tries to kill him by scaring him to death, but the whole thing goes downhill when it turns out that he knew about it all along.

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Arthur Sinclair
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Allison Sinclair
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George Brubaker
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Gil Weston
Bill Fiore ...
Marty Chambers
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Eddie, Private Detective
Eve McVeagh ...
Helen Carrington
Jeff Donnell ...
Mrs. Mathews
Maida Severn ...
Garden Party Hostess
Lloyd McLinn ...
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Jessica Rains ...
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Judith-Marie Bergan ...
Production Assistant
Vivian Brown ...
Maid
Rosanna Huffman ...
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Allison, the unfaithful wife of a famous mentalist with a heart problem, together with her lover tries to kill him by scaring him to death, but the whole thing goes downhill when it turns out that he knew about it all along.

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Asesinato por causas naturales  »

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The play that "Gil Weston" is appearing in is "Prescription: Murder", an actual play from 1962 written by William Levinson and Richard Link, notable for introducing their most famous creation, Lieutenant Columbo. In the original play, Lt. Columbo was portrayed by the famous character actor, Thomas Mitchellin what would be his last acting role. See more »

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Arthur Sinclair: [about George] He must love you very much.
Allison Sinclair: [defiantly] He does!
Arthur Sinclair: Apparently. He even let you have an affair with another man, but that served another purpose, didn't it?
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The Best Final Act In TV Movie History. Don't Miss It!!
2 May 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just reinforcing what everyone who has seen this will tell you: out and out brilliant from start to finish. Katherine Ross, Hal Holbrook, Barry Bostwick and Richard Anderson are all in top form but the fiendishly twist-laden Levinson / Link script is the real star. This is the duo's very best effort, topping even their finest COLUMBO offerings.

Besides a time capsule dollop of 1970s talk show topicality, I cannot imagine ANY fan of crime drama or whodunits being anything but thrilled with this continuously clever and original story. Probably among the very best TV mystery movies of its kind you'll ever see and smarter than 99% of features. Must see!


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