MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,547 this week

Murder by Natural Causes (1979)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Mystery  |  17 February 1979 (USA)
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 267 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 4 critic

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 (spoiler)

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 2468 titles
created 26 Jul 2011
 
list image
a list of 824 titles
created 13 Nov 2011
 
a list of 623 titles
created 24 Apr 2014
 
a list of 10 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 4741 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Murder by Natural Causes (TV Movie 1979)

Murder by Natural Causes (TV Movie 1979) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Murder by Natural Causes.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Prototype (TV Movie 1983)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An intelligent android (Michael) constructed by a research team is taken outdoors and successfully passed off as human in a trial run. When the government hears of this, they order their ... See full summary »

Director: David Greene
Stars: Christopher Plummer, David Morse, Frances Sternhagen
Murder 101 (TV Movie 1991)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Charles Lattimore, an author of a book about a famous murder trial, meets up with his ex wife Laura, at her college, where he is due to give a series of lectures, on how to write a ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Condon
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Dey Young, Antoni Corone
Dead of Night (1945)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales.

Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver
Columbo (1971–2003)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and disingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan
Vanishing Act (TV Movie 1986)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In the Rocky Mountains, Harry Kenyon seeks out his missing wife Chris in the Winter Parade. Harry meets Lieutenant Rudameyer and tells that him he is from San Francisco and has just married... See full summary »

Director: David Greene
Stars: Mike Farrell, Margot Kidder, Fred Gwynne
Rehearsal for Murder (TV Movie 1982)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A year after his fiancée's death, a playwright schedules a rehearsal for his new play, which proves to be a trap for her killer.

Director: David Greene
Stars: Robert Preston, Lynn Redgrave, Patrick Macnee
Guilty Conscience (TV Movie 1985)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

While an unfaithful criminal lawyer considers killing his wife, his spouse develops some schemes of her own.

Director: David Greene
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Blythe Danner, Swoosie Kurtz
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young man is shot and killed in an altercation with Houston police. His father doesn't believe the police version of the incident and starts digging around on his own.

Director: Sam Wanamaker
Stars: Hal Holbrook, Dixie Carter, James Whitmore Jr.
Fantasy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A young farmer and a runaway slave team up to track down the legendary Confederate guerrilla William Quantrill. Along the way they run into a legendary gunfighter, who teaches the young ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Levi
Stars: Jeff Osterhage, Carl Franklin, Robert Davi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A man hires hires five hookers to fulfil a final fantasy before killing himself and his family.

Director: Jeff Kanew
Stars: Hal Holbrook, Louise Fletcher, Peter Armstrong
One of My Wives Is Missing (TV Movie 1976)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Daniel Corban's wife Elizabeth disappeared after they had a fight. Then she shows up, yet he insists that the woman isn't actually his wife.

Director: Glenn Jordan
Stars: Jack Klugman, Elizabeth Ashley, James Franciscus
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Arthur Sinclair
...
Allison Sinclair
...
George Brubaker
...
Gil Weston
Bill Fiore ...
Marty Chambers
...
Eddie, Private Detective
Eve McVeagh ...
Helen Carrington
Jeff Donnell ...
Mrs. Mathews
Maida Severn ...
Garden Party Hostess
Lloyd McLinn ...
Director
...
Television Actress
Jessica Rains ...
Technician
Judith-Marie Bergan ...
Production Assistant
Vivian Brown ...
Maid
Rosanna Huffman ...
Woman in Play
Edit

Storyline

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 (spoiler)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 February 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asesinato por causas naturales  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Arthur Sinclair: [to George] Allison tried to have me killed tonight.
[George stares at Allison, but says nothing]
Arthur Sinclair: Didn't you hear me? I said-...
Arthur Sinclair: I heard you, Arthur.
[to Allison]
Arthur Sinclair: What went wrong?
Allison Sinclair: He was expecting it.
George Brubaker: [glances at Arthur, then] Impossible.
Allison Sinclair: He found out about Gil months ago. Tonight was a set-up!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
intelligent movie with great suspense build up
22 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first aired on TV and I was spellbound. Excellent acting, highly intelligent script, very satisfying movie. For a few years after that it started to be replayed at least once a year on TBS and late night weekend movies on local TV in my area.

It was one of the best made-for-TV movies made for that era. But, I haven't seen it in a few years, so now I would probably notice the out-of-date fashions, old cars, lack of cell phones (or even cordless phones), etc. :) However, the premise and script was so good that someone should really do a re-make. BUT, the key would be to get worthy actors who can pull it off and a director with a good eye.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Murder by Natural Causes (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?