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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Television Actress
Jessica Rains ...
Technician
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 »

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!
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Best TV Movie ever!
31 March 2003 | by (Ridgecrest, CA) – See all my reviews

Here it is, 24 years later and I still remember it from only one viewing. It had the most amazing storyline and writing with some pretty impressive twists and turns in the last half hour. I would LOVE to see it again. Hal Holbrook is truly one of the amazing and underappreciated actors of our time.


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