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 ... See full summary »

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Ann Kurth Hill
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Dr. John Hill
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Joan Robinson Hill
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Ash Robinson
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Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes
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Dist. Atty. McMasters
Pamela Myers ...
Mary
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Jack Ramsey
Royce Wallace ...
Wilma
Dimitra Arliss ...
Gina Meier
Jude Farese ...
Casselli
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Dr. Helpern
Vernon Weddle ...
Dr. Joe
Lesley Woods ...
Reah Robinson
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Ann's attorney
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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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Asesinato en Texas  »

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Andy Griffith received an Emmy nomination for Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special for his portrayal of Ash Robinson. It marked the only Emmy nomination in his entire career. See more »

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

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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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The book is always better
25 March 2008 | by (Sierra Madre, CA) – See all my reviews

This was a fabulous movie - Farrah Fawcett was superb as the spoiled, tormented Joan, Andy Griffith personified the character of a rich oil-man who always got his way, and Sam Elliott is simply so sinister it's gives you goosebumps!! I've seen the movie a few times, but as with any movie taken from a book (be it Ann Kurth's or otherwise) it can never capture all the details that the real story possesses. I have read "Blood and Money" by Tommy Thompson, and it is a captivating read

  • you seriously can't put it down! If you have seen the movie, you MUST


read the book - it will give you so much more insight into the characters. I do not recommend reading the book before watching the movie, as it (the movie) will appear as a let down, and yet it really is a great movie. Watch it first, then read Tommy Thompson's book - in that order - and it will fill in all the blanks.


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