MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,096 this week

Murder in Texas (1981)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  3 May 1981 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 220 users  
Reviews: 10 user

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(book),
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 54 titles
created 26 Aug 2012
 
a list of 4541 titles
created 19 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 182 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 82 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Murder in Texas" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Murder in Texas (TV Movie 1981)

Murder in Texas (TV Movie 1981) on IMDb 7.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Murder in Texas.
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The true story of one of the richest women in America - heiress to the Woolworth fortune. She had vast wealth and seven husbands, but never found lasting love.

Director: Charles Jarrott
Stars: Farrah Fawcett, David Ackroyd, Stéphane Audran
The Burning Bed (TV Movie 1984)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.

Director: Robert Greenwald
Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Paul Le Mat, Richard Masur
Extremities (1986)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A woman takes revenge on the man who invades her home and tries to rape her.

Director: Robert M. Young
Stars: Farrah Fawcett, James Russo, Alfre Woodard
Conagher (TV Movie 1991)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Mrs. Evie Teale is struggling to stay alive while raising her two children alone on a remote homestead. Conn Conagher is a honest, hardworking cowboy. Their lives are intertwined as they ... See full summary »

Director: Reynaldo Villalobos
Stars: Sam Elliott, Katharine Ross, Barry Corbin
The Legacy (1978)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A millionaire and a million-dollar prostitute, a star-maker and a nation-killer, a woman whose lusts are as cold as graveyard snow...Five of the most powerful people in the world, gathered ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Marquand
Stars: Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, John Standing
Blue River (TV Movie 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The stormy relationship of a young teenage boy with his troubled older brother is told in an extended flashback segment bookended by what happens when the two meet again 15 years later. ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Elikann
Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Nick Stahl, Neal McDonough
Sunburn (1979)
Comedy | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Charles Grodin, Art Carney
The Shadow Riders (TV Movie 1982)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tom Selleck (TV's Magnum P.I.) and Sam Elliot (Tombstone) star as brothers who battled on opposing sides of the Civil War only to return home to discover that their family, including a ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Dominique Dunne
The Blue Lightning (TV Movie 1986)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A private eye (Sam Elliott) battles a criminal (Robert Culp) in the Australian outback for the possession of a priceless opal in this all-out action flick.

Director: Lee Philips
Stars: Sam Elliott, Rebecca Gilling, John Meillon
Fatal Vision (TV Movie 1984)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A retiree spends nine years relentlessly seeking to prove that his son-in-law, a former Green Beret Army doctor, murdered his pregnant wife and two children.

Director: David Greene
Stars: Karl Malden, Eva Marie Saint, Barry Newman
Between Two Women (TV Movie 1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

This story focuses on the changing relationship between two women, a mother and her daughter-in-law, over a 14 year span. The first is a domineering, self righteous and flamboyant former ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Avnet
Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Colleen Dewhurst, Michael Nouri
The Red-Light Sting (TV Movie 1984)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Rod Holcomb
Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Beau Bridges, Harold Gould
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ann Kurth Hill
...
Dr. John Hill
...
Joan Robinson Hill
...
Ash Robinson
...
Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes
...
Dist. Atty. McMasters
Pamela Myers ...
Mary
...
Jack Ramsey
Royce Wallace ...
Wilma
Dimitra Arliss ...
Gina Meier
Jude Farese ...
Casselli
Philip Sterling ...
Dr. Helpern
Vernon Weddle ...
Dr. Joe
Lesley Woods ...
Reah Robinson
...
Ann's attorney
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 May 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asesinato en Texas  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

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

Soundtracks

I've Been Working on the Railroad
Traditional
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Read a book!
29 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this film in its entirety and don't intend to comment on it as entertainment -- but as "docudrama," it comes from a highly biased source. The book "Prescription: Murder" was written by Ann Kurth, a major "character" in the story. Her account is, not surprisingly, rather subjective. It's unlikely that the "whole truth" about the murders depicted in this movie will ever be known, but I would strongly recommend Thomas Thompson's "Blood and Money" as a more objective account of these events (and as a very good "read" on its own merits). BTW, Kurth sued Thompson for defamation regarding his portrayal of her in "Blood and Money"; she lost.


14 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Looking for GOOD DVD copy of MURDER IN TEXAS hdarleen
murder in texas brbrman
Great Miniseries Cultfilmfeverforever
What type of flower does John give to Ann? Cultfilmfeverforever
Discuss Murder in Texas (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?