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Murder in Texas (1981)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  3 May 1981 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Philip Sterling ...
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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25 March 2012 | by (Columbus, OH) – See all my reviews

I actually only got to see part of this movie, as it was taped and accidentally erased before I finished the entire movie. I'm now reading Thompson's "Blood and Money," which is highly engrossing and I can't stop reading it--I suspect I'll finish it this weekend. The book goes into great detail about the characters' histories, not just presenting facts, as so many "true crime" books do. It reads like a novel, and the part of the movie I saw was well matched and well acted to what I've read in the book, understanding that a movie can't possibly include all the details of a well researched book.

Does anyone know if this movie is in DVD or at least VHS format and available to rent or buy? The reviews I've read here at this site as well as the cast, especially Farrah Fawcett, Sam Elliott and Andy Griffith prompt me to want to see it!


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