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


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

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3 May 1981 (USA)  »

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Asesinato en Texas  »

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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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