MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 117 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 214 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...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 54 titles
created 26 Aug 2012
 
a list of 4449 titles
created 19 Jan 2013
 
a list of 135 titles
created 23 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 182 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 793 titles
created 6 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... 

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
Murder in Coweta County (TV Movie 1983)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 1948, in rural Georgia, Coweta County is watched over by its legendary, indomitable Sheriff Lamar Potts (Johnny Cash). No felony had ever gone unsolved while Sheriff Potts was in charge.... See full summary »

Director: Gary Nelson
Stars: Andy Griffith, Johnny Cash, Earl Hindman
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
A Death in California (TV Mini-Series 1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A Beverly Hills socialite embarks on a love/hate relationship with a psychotic businessman who murdered her fiance and then raped and terrorized her which leads to a bizarre trial.

Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Sam Elliott, Alexis Smith
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Molly, the shy, romance-starved wife of an arrogant frontier sheriff, finds herself drawn to a prisoner in her husband's jail. This prisoner, a handsome young man named Johnny, plays on ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Nelson
Stars: Vera Miles, Sam Elliott, Clu Gulager
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A woman's husband is murdered and she and her lover must find the killer or stand accused of doing it themselves.

Director: Lamont Johnson
Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Jeff Bridges, John Wood
The Games (1970)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Four marathon runners (one from England, one from the U.S., a Czech and an Australian Aborigine) prepare to run in the Olympic games. The film follows each one and shows what their motivations are for running in the games.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Michael Crawford, Ryan O'Neal, Charles Aznavour
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
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
Margaret Bourke-White (TV Movie 1989)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Lawrence Schiller
Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Frederic Forrest, David Huddleston
Travis McGee (TV Movie 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Travis McGee is a world-weary private eye trying to help boat skipper friend Van Harder salvage his reputation that sank when his boat ran aground, resulting in a death that might have been faked.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: Sam Elliott, Gene Evans, Barry Corbin
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

Adagio in G minor
Written by Tomaso Albinoni
Arranged by Remo Giazotto
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Where can I find this movie?
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!


4 of 4 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:
?