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Murder in Texas (1981)

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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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
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Gina Meier
Jude Farese ...
Casselli
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Dr. Helpern
Vernon Weddle ...
Dr. Joe
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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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3 May 1981 (USA)  »

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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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Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?
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A Model by which TV-Movies Should Be Measured!!!!
9 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Based on true events, Sam Elliott is a doctor married into a rich prominent Texas family, wife Farrah Fawcett and her father Andy Griffith. He meets Katherine Ross, whose character in real life wrote the book this TV-movie is based. He falls hard for Katharine and tries to have his cake and eat it too. It began too slow for me, as the first hour was about Sam wooing Katherine and as I knew Farrah's demise would be imminent. But when things did happen, they happened. What develops is too disturbing. Father Andy is determined to get justice for his daughter's death, and Andy Griffith gives a truly memorable role as a "Big Daddy" type. He and Sam Elliott's character's vanity and superiority are the whole show. And, the scenes when Katharine is alone in the house were truly scary. You know what I mean, if you've see it. And, the ending will blow you away, if you haven't. A superlative television movie, but is this really how it played out in real life! Are things embellished! This is more than "Murder in Texas;" this will haunt you even months after you see it.


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