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They Call It Murder (1971)

A small-town district attorney is saddled with several major investigations, including a gambler's murder and a possible insurance scam.

Director:

Walter Grauman

Writers:

Erle Stanley Gardner (characters), Sam Rolfe | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Hutton ... Doug Selby, D.A.
Lloyd Bochner ... A.B. Carr
Jo Ann Pflug ... Sylvia Martin
Robert J. Wilke ... Sheriff Rex Brandon
Edward Asner ... Chief Otto Larkin
William Elliott ... Deputy Bob Terry (as Bill Elliott)
Miriam Colon ... Anita Nogales
Jessica Walter ... Jane Antrim
Carmen Mathews ... Doris Kane
Leslie Nielsen ... Frank Antrim
Nita Talbot ... Rona Corbin
Vaughn Taylor ... Dr. Harry Marshall
Vic Tayback ... Jeff Poland
Harry Townes ... Dr. Garnett
Michael Pataki ... Pete Cardiff
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A small-town district attorney is saddled with several major investigations, including a gambler's murder and a possible insurance scam.

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1971 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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If you look closely Selby's office is in the basement. It is the same office that Inspector Queen had in the Ellery Queen series. See more »

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exercises the grey-matter
5 May 2003 | by KDWmsSee all my reviews

Do we have a misleading system here? I'm talking about this "weighted vote" process. Guess I'll have to read up on that. Other ratings don't often sway me. But I am, at least, curious about opposing viewpoints. So, after I thoroughly enjoyed They Call It Murder, I investigated its low "weighted" evaluation because it's so different from my own. Imagine my astonishment when I saw NO overall bad comments, and more than five times as many positive votes as negative ones. Now that I've further trivialized opinions, here's mine: I highly regard this film; consider that many familiar faces herein perform quite capably; and am thankful for the four-minute concluding summation because the script was too intelligent for me, as is often the case when I try to follow a thoughtful mystery. Henceforth, "weighted" numbers will have even less significance to me; and, perhaps, they shouldn't be too terribly meaningful to you, either.


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