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Linda (1973)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 3 November 1973
A woman kills her lover's wife, then sets out to frame her husband for the murder.

Director:

Jack Smight

Writers:

Merwin Gerard, John D. MacDonald (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stella Stevens ... Linda Reston
Ed Nelson ... Paul Reston
John McIntire ... Marshall Journeyman
John Saxon ... Jeff Braden
Ford Rainey ... Police Chief Vernon
John Fink ... Brownell
Alan Fudge ... Officer Carr
Ross Elliott ... Officer Ramsey
Gary Morgan ... Young Man
Mary-Robin Redd Mary-Robin Redd ... Anne Braden
Joyce Cunning Joyce Cunning ... Louella
Barbara Sammeth ... Young Woman
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A woman kills her lover's wife, then sets out to frame her husband for the murder.

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She aimed her rifle and killed two birds with one shot. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1973 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Remade as Linda (1993) See more »

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Stella Stevens in shrewish "Poseidon Adventure" mode
26 January 2001 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

After seeing "The Poseidon Adventure" in 1972, I had a new favorite actress: I thought Stella Stevens nearly walked off with the picture. Unfortunately, Stevens' next role as the title character in this cheaply-made movie-of-the-week is a letdown for her fans. Crime-drama gives Stella the short shrift in favor of Ed Nelson playing her husband, whom she has apparently framed for murder. It all begins when Linda guns down both a female friend and the woman's husband on the beach; Linda's spouse goes for the police but, when the cops finally arrive, it's a different situation. Adapted from a well-regarded book by John D. MacDonald, the movie stumbles by keeping selfish, scheming Linda on the sidelines while disgusted hubby fights to clear his name. Stella Stevens is appealing as hell, but sloppy director Jack Smight doesn't recognize this. By keeping his hot star on ice--waiting around for the sluggish beachfront police to catch onto her--he stalls nearly all interest in "Linda".


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