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Genre  Drama
First episode date  May 3, 1981
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Country  United States
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Director  William Hale
Network  NBC
Language  English
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Writer  Ann Kurth, John McGreevey
Release date  May 3, 1981 (1981-05-03) (USA)
Nominations  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Cast  Katharine Ross (Ann Kurth Hill), Sam Elliott (Dr. John Hill), Farrah Fawcett (Joan Robinson Hill), Andy Griffith (Ash Robinson), G. W. Bailey (Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes), Barry Corbin (Dist. Atty. McMasters)
Similar movies  The Skin I Live In, False Faces, Looker, Dead and Deader, Circus of Horrors, Stolen Face

Murder in Texas is a 1981 television film starring Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, Farrah Fawcett, and Andy Griffith. The film was directed by William Hale, and was based on a true story; that was written for the TV screen by John McGreevey.

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Plot

Based on a true story, this film tells of a plastic surgeon who was suspected of causing the death of his first wife, the daughter of a wealthy member of Houston society. The doctor then marries his mistress. His former father-in-law, convinced that his daughter was murdered, determines to see that the doctor is punished.

Cast

  • Katharine Ross as Ann Kurth Hill
  • Sam Elliott as Dr. John Hill
  • Farrah Fawcett as Joan Robinson Hill
  • Andy Griffith as Ash Robinson
  • G. W. Bailey as Richard "Racehorse" Haynes
  • Barry Corbin as Dist. Atty. McMasters
  • Pamela Myers as Mary
  • Craig T. Nelson as Jack Ramsey
  • Royce Wallace as Wilma
  • Dimitra Arliss as Gina Meier
  • Jude Farese as Casselli
  • Philip Sterling as Dr. Helpern
  • Vernon Weddle as Dr. Joe
  • Lesley Woods as Reah Robinson
  • Parley Baer as Ann's attorney
  • Reception

    Murder in Texas was nominated for a 1982 Golden Globe Award for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV. In addition, Andy Griffith received his only Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Ash Robinson.

    References

    Murder in Texas Wikipedia
    Murder in Texas IMDb Murder in Texas themoviedb.org


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