A Death in Canaan

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A Death in Canaan
Genre Drama
Distributed by CBS
Directed by Tony Richardson
Produced by Robert W. Christiansen
Anna Cottle
Written by Joan Barthel
Spencer Eastman
Thomas Thompson
Starring Stefanie Powers
Paul Clemens
Brian Dennehy
Cinematography James Crabe
Editing by Bud S. Smith
Production company Chris/Rose Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Country United States
Language English
Original channel CBS
Release date
  • March 1, 1978 (1978-03-01)
Running time 125 minutes

A Death in Canaan is a 1978 American drama television film directed by Tony Richardson and starring Stefanie Powers, Paul Clemens, and Brian Dennehy.[1] Its plot concerns the true-life story of a teenager who is put on trial for the murder of his mother in a small Connecticut town.[1]

The film first aired on the CBS Wednesday Night Movies on March 1, 1978 and was never officially released on any analog or digital medium for rental or sale.



Outdoor scenes were filmed in Ferndale and Eureka, California.[1]


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