Murder in Texas

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Murder in Texas
Directed by William Hale
Starring Katharine Ross
Sam Elliott
Farrah Fawcett
Andy Griffith
Release dates
  • May 3, 1981 (1981-05-03) (USA)
Running time 200 min
Country United States
Language English

Murder in Texas is a 1981 television film that starred 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.


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.



Murder in Texas was nominated for a 1982 Golden Globe Award for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV.[1] In addition, Andy Griffith received his only Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Ash Robinson.


  1. ^ "Murder in Texas (1981)(TV) - Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-08-13.

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