Rehearsal for Murder

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Rehearsal for Murder
Rehearsal for Murder.jpg
DVD artwork.
Directed by David Greene
Produced by Robert Papazian
Written by Richard Levinson,
William Link
Starring Robert Preston
Lynn Redgrave
Patrick Macnee
Music by Billy Goldenberg
Cinematography Steven Larner
Edited by Parkie L. Singh
Release dates
May 26, 1982
Running time
96 minutes
Language English

Rehearsal for Murder is a murder mystery television film starring Robert Preston and Lynn Redgrave, and directed by David Greene. The script, written by Richard Levinson and William Link, won a 1983 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. It originally aired on the CBS Television Network on May 26, 1982.


When his leading lady (and fiancée) Monica Welles (Redgrave) is found dead from an apparent suicide after the opening night of her Broadway stage debut, playwright Alex Dennison (Preston) is left heartbroken. On the first anniversary of her death, he gathers the cast and crew from that ill-fated night in the same Broadway theater, ostensibly to read a new play he is working on, a mystery in which a famous actress is killed. As the reading progresses, the scenes seem to the cast to be uncomfortably close to actual encounters they might have had with Monica. When pressed, Alex finally reveals that he believes that Monica was murdered, and that someone at the theater is her killer.


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