A Death in Canaan

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

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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