Betrayal (1978 film)
|Written by||Julie Roy, book
Lucy Freedman, book
Joanna Crawford, teleplay
Jerrold Freedman, teleplay
|Directed by||Paul Wendkos|
|Starring||Lesley Ann Warren
|Theme music composer||Paul Chihara|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Roger Gimbel
|Running time||96 minutes|
|Production company(s)||EMI Television
Roger Gimbel Productions
|Original release||November 13, 1978|
Betrayal is a 1978 American made-for-television drama film directed by Paul Wendkos and starring Rip Torn and Lesley Ann Warren, based on a non-fiction book by Julie Roy with Lucy Freedman. The subject is a real life lawsuit about a woman who sued her psychiatrist after he allegedly lured her into a sexual relationship. The film was first aired on NBC Monday Night at the Movies on November 13, 1978.
Julie Roy, a young woman, approaches a maverick attorney, claiming that her psychoanalyst has raped her, and over a period of time used her for sex before discarding her.
- Lesley Ann Warren ... Julie Roy
- Rip Torn ... Doctor Hartogs
- Richard Masur ... Loren Plotkin
- Ron Silver ... Bob Cohen
- Bibi Besch ... Pat
- John Hillerman ... Victor Slavin
- Jane Marla Robbins ... Jane
- Peggy Ann Garner ... Mrs. Carol Stockwood
- Fred Sadoff ... Dr. Todson
- Stephen Elliott ... Judge Allan Myers
- Richard Karlan ... Adam
- Bob Delegall ... Man in Bar
- Richard Seff ... Dr. Van Hoving
- Elizabeth Ford, Merrill Rotter, eds., Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry (Oxford University Press, 2014), ISBN 978-0199344659, p. 115. Excerpts available at Google Books.
- William Beamon, "Depression in Two Different Veins", Evening Independent, November 13, 1978.
- "'Betrayal' Drama Airs", Spartanburg Herald-Journal, November 11, 1978.