Betrayal (1978 film)

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Genre Drama
Written by Julie Roy, book
Lucy Freedman, book
Joanna Crawford, teleplay
Jerrold Freedman, teleplay
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Starring Lesley Ann Warren
Rip Torn
Theme music composer Paul Chihara
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Roger Gimbel
Tony Converse
Producer(s) Marc Trabulus
Cinematography Gayne Rescher
Editor(s) Dana Cahn
Running time 96 minutes
Production company(s) EMI Television
Roger Gimbel Productions
Distributor NBC
Original network NBC
Original release November 13, 1978 (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[1] 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.[2][3]


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.



  1. ^ Elizabeth Ford, Merrill Rotter, eds., Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry (Oxford University Press, 2014), ISBN 978-0199344659, p. 115. Excerpts available at Google Books.
  2. ^ William Beamon, "Depression in Two Different Veins", Evening Independent, November 13, 1978.
  3. ^ "'Betrayal' Drama Airs", Spartanburg Herald-Journal, November 11, 1978.

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