Murder in Texas

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Murder in Texas
Genre Drama
Written by Ann Kurth (book)
John McGreevey
Directed by William Hale
Starring Katharine Ross
Sam Elliott
Farrah Fawcett
Andy Griffith
Theme music composer Leonard Rosenman
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Dick Clark
Preston Fischer
Producer(s) William Hale (as Billy Hale)
John A. Martinelli (associate producer)
Cinematography Donald M. Morgan
Editor(s) John A. Martinelli
Running time 200 min
Production company(s) Dick Clark Productions
Distributor NBC
Original network NBC
Original release
  • May 3, 1981 (1981-05-03) (USA)

Murder in Texas is a 1981 television film starring 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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