Murder in Texas
|Murder in Texas|
|Written by||Ann Kurth (book)|
|Directed by||William Hale|
|Theme music composer||Leonard Rosenman|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Dick Clark|
|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|
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. It first aired on television in two parts on Sunday and Monday May 3-4, 1981.
Based on the true story of the death of Joan Robinson Hill, 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.
- Katharine Ross as Ann Kurth Hill
- Sam Elliott as Dr. John Hill
- Farrah Fawcett as Joan Robinson Hill
- Andy Griffith as Ash Robinson
- G. W. Bailey as Richard "Racehorse" Haynes
- Barry Corbin as Dist. Atty. McMasters
- Pamela Myers as Mary
- Craig T. Nelson as Jack Ramsey
- Royce Wallace as Wilma
- Dimitra Arliss as Gina Meier
- Jude Farese as Casselli
- Philip Sterling as Dr. Helpern
- Vernon Weddle as Dr. Joe
- Lesley Woods as Reah Robinson
- Parley Baer as Ann's attorney
Murder in Texas was nominated for a 1982 Golden Globe Award for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV. In addition, Andy Griffith received his only Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Ash Robinson.
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I was briefly a research assistant for the top criminal defense attorney in Texas, Racehorse Haynes. Two of his most spectacular cases defending accused husbands were made into television miniseries [...] with Farrah Fawcett
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