Somebody Killed Her Husband

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Somebody Killed Her Husband
Somebody Killed Her Husband.jpg
Directed by Lamont Johnson
Produced by Martin Poll
Written by Reginald Rose
Starring Farrah Fawcett-Majors
Jeff Bridges
John Wood
Tammy Grimes
John Glover
Patricia Elliott
Mary McCarty
Lawrence Guittard
Vincent Robert Santa Lucia
Beeson Carroll
Music by Alex North
Cinematography Andrew Laszlo
Ralf D. Bode
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
September 29, 1978
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5.1 million[1]

Somebody Killed Her Husband is a 1978 American comedy-mystery film directed by Lamont Johnson and written by Reginald Rose. It starred Farrah Fawcett and Jeff Bridges. Also in the cast were John Wood, Tammy Grimes and John Glover.


The film is set in Manhattan, New York City. The plot concerns the efforts of a woman (Fawcett) and her lover (Bridges) to find the murderer of her husband before they are accused of it themselves. The story's climax occurs at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Reginald Rose's screenplay was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award.



The film was not a big hit but the filmmakers made a $1 million profit by pre-selling the film.[1]

Additional information[edit]

This film was also released under the following titles:

  • Aki halt, aki nem - Hungary (imdb display title)
  • Alguém Matou o Marido Dela - Portugal (imdb display title)
  • Alguien mató a su marido - Spain
  • Charade '79 - Japan (English title)
  • Ihanet çemberi - Turkey (Turkish title)
  • Joku murhasi hänen miehensä - Finland
  • Kapoios skotose ton andra tis - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
  • Knivhugg går igen - Sweden
  • Ktos zabil jej meza - Poland
  • Qualcuno ha ucciso mio marito - Italy
  • Qui a tué mon cher mari? - Belgium (French title)
  • Rendezvous mit einer Leiche - West Germany

Soundtrack listing[edit]

  1. Title Theme (03:19)
  2. Jerry and Jenny (01:33)
  3. Pretty Jenny (01:22)
  4. In the Restaurant (02:41)
  5. Two Lovers (01:26)
  6. Loving Each Other (01:13)
  7. First Date (01:19)
  8. Happiness (01:29)
  9. Unexpected Murder (01:32)
  10. Mysterious Days (02:34)
  11. Doubtful Ernest (01:42)
  12. Pirate Listener (01:37)
  13. Second Murder (01:54)
  14. Secret of Jewels (01:43)
  15. Jerry's Trick (01:37)
  16. The Criminal (01:42)
  17. Fearful Escape (02:03)
  18. In the True Love (02:25)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b SPOTLIGHT: MOVIE MOGUL MELVIN SIMON: HIS 'LOVE AT FIRST BITE' IS A HIT By HOLLIS ALPERT. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 06 May 1979: 133

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