Somebody Killed Her Husband
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|Somebody Killed Her Husband|
|Directed by||Lamont Johnson|
|Produced by||Martin Poll|
|Written by||Reginald Rose|
Vincent Robert Santa Lucia
|Music by||Alex North|
Ralf D. Bode
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|September 29, 1978|
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.
- Farrah Fawcett - Jenny Moore (as Farrah Fawcett-Majors)
- Jeff Bridges - Jerry Green
- John Wood - Ernest Van Santen
- Tammy Grimes - Audrey Van Santen
- John Glover - Herbert Little
- Patricia Elliott - Helene
- Mary McCarty - Flora
- Laurence Guittard - Preston Moore
- Vincent Robert Santa Lucia - Benjamin
- Beeson Carroll - Frank Danziger
- Eddie Lawrence - Other Neighbor
- Arthur Rhyris - Customer
- Jean-Pierre Stewart - Man in Beret
- Terri DuHaime - Lulu's Mother
- Sands Hall - Girl Typist
Martin Poll acquired the script from Reginald Rose in 1976.
Farrah Fawcett had become a star on Charlie's Angels but quit the show. Charlie's Angels producers were suing her. Paramount wanted Fawcett for the lead in Foul Play but were reluctant to hire her with a lawsuit hanging over her head. Poll however signed her to make Somebody Killer Her Husband for a fee of nearly $1 million.
The film was not a big hit but the filmmakers made a $1 million profit by pre-selling the film.
- Title Theme (03:19)
- Jerry and Jenny (01:33)
- Pretty Jenny (01:22)
- In the Restaurant (02:41)
- Two Lovers (01:26)
- Loving Each Other (01:13)
- First Date (01:19)
- Happiness (01:29)
- Unexpected Murder (01:32)
- Mysterious Days (02:34)
- Doubtful Ernest (01:42)
- Pirate Listener (01:37)
- Second Murder (01:54)
- Secret of Jewels (01:43)
- Jerry's Trick (01:37)
- The Criminal (01:42)
- Fearful Escape (02:03)
- In the True Love (02:25)
- 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
- Fawcett-Majors Gets Unglamorous for a Film Role: CALENDAR F.F.M.: 'Something Going on Behind the Phenomenon' Taylor, Clarke. Los Angeles Times 5 Feb 1978: m1.
- FILM CLIPS: 'Husband' Upcoming for Farrah Kilday, Gregg. Los Angeles Times 20 Aug 1977: c8.
- FILM CLIPS: The Man Behind the Kangaroo Kilday, Gregg. Los Angeles Times 30 Nov 1977: g12.
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