Murder in Texas (1981)

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Story of Texas heiress Joan Robinson, who married plastic surgeon John Hill. Her father, Ash, is suspicious of Hill, thinking that he married Joan for money, which he used to buy a house ... See full summary »


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17 January 2008 | liamforeman
Excellent film
This movie was well-acted, notably Farrah Fawcett finally getting a positive review. She has been a highly underrated actress. I live five minutes from River Oaks, so I know the houses (Ash Robinson's renovated house is my favorite in River Oaks).

The downside. I've read both Ann Kurth's and Thomas Thompson's books. Ann Kurth's deserves a huge eyeroll. In her mind she was this clueless, naive, divorcée who suffered because she loved too much. Uh, in Houston, we call women like her homewreckers and a few other choice words. The ending as said above is just preposterous, and I can't believe she put that in her book. It loses all credibility. First of all, the autopsy on John Hill is indisputable that it is him. Secondly, let's defy logic and reality and suppose that John Hill did make it to Mexico, WHY would he call his ex-wife and play his piano concertos? He's trying to start over again unnoticed and incognito. So after Ann's ending, you just have to wonder how much other BS she's written in her novella.

Thompson's book is engrossing, in depth, and the movie should have been based on this.

I believe that John Hill was involved in his wife's death. Anyone in Houston would wonder why would he take his wife to Sharpstown Hospital when they live in River Oaks, where the med center is only ten minutes away? That to me was extremely suspicious. And really, why would he wait so long to finally get her to the hospital?

This is an intriguing note in Houston's history.

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