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Somebody Killed Her Husband

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.

Somebody Killed Her Husband
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Directed byLamont Johnson
Produced byMartin Poll
Written byReginald Rose
StarringFarrah Fawcett-Majors
Jeff Bridges
John Wood
Tammy Grimes
John Glover
Patricia Elliott
Mary McCarty
Lawrence Guittard
Vincent Robert Santa Lucia
Beeson Carroll
Music byAlex North
CinematographyAndrew Laszlo
Ralf D. Bode
Edited byBarry Malkin
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
September 29, 1978
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$5.1 million[1]


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.



Martin Poll acquired the script from Reginald Rose in 1976.[2]

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.[3]

Filming took place in November 1977.[4] The budget was a reported $4.5 million.[2]


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

Soundtrack listingEdit

  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 alsoEdit


  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
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ FILM CLIPS: 'Husband' Upcoming for Farrah Kilday, Gregg. Los Angeles Times 20 Aug 1977: c8.
  4. ^ FILM CLIPS: The Man Behind the Kangaroo Kilday, Gregg. Los Angeles Times 30 Nov 1977: g12.

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