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The Girl in the Empty Grave (1977)

The police chief of a small town begins an investigation after a young woman, who was supposed to have died several months previously, shows up at the funeral of her parents, who had been murdered.

Director:

Lou Antonio

Writer:

Lane Slate
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Griffith ... Police Chief Abel Marsh
Jonathan Banks ... Courtland Gates
James Cromwell ... Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr.
Mitzi Hoag ... Gloria
Claude Earl Jones ... Deputy Fred
George Gaynes ... David Alden
Byron Morrow ... MacAlwee
Mary-Robin Redd Mary-Robin Redd ... Gilda
Deborah White ... Elizabeth Alden
Robert F. Simon ... Jedediah Partridge
Sharon Spelman ... Dr. Susan Glasglow
Leonard Stone ... Harry
Hunter von Leer ... Deputy John
Edward Winter ... Dr. Peter Cabe
Eddie Foy Jr. ... Carter
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The police chief of a small town begins an investigation after a young woman, who was supposed to have died several months previously, shows up at the funeral of her parents, who had been murdered.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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An easy movie to watch.
17 June 2018 | by worthermanscottSee all my reviews

Andy Griffith is in great form and shows a very humorous side. The supporting cast limps along but all in all the movie provides a simple, entertaining evening in front of the TV. There are some quick one-liners and rapid back and forth quips that provided a chuckle. Each character, although stereotypical small town types, provided a comfortable mix of personalities.

Interesting twist at the end but a bit predictable.

Best of all it is rated for the whole family to watch.


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