Matt Houston – Who Would Kill Ramona?

by Alan Rapp on October 2, 2018

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Matt Houston – Who Would Kill Ramona?
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Matt Houston - Who Would Kill Ramona? television review

Our Throwback Tuesday post takes to Los Angeles where a Texas oilman would spend his abundant free time solving crimes. “Who Would Kill Ramona?” casts Janet Leigh as an aging actress set to make a comeback after more than a decade out of the spotlight. When a cast member is poisoned by a drink meant for Ramona, the actress’ daughter (Jill Whelan) enlists the help of family friend Matt Houston (Lee Horsley) because she believes her overbearing stepfather (William Smith) is responsible. While the man rubs Houston the wrong way, and the detective discovers some discrepancies in his friend’s finances, he turns out not be the killer Houston is looking for.

Despite a second attack at Ramona’s home, Houston discovers that all of this may have been nothing more than a smokescreen and the killer may indeed have gotten his intended target in Ramona’s co-star. “Who Would Kill Ramona?” offers an interesting guest cast. Along with Leigh, Whelan, and Smith (well-cast as the dislikeable and suspicious husband), we also get Cesar Romero as the financier of the movie. The episode also features an extended chase sequence through the studio back lot and several set pieces (including the Old West) before Houston gets his man.

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