GOLDEN GATE MURDERS, THE (TV) (1979 USA)
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Directed by Walter Grauman
Starring: David Janssen, Susannah York, Lloyd Bochner, Paul Coufos
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Religion
92 minutes | Full Screen | Color | English
Because the producers couldn't get clearance to film on the real Golden Gate bridge, The Golden Gate Murders is enacted upon a distressingly unconvincing studio mock-up. The film itself is far better than its backdrop: David Janssen stars as a detective investigating the supposed suicide of a priest. Susannah York portrays a nun who is anxious to save the priest's immortal soul by proving that his fatal plunge into San Francisco Bay was murder, not suicide. A curious, chaste romance develops between cop and nun, which turns out to be more interesting at times than the case at hand. Golden Gate Murders was released theatrically as Specter on the Bridge.