Corpse Had a Familiar Face, The (television) Two-hour television movie; aired on CBS on March 27, 1994. A tough crime reporter is forced to examine her own life as she investigates the disappearance of an 18-year-old girl. Suggested by the autobiographical novel by Edna Buchanan. Directed by Joyce Chopra. Stars Elizabeth Montgomery (Edna Buchanan), Dennis Farina (Harry Lindstrom), Yaphet Kotto (Martin Talbot), Audra Lindley (Jean Hirsch), Lee Horsley (Ben Nicholson). See also Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan.