Lisa Hartman avenges the death of the man she loved in this fiery tale of passion and hate, costarring Bruce Dern, Betty Buckley and Howard Duff and based on the bestselling novel by Jonell Lawson. When her beloved husband dies in a mine explosion, Autumn McAvin (Hartman) vows to destroy the man she holds responsible: coal baron Douglas Osborne (Dern). Sleeping her way to position and power, McAvin blackmails Osborne into a loveless marriage, making herself heir to his mines. When he dies unexpectedly and the police suspect her of murder, McAvin’s motives come back to haunt her; she’s arrested and tried for the crime. A two-part miniseries originally broadcast in May 1977, Roses Are for the Rich is a powerful portrait of a woman who had everything, but sacrificed it all for love.