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The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  10 February 1975 (USA)
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A dramatization of the famous 1893 Massachusetts trial of the woman accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax.

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Ed Flanders ...
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Emma Borden
Don Porter ...
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Mr. Andrew Borden
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Sylvia Knowlton
John Beal ...
Dr. Bowen
Helen Craig ...
Alan Hewitt ...
Mayor Coughlin
Gail Kobe ...
Alice Russell
Robert Symonds ...
Andrew Jennings
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Julien Ralph
Iggie Wolfington ...
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Amzie Strickland ...
Adelaide Churchill
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Elizabeth Montgomery stars as Lizzie Borden, a 19th-century Massachusetts woman, who is put on trial for the brutal slaughter of her father and step-mother in the family mansion. She is accused of hacking up her parents with an ax after carefully removing her clothes to avoid bloodstains. Based on fact and considered shocking at the time for a TV-movie. Written by alfiehitchie

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Lizzie Borden took an ax, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, gave her father forty-one.

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Elizabeth Montgomery used prescribed eye drops to make her pupils look smaller, so they would look like Lizzie Borden's eyes after her morphine injections. See more »

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High voltage power cables on pylons can be seen on the hills behind the Borden house. See more »

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Mr. Andrew Borden: You're a strange girl, Lizzie, one minute as hard and as cold as a grave so, next as loving as any father could wish. Wonder what goes on in that mind of yours, I guess I'll never know.
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Classic TV Movie
24 June 1999 | by (West Coast) – See all my reviews

Who doesn't remember watching the world premiere of this made- for-television-movie on ABC back in 1975. This film stars the great Elizabeth Montgomery (who should have won an Emmy) as Lizzie Borden, accused of killing her father (and step-mother) with an axe. Liz, gives a powerful, understated, performance. What makes this film great is the way Montgomery can portray Lizzie in that subtle, cool way that is very effective. All the supporting cast including "Soap" star Katherine Helmond, are terrific (look for Gloria Stuart in a very brief appearance as a store customer watching "Lizzie" purchase an axe). This is a classic film. Get this on video, people!!


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