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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 ...
Store proprietor
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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This was Gloria Stuart's first acting role in 29 years, since She Wrote the Book (1946). See more »

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

Quotes

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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Elizabeth Montogomery Is Positively Chilling In This TV Film
24 January 2006 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I concur with the positive comments here about this well above average made for TV movie. A friend of mine recently got his hands on a video of the film, and watching it, a little over 30 years later, I still experienced the hairs on the back of my neck standing up.

Elizabeth Montgomery gives a powerful, cold and chilling performance as the legendary Lizzie Borden.

LOL, when my brothers and I watched this ABC TV movie back in 1975, they would literally freak me out by locking me in the basement of our home. Through the locked basement door, they would sing, "Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother 40 whacks...." Brothers - what can I tell ya?


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