MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6 this week

The Legacy (1978)

5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 1,316 users  
Reviews: 40 user | 22 critic

A millionaire and a million-dollar prostitute, a star-maker and a nation-killer, a woman whose lusts are as cold as graveyard snow...Five of the most powerful people in the world, gathered ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Unbroken: An interview with Angelina Jolie

IMDb's Arno Kazarian chats with Angelina Jolie about working with cinematographer Roger Deakins and harnessing Jack O'Connell's fire

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10 titles
created 06 Mar 2012
 
a list of 876 titles
created 29 May 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 01 Sep 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 04 Oct 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 05 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Legacy" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Legacy (1978)

The Legacy (1978) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Legacy.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Jagged Edge (1985)
Crime | Thriller | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Marquand
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Peter Coyote
The Legacy (TV Series 2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The death of a matriarch brings forgotten secrets out into the open and causes a prolonged battle for the family inheritance.

Stars: Trine Dyrholm, Marie Bach Hansen, Carsten Bjørnlund
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Molly, the shy, romance-starved wife of an arrogant frontier sheriff, finds herself drawn to a prisoner in her husband's jail. This prisoner, a handsome young man named Johnny, plays on ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Nelson
Stars: Vera Miles, Sam Elliott, Clu Gulager
Lifeguard I (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Rick is in his 30s, but still works full-time as a lifeguard on the beaches of Los Angeles in California. He enjoys the fun of it, but even more the silent moments. However when he meets ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Sam Elliott, Anne Archer, Stephen Young
War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Director: Irvin Kershner
Stars: Marina Berti, Rory Calhoun, Massimo Giuliani
Fools (1970)
Certificate: GP Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An aging actor finds himself falling for the beautiful, and much younger, wife of an attorney.

Director: Tom Gries
Stars: Jason Robards, Katharine Ross, Scott Hylands
The Games (1970)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Four marathon runners (one from England, one from the U.S., a Czech and an Australian Aborigine) prepare to run in the Olympic games. The film follows each one and shows what their motivations are for running in the games.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Michael Crawford, Ryan O'Neal, Charles Aznavour
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Suddenly Laura Mars can see through the eyes of a serial killer as he commits his crimes. She contacts the police and with the aid of a police detective, tries to stop the killer. But first... See full summary »

Director: Irvin Kershner
Stars: Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An out-of-work Irish immigrant in Montreal remains hopeful that his luck is about to change but his disillusioned family grow tired of his pigheadedness and instability.

Director: Irvin Kershner
Stars: Robert Shaw, Mary Ure, Liam Redmond
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Gripping melodrama about newlyweds involved with a psychopathic killer who holds them captive.

Director: Irvin Kershner
Stars: Steven Marlo, Luana Patten, Tom Selden
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Philippe Labro
Stars: Yves Montand, Katharine Ross, Antonio Casagrande
Assault on the Wayne (TV Movie 1971)
Thriller | War | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

During the Cold War enemy agents posing as US Navy crew sabotage a USN nuclear submarine and steal its anti-ballistic missile guidance system.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky
Stars: Joseph Cotten, Lloyd Haynes, Dewey Martin
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Margaret Walsh
...
Pete Danner
...
Jason Mountolive
Ian Hogg ...
Harry
...
Nurse Adams
...
Lee Montague ...
Jacques Grandier
Hildegard Neil ...
Barbara Kirstenburg
Marianne Broome ...
Maria Gabrieli
William Abney ...
Butler
Patsy Smart ...
Cook
Mathias Kilroy ...
Stable Lad
Reg Harding ...
Gardener
...
Clive Jackson
Edit

Storyline

A millionaire and a million-dollar prostitute, a star-maker and a nation-killer, a woman whose lusts are as cold as graveyard snow...Five of the most powerful people in the world, gathered in an ancient mansion to inherit a Legacy of bloodsome horror. And Maggie makes six. Written by John Coyne

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It is a birthright of living death... See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

14 September 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Legacy of Maggie Walsh  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Two years after its release, Sam Elliott gave an interview to Jerry Buck of the Associated Press in which he said about this movie: "I wouldn't rush out to see it. It's about fifteen years behind its time." See more »

Goofs

In an establishing shot, one of the rear tires of Mountolive's limo clips one of the spherical concrete bollards, which starts rapidly rolling along the drive revealing that it is fake. See more »

Quotes

Margaret Walsh: [as they approach Ravenhurst, the Mountolive family's dazzling residence] ... So what do you suppose this Mr. Mountolive does for a living?
Pete Danner: [with a shrug] Whatever it is, he's doing it right.
See more »

Connections

Spoofs Red River (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Another Side of Me
Sung by Kiki Dee
Music by Michael J. Lewis
Lyric by Gary Osborne
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Best Mumbo-Jumbo Hollywood Has Ever Cooked Up!
23 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Taking Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Indians", and giving it a satanic twist, really livens up the original story about a bunch of people who end up at a mansion, in this case to inherit the legacy of the owner. Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott star as an interior decorator and her husband hired to go to England to redesign a house. Upon arriving they rent a Motorcycle and sidecar and are almost killed when a rolls royce almost collides with them. The owner of the car invites them to his mansion for tea while the cycle is repaired. Little do they know this is the same man that has brought them to England. The next morning 5 people land by helicopter on the estate lawn. Each wears the same ring on their finger. When one of the newcomers a championship swimmer, drowns in the pool, something isn't right. Later that night Katharine Ross is summoned upstairs to receive the "blessing of the ring", by the very man who invited them to come and is now dying upstairs and looks to be much older when involved in the accident the day before. Now they are trapped in the house, each of the guests dies one by one. Each has sold his sold to the devil and only one can inherit the "Legacy". The best mumbo jumbo Hollywood has ever served up. Not dated at all, and the theme song by Kikki Dee is terrific! DON'T MISS THIS ONE!


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Questions - things I don't get txvo
Where was this filmed? dem_fem
What's up with the oranges? MovieAuts
Time for a sequel!!!!!!!!! Erasure623
THE BOOK acollins-17
When I was 6.. Flora-maria
Discuss The Legacy (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?