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The Legacy (1978)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  14 September 1979 (USA)
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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 »

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Margaret Walsh
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Pete Danner
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Jason Mountolive
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Harry
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Nurse Adams
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Lee Montague ...
Jacques Grandier
Hildegard Neil ...
Barbara Kirstenburg
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Maria Gabrieli
William Abney ...
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Patsy Smart ...
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Mathias Kilroy ...
Stable Lad
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Clive Jackson
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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

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

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Horror | Mystery

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14 September 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Legacy of Maggie Walsh  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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John Coyne was asked to write a novelization in six weeks to promote the movie, and Hollywood spent a lot of money to make it 'briefly' a best seller. 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

Karl Liebnecht: [Speaking to Marggie about the portrait of Margaret Walsingham] She vos dragged from ze haus unt burnt at ze stake on ze orters ov Elizabeth the Furst. She vos succeeded by her illegitimate dorter, who inherited all her velth, all her visdom unt all her POWER!
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Spoofs Red River (1948) See more »

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Another Side of Me
Sung by Kiki Dee
Music by Michael J. Lewis
Lyric by Gary Osborne
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An unholy (no pun intended) mess
11 February 2000 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

The Legacy suffers from a crisis of identity. On the one hand, it's a horror movie, with the requisite supernatural elements and inexplicable occurrences. On the other hand, it's a mystery in the cozy, Agatha Christie style, set in a large Victorian mansion in the English countryside, with corpses turning up left and right.

Of course, there's no law against blending genres. To do so successfully, however, takes a defter hand than is evident here. The result is an incoherent mess that leaves the viewer feeling cheated. The actors do their collective best, but this one's beyond help.


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