Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story (2002)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Crime  |  18 March 2002 (Canada)
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The 1946/1947 murder trial of young and beautiful Evelyn Dick remains the most lurid murder case in Canadian history. After children find only the torso of her missing husband, John, Evelyn... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Evelyn Dick
J.J. Robinette
Alexandra MacLean
Inspector Wood
Ken James ...
Donald MacLean
Detective Sgt. Preston
Tom McCamus ...
Crown Prosecutor Rigney
John Dick
Bill Bohozuk
Third Trial Judge
Gerry Quigley ...
Willy Landeg
Prison Matron
Heather Dick
David Gardner ...
Bohozuk's Lawyer
William Pappas ...
First trial judge


The 1946/1947 murder trial of young and beautiful Evelyn Dick remains the most lurid murder case in Canadian history. After children find only the torso of her missing husband, John, Evelyn is arrested for his murder. The head and limbs had been sawed from his body and evidence that they had been burned in the furnace of her home (she and her adolescent daughter shared with her parents) later surfaced. (There is some weird twist involving her parents and a supposed baby boy that she gave up for adoption some 3 years prior to the murder.) After she was sentenced to hang, lawyer J.J. Robinette appealed her case, and won an eventual acquittal. But, when police are tipped-off by her father, the decayed remains of Evelyn's baby boy encased in cement under the floor boards of her home are found. Although she is acquitted of the murder of her husband, she is sentenced to 11 years in prison for the murder of her infant son. No one was ever convicted of the murder of John Dick. Evelyn was ... Written by Robin <>

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Rated R for violent images and sexual content | See all certifications »




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Originally was to premiere on 11 September 2001, but was postponed due to the terrorist attacks of that day. See more »


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Mediocre Crime Story Outstanding actress
8 July 2004 | by (Amarillo TX) – See all my reviews

I was not particularly impressed with the story, being a criminal defense attorney I could see some major holes in it.

BUT Kathleen Robertson, the main character grabbed me like a boll dog and would NOT let go.

I can see a long and great career for this young woman - she has a stunng beauty and is a great actress.

Brava, brava, brava Kathleen.

I look forward to seeing more of her work.

Glad to read that she has moved here, I suspect her career in the great while cold north would be very limited.

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