The Legend of Lizzie Borden

The Legend of Lizzie Borden

Director: Paul Wendkos Cast: Elizabeth Montgomery, John Alvin, John Beal

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"Lizzie Borden took an axe/And gave her mother forty whacks/When she saw what she had done/She gave her father forty-one." New England spinster Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the charge of murdering her father and stepmother in 1892, but this made-for-TV movie, like most recreations of the murders and subsequent trial, adheres to the popular consensus that Borden was guilty. Elizabeth Montgomery takes a break from playing victims to portray the enigmatic Borden. The trial scenes are lifted directly from the original court records; scripter William Bast's speculation as to what really happened the night the elder Bordens were hacked to death is pure (but credible) conjecture. Accompanied by a "parental guidance suggested" tag, The Legend of Lizzie Borden was first broadcast February 10, 1975.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2014
UPC: 0025192234507
Original Release: 1975
Rating: NR
Source: Flatiron Film
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 5,781

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elizabeth Montgomery Lizzie Borden
John Alvin Dr. Draper
John Beal Dr. Bowen
Helen Craig Abby Borden
Joan Crosby Companion
Fionnula Flanagan Bridget Sullivan
Ed Flanders Hosea Knowlton
Katherine Helmond Emma Borden
Alan Hewitt Mayor Coughlin
Gail Kobe Alice Russell
Jon Lormer Bailiff
J. Edward McKinley Marshall Hilliard
Donald Porter George
Hayden Rorke Julien Ralph
Tracie Savage Young Lizzie
Olan Soule Eli Bence
Amzie Strickland Adelaide Churchill
Gloria Stuart Store Customer
Robert Symonds Andrew Jennings
Fritz Weaver Andrew Borden
Iggie Wolfington Store Proprietor
Lynn Wood Mrs. Raymond
John Zaremba Judge Blaisdell
Bonnie Bartlett Sylvia Knowlton
Patricia Wilson Hannah Reagan

Technical Credits
Paul Wendkos Director
William Bast Screenwriter
Billy Goldenberg Score Composer
Robert B. Hauser Cinematographer
John A. Martinelli Editor

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