The Legend of Lizzie Borden (10-Feb-1975)|
Director: Paul Wendkos
Writer: William Bast
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Review by anonymous (posted on 28-Jun-2006)
[movie] The Legend of Lizzie Borden (10-Feb-1975) I saw this movie on
television when I was young and I never forgot it since! A few years
ago I saw this movie again and even then it was a very good movie in my
opinion. There are several very frightening scenes in this movie that
will haunt you. Very good acting of Elizabeth Montgomery as Lizzie
Borden and also a very good movie. Rob Trum Eindhoven The Netherlands
Review by Capvideo (posted on 27-Jun-2005)
Very interesting take on the old rhyme
"Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
And when she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one."
The blows weren't as numerous in real-life as the rhyme indicates, for as was disclosed during the trial by her principal attorney, George D. Robinson:
"Inspection of the victims discloses that Mrs. Borden had been slain by the use of some sharp and terrible instrument, inflicting upon her head eighteen blows, thirteen of them crushing through the skull; and below stairs, lying upon the sofa, was Mr. Borden's dead and mutilated body, with eleven strokes upon the head, four of them crushing the skull."
The movie was fairly graphic for it's time, AND considering that it WAS a Made For TV Movie, it had several "nude" scenes of Ms. Montgomery. It also left us, as in real life, wondering if she really did it... she was acquited, found not guilty, and noone else was ever arrested or stood trial for the horrendous crime. Good Movie!
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