The Legend of Lizzie Borden
1975, Drama/History, 1h 40m0 Reviews 250+ Ratings
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Mr. Andrew Borden
Mrs. Abby Borden
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Dec 02, 2011It's a traditional thriller except that it's based on real events. In fact, the movie claims that it's considered to be one of the most infamous and bizarre cases of the 19th century. Just because I'd never heard of it before doesn't change the fact. Putting aside the topic of my (never-ending) ignorance, while it might be considered well executed for a TV movie that released more than 35 years ago, it didn't suit my taste. Almost all the old-fashioned horror elements were present: an actress laughing loudly, behaving weirdly almost all the time, the sound of ticking of clocks, etc. It's kinda Montgomery's transformation to Psycho. Whatever it was, I failed to like it. Since it's "based on a true story", they could have put the creative license to better use. Some of the facts that are twisted don't do any good to the movie. Despite of its gritty subject, they should have added a few light moments. The lack of light moments was another let-down. The dialogues weren't effective either. The rhyme towards the end was exceptionally great, though.familiar s Super Reviewer
Aug 17, 2009<div style="width:280px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/the-legend-of-lizzie-borden-11956128"><img src="http://content6.flixster.com/photo/11/95/61/11956128_ori.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"> The Legend of Lizzie Borden</a> </div></div> This is a reasonably accurate and well acted account of the crime. The parents are accurately portrayed. If I had had to live with them, I would have chopped them up into little pieces with an axe, too, only I would have given forty two whacks -an extra just for good measure. There is a scene reminiscent of Joan Crawford forcing Christina to eat raw meat in MOMMIE DEAREST. The patriarch insists that the family eat mutton that has gone bad and is, according to the maid, "not fit for an animal." The parents were sloppily eating it like animals, too. Liz Montgomery is in her prime and revealing quite a lot of herself for the broadcasting standards of the day in this progressive, fast moving made-for-TV moviePamela D Super Reviewer
Jun 30, 2008Great performance by Elizabeth Montgomery, good period feeling, far superior to most made for TV movies. Shows what the medium is capable of.jay n Super Reviewer
Jul 30, 2007A courtroom drama, a murder mystery, and a horror film. Mr. and Mrs. Borden are found hacked up by axe one morning in historical smalltown Fall River, Massachusetts. Everyone is suspicious of the daughter, Lizzie Borden, played chillingly and charmingly by Elizabeth Montgomery. A powerful and haunting film, as we flash back to the events leading up to the murder during the trial scenes. Part of the effectiveness is the spooky music.Lafe F Super Reviewer
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