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Title: LEGEND of LIZZIE BORDEN (Elizabeth Montgomery)
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OUR PRICE: $14.95

Year: 1975 / VHS / 100 mins

Director: Paul Wendkos

Elizabeth Montgomery, Fionnula Flanagan, Ed Flanders, Katherine Helmond, Don Porter, Fritz Weaver, Bonnie Bartlett, John Beal, Helen Craig, Hayden Roarke, Gloria Stuart

Video Notes:
"Lizzie Borden took an ax, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, gave her father forty-one." A dramatization of the famous 1893 Massachusetts trial of the woman accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax. EMMY AWARD Nomination: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy (Liz Montgomery). VIEWER COMMENT: "This must've been controversial when on shown on television in 1975--it's still violent for today's TV standards, and as filmmaking per se it doesn't date at all. Elizabeth Montgomery is chilling as Lizzie Borden, who wishes she could sleep with one eye open at night after her father and stepmother end up axed. The courtroom theatrics(including the examination of a too-clean skull)are a little bit over-the-top, but check out Montgomery's half-smile in the final scene: she is very convincing here, positively riveting."