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Elizabeth Montgomery stars as Lizzie Borden, a 19th-century Massachusetts woman who is put on trial for the brutal slaughter of her father and stepmother in their family home. She is accused of hacking up her parents with an axe after carefully removing her clothes to avoid bloodstains. Based on fact and considered shocking at the time for a TV-movie.Written by
Elizabeth Montgomery and Lizzie Borden were sixth cousins once removed, both descending from 17th-century Massachusetts resident John Luther. Rhonda McClure, the genealogist who documented the Montgomery-Borden connection, said, "I wonder how Elizabeth would have felt if she knew she was playing her own cousin." See more »
High voltage power cables on pylons can be seen on the hills behind the Borden house. See more »
Mr. Andrew Borden:
You're a strange girl, Lizzie, one minute as hard and as cold as a grave so, next as loving as any father could wish. Wonder what goes on in that mind of yours, I guess I'll never know.
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A European video release runs about 3 minutes shorter than the original American version One version shows a glimpse of Elizabeth Montgomery's breast while she is murdering her stepmother. Some prints have a different camera angle that does not show this. The closing credits of the American version says "A George Lemaire Production in association with" then fades to black and shows the Paramount logo while the end music is still playing. The European video release says "A George Lemaire Production in association with" then fades to black and does not show the Paramount logo. The 2014 DVD from Cinedigm uses the original American broadcast version. See more »
Who doesn't remember watching the world premiere of this made- for-television-movie on ABC back in 1975. This film stars the great Elizabeth Montgomery (who should have won an Emmy) as Lizzie Borden, accused of killing her father (and step-mother) with an axe. Liz, gives a powerful, understated, performance. What makes this film great is the way Montgomery can portray Lizzie in that subtle, cool way that is very effective. All the supporting cast including "Soap" star Katherine Helmond, are terrific (look for Gloria Stuart in a very brief appearance as a store customer watching "Lizzie" purchase an axe). This is a classic film. Get this on video, people!!
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