Lizzie Borden Took An Ax

Lizzie Borden Took An Ax

DVD - 2014
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On a hot summer day in 1892 in Fall River, Massachusetts, Lizzie Borden returns home to the house she shares with her father Andrew, stepmother Abby and sister Emma. She encounters the bloody scene of her parents violently murdered. Evidence keeps pointing back to Lizzie, the seemingly wholesome Sunday school teacher, as the prime suspect. Lizzie's lawyer, Andrew Jennings, proclaims her innocence arguing that it is inconceivable a woman could brutally murder her family with an ax. Or is it?
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified],, [2014]
Branch Call Number: DVD Lizzie
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, rda

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zoe44836 Sep 28, 2015

The music was totally inappropriate!!!!

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Basileus
Dec 02, 2014

Still unsolved to this day, the Borden Murders continue to fascinate and historians still cannot agree to this day who the murderer was. This movie is pretty good, and covers almost all of the facts of the case, but with its quick flashbacks that may or may not be true, a viewer not familiar with the details of the case might get confused. As the poster below said, Wikipedia has a pretty good summary of the case, so a viewer might want to glance over that first.

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jimg2000
Nov 26, 2014

Needs more in depth details on the significance of the scenes ... wikipedia has a nice summary of the historic murder trial and references.

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greencheerios
Aug 21, 2014

Its more of a made for TV movie, but still better then expected.

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jimg2000
Nov 26, 2014

Children singing rhyme while skipping rope:

Lizzie Borden took an ax
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.

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