Nouveau New York socialite Frances Schreuder has her heart's desire: a seat on the board of the New York City Ballet. And all it took was murder. Lee Remick gives an electrifying performance as the real-life sociopath who schemed her way far from her Salt Lake City roots to conquer the Big Apple. The scheme: goad her 17-year-old son into killing his grandfather (and her father), a miserly multimillionaire, and inherit a fortune.
Flashing between Frances' murder trial and the chilling events that led to it, this riveting crime thriller - nominated for nine Emmy Awards including Outstanding Miniseries and Lead Actress (Remick) - brilliantly explores the unbelievable-if-it-weren't-true consequences of one enraged and twisted mind.
Yesterday the Warner Archive website added a listing
for the 1987 Lee Remick mini-series Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder
. This 3-disc set is part of their manufacture on demand (MOD) program, and runs 286 minutes for $24.95. It's presented in 16x9 widescreen, and we've got a high-res look at the front cover art for you: