Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This 47-minute adaptation of the Washington Irving classic was originally telecast on Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales and Legends anthology. Ed Begley Jr. stars as a cerebral Ichabod Crane. Taking time off from schoolteaching, Ichabod woos Katrina Van Tassel, alias Beverly D'Angelo. Tim Thomerson is envy personified as blacksmith Brom Bones, who plots to scare Ichabod out of Sleepy Hollow for good. The set design makes clever use of forced perspectives, while most of the spooky special effects conveyed via lighting and adroit camera angles. Legend of Sleepy Hollow premiered on the Showtime Cable service.
Americana, folklore, holiday, legend [fable]