First, here’s Elizabeth Olsen in Love & Death as Candy Montgomery, a housewife and mom who had an affair with her neighbor Allan Gore in the late 1970s.
And here’s the real Candy Montgomery. In 1980, she was accused of murdering Allan’s wife, Betty. She pled self-defense, saying Betty attacked her first after finding out about the affair. Candy was ultimately found not guilty.
Here’s Lily Rabe as Betty Gore. Her marriage to Allan was reportedly rocky already when Candy approached him about having an affair.
And here’s the real Betty Gore. She died after Candy struck her with an axe 41 times on June 13, 1980.
Here’s Jesse Plemons as Allan Gore. He was out of town at the time of his wife’s death, and after being unable to reach her by phone, asked a neighbor to investigate.
And here’s the real Allan Gore. Following Betty’s death, he admitted to the police that he and Candy had had an affair, providing them with the motive they’d been searching for.
Here’s Patrick Fugit as Pat Montgomery, Candy’s husband, who stuck by her side throughout the trial.
And here’s the real Pat Montgomery. They stayed together for a few years after the trial before divorcing in 1986.
Here’s Tom Pelphrey as Don Crowder, a personal injury attorney Candy knew from her church, who she hired to lead her defense.
And here’s the real Don Crowder, who received numerous death threats from people who were displeased he decided to defend Candy.
Here’s Adam Cropper as Robert Udashen, the defense attorney hired to assist Don Crowder.
And finally, here’s the real Robert Udashen. Because Crowder wasn’t well-versed in criminal law, building the defense fell largely on Udashen.
Love & Death is currently streaming on HBO Max.