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Lovin' Molly (1974)

Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys, straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny, fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who ... See full summary »

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writers:

Larry McMurtry (novel), Stephen J. Friedman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Anthony Perkins ... Gid Frye
Beau Bridges ... Johnny
Blythe Danner ... Molly Taylor
Edward Binns ... Mr. Frye (as Ed Binns)
Susan Sarandon ... Sarah Peters
Conard Fowkes Conard Fowkes ... Eddie White
Claude Traverse Claude Traverse ... Mr. Taylor
John Henry Faulk ... Mr. Grinsom
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Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys, straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny, fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who consistently refuses to marry either of them. Written by matt-282

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

I Don't Believe in Marriage. I Believe in Love. I May Love One Man and Have Children With Another. I Don't Care What Other People Think. It's My Life. Molly Taylor July3, 1925. See more »

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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Molly, Gid & Johnny See more »

Filming Locations:

Bastrop, Texas, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1925, 1945 and 1964. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Fry: A woman's love is like the morning dew: it's as apt to settle on a horse turd as a rose.
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Referenced in By Sidney Lumet (2015) See more »

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Lovin' MollyLeaving Cheyenne
27 February 2005 | by kid-8See all my reviews

It's seems clear that Sidney Lumet was unfamiliar with the setting, the characters, the story...I mean, Gid is a cowboy wearing OVERALLS--Gid's NOT a farmer! He was afraid of Texas, and moved back east to New Jersey to shoot the remainder of the film--no wonder the film looks like a TV movie. It should have been directed by someone else, someone who understood the place, and written by a screenwriter who understood the characters and story, like McMurtry himself, perhaps??? Maybe someday it will be re-done, and done justly. It's a moving and complex story, one that deserves to be told in the affecting way it's written. Eastwood as director? It spans a 45-year period, and though challenging, with the appropriate writer and director and actors would make for a timeless, memorable film.


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