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Fools' Parade (1971)

GP  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Thriller  |  October 1971 (Austria)
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When a trio of ex-convicts led by Mattie Appleyard is released from prison, they hope to open a general store using money Mattie has saved during his 40-year sentence. This attempt is met ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mattie Appleyard
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'Doc' Council
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Cleo
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Lee Cottrill
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Johnny Jesus
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Roy K. Sizemore
Mike Kellin ...
Steve Mystic
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Chanty (as Kathy Cannon)
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Junior Kilfong
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Willis Hubbard
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Homer Grindstaff
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Enoch Purdy
James Lee Barrett ...
Sonny Boy
Kitty Jefferson Doepken ...
Clara
Dwight McConnell ...
Station Master
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When a trio of ex-convicts led by Mattie Appleyard is released from prison, they hope to open a general store using money Mattie has saved during his 40-year sentence. This attempt is met with great resistance from a corrupt prison official and the banker who issued Mattie the check. Written by Greg Helton <ghelton@airmail.net>

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Glory, W.Va., 1935. It wasn't exactly a parade. It wasn't a time for celebration. It was a time to run for your life.

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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

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October 1971 (Austria)  »

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Die Gnadenlosen  »

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Trivia

Filmed in Moundsville, West Virginia, which was the hometown of Davis Grubb, author of the novel. See more »

Goofs

In the closing scene and credits, the vehicles crossing the bridge over the railroad track are correct older vintage cars. However, on the second bridge in the distance, new cars can be seen crossing. See more »

Quotes

Lee Cottrill: Mattie talked about dynamite all the time, but I never listened!
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21 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It has been since the early 70's and as a young teenager since I have seen this movie, but will always remember it and be in my heart also. You see I was born in W. Virgina at the location this movie was filmed (at least parts of it). Without taking from a great movie and great stars in it (Jimmy can do no wrong),I enjoyed seeing the different and familiar locations and knowledge of what they were then and to what they are presently, you would be surprised. The prison during the filming was in full use then, but now it is closed with tours in it. The railroad station is there still but with houses and trailers around it and a huge bridge crossing the Ohio river almost over top of it now A very good movie, funny and great acting, this movie is on my mind very often and wish I someday can get a copy of this, it would be in my top 5 for sure


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