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Little Laura and Big John (1973)

R | | Biography, Crime, Drama | May 1973 (USA)
Based on a true story, this action-packed, hard-hitting depiction of the infamous Ashley gang - who terrorized the southeast in the 1920's - also illustrates a desperate love between two people destined for destruction.

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John
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Laura
Ivy Thayer ...
Laura's Mother
Ken Miller ...
Hanford
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Sheriff
Cliff Frates ...
Young John
Evie Karafotias ...
Young Laura
Phil Philbin ...
Pa
Margaret Fuller ...
Ma
Jerry Albert ...
Bob
Lee Warren ...
Clarence
Ben Rossi ...
Ray
Terri Juston ...
Jacksonville
Tony Romano ...
Doc
Julian Voloshin ...
Lawyer
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Based on a true story, this action-packed, hard-hitting depiction of the infamous Ashley gang - who terrorized the southeast in the 1920's - also illustrates a desperate love between two people destined for destruction.

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... They'll Steal Into Your Heart -- Then Shoot Their Way Out!

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The Feb. 26, 1969, issue of Variety, in its listing of movies currently in production, listed Bruce Dern as a cast member. The May 7 issue doesn't list Dern. See more »

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THE PLAYER PIANNA MAN
Written by Bob Woodburn and Bill Walker
Vocals by Mara Lynn Brown and Cliff Johnson Jr.
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Bootleggin' and bank robbin' in the Florida Everglades...
18 May 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Fifth-rate 1920s crime spree with Fabian Forte cast as real-life Prohibition-era crook John Ashley who, along with his girlfriend Laura and assorted pals, preceded even Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker in the bank robbing field. Luke Moberly directs with a wink and a smile; he must have known this threadbare outing was no "Bonnie & Clyde", though he was clearly inspired by that film in visual terms, and his picture gets off to a decent start. However, with very green and inexperienced actors in front of the camera--and poor cinematography and sloppy editing going on behind it--the picture loses steam even before the halfway mark. Bill Walker's inappropriate score and some terrible quasi-period tunes on the soundtrack make the film unbearable to hear, much less to watch. It is inconceivable that rising star Karen Black, having already earned attention for her performances in "Easy Rider" and "Five Easy Pieces" (for which she was Oscar-nominated), should appear in such a low-rent production. Black and Forte are really the only cast members with legitimate acting experience (Forte had recently portrayed 'Pretty Boy' Floyd in 1970), yet their performances are just as lousy as everyone else's (like the script, perhaps they were simply confused as to how to proceed). The early scenes give hint that maybe Moberly was onto something with his approach, but he loses his footing quickly--and the movie doesn't so much crash and burn as it does disintegrate on impact. * from ****


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