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Molly and Lawless John (1972)

PG | | Western | 1 January 1973 (USA)
In New Mexico, a sheriff's unhappy mid-aged wife aids a condemned prisoner escape her husband's jail and elopes with the young and attractive outlaw to Mexico, pursued by the sheriff's posse.

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Gary Nelson
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vera Miles ... Molly Parker
Sam Elliott ... Johnny Lawler
Clu Gulager ... Deputy Tom Clements
John Anderson ... Sheriff Marvin Parker
Cynthia Myers ... Dolly Winward
Charles Pinney Charles Pinney ... Reverend
Bob Westmoreland Bob Westmoreland ... Telegraph Operator
Melinda Chavaria Melinda Chavaria ... Pregnant Apache
Pasqualita Baca Pasqualita Baca ... Ancient Apache
George Le Bow George Le Bow ... Marshal
Dave Burleson Dave Burleson ... Volunteer
Grady Hill Grady Hill ... Deputy
Dick Bullock Dick Bullock ... Bill Bartley
Terry Kingsley-Smith Terry Kingsley-Smith ... Man in Bed
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Molly, the shy, romance-starved wife of an arrogant frontier Sheriff, finds herself drawn to a prisoner in her husband's jail. This prisoner, a handsome young man named Johnny, plays on Molly's sympathy and convinces her to help him escape. Molly then accompanies Johnny on his cross-country flight, but soon learns he's simply been using her. Molly makes the best of the situation, however, and by the time the Sheriff's posse catches up with them, Molly shows that she's learned how to assert herself. Written by dinky-4

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They Weren't Exactly Bonnie and Clyde ... Or Frankie and Johnny ... But They Made Their Strange Kind of Love a Legend! See more »

Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cactus See more »

Filming Locations:

Tucson, Arizona, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Malibu Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Last film of Cynthia Myers. See more »

Soundtracks

Take Me Home
Music by Johnny Mandel
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Sung by Renée Armand
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Cheesy
14 June 2018 | by shinsakuto-85849See all my reviews

I just watched this and just don't know how she had the strength to carry John's dead body and draped him over a horse. Not only is she a meek woman but one that is in a weakened condition having spent weeks in the hot desert. The best she could have done is wrap the body in a blanket and tie a rope around the legs and pulled by a horse.


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