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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.

Director:

Gary Nelson
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

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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He used her ... abused her ... and she loved him for it! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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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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Totally unrealistic and pointless ......
23 April 2017 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

"Molly and Lawless John" has a very young Sam Elliott and Vera Myles roaming all over New Mexico, after he uses her to break out of her husband's jail. Along the way they pick up a new born papoose, who goes along for the planned escape into Mexico. If your idea of entertainment is watching Sam Elliott shave every ten minutes, then you have your movie. If you are looking for an action Western, look elsewhere. The film plays more like a series of contrived mishaps along the trail, and is overly talky to the point of pointlessness. Big disappointment, even for fans of the actors, and it really is a shame because the talent is there, but the script is way underdeveloped. - MERK


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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Malibu Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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