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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
... Laura
Ivy Thayer ... Laura's Mother
Ken Miller ... Hanford
... 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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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Too Soon to Laugh, Too Late to Cry  »

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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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Featured in Grindhouse Universe (2008) See more »

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EASY LITTLE LAURA GIRL
Written by Bob Woodburn and Bill Walker
Vocals by Mara Lynn Brown and Cliff Johnson Jr.
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Movie was based from a 1928, 80 page book....
9 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

This movie was based on an 80 page book "The Notorious Ashley Gang" 'A Saga of the King and Queen of the Everglades' by Hix C.Stuart, printed/copyright date 1928 by St.Lucie Printing Co, Inc. Stuart, Florida. Hix was my husband's grandfather who lived in the area at the time the Ashley Gang was most active. It amazes the heck out of me how they could have made this movie based on an 80 page book...but it was non-the less a fun opportunity for the Stuart families as well as many of the locals with the film being made. (I had to give the movie a '2' just to be kind... but what can you say, most of those stories about the gangs of the late 1800's & early 1900's were pretty much pieced together with speculations; things people would journal; and many handed down stories with a touch of glamor to make them entertaining)


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