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Lovin' Molly (1974)

Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys, straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny, fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who ... See full summary »

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writers:

Larry McMurtry (novel), Stephen J. Friedman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Anthony Perkins ... Gid Frye
Beau Bridges ... Johnny
Blythe Danner ... Molly Taylor
Edward Binns ... Mr. Frye (as Ed Binns)
Susan Sarandon ... Sarah Peters
Conard Fowkes Conard Fowkes ... Eddie White
Claude Traverse Claude Traverse ... Mr. Taylor
John Henry Faulk ... Mr. Grinsom
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Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys, straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny, fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who consistently refuses to marry either of them. Written by matt-282

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If there's a love story in you, this movie will touch it. See more »

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Trivia

Johnny's surname is never revealed. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Fry: People are the hardest animals in the world to raise. That's 'cause nobody got around to breedin' them right in the first place.
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Referenced in By Sidney Lumet (2015) See more »

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Don't read the book first
22 November 2014 | by gerritbrandSee all my reviews

Maybe it's not such a bad movie if you haven't read the book. But after reading the book which has something muggy, something atmospheric around watching the movie is a boring and tedious business. Even the characters are miscast. How can you believe Anthony Perkins is Gid? Besides they should have made ONE story for the movie out of the three perspectives in the book. Following the book this closely for the movie was a mistake. Another thing is that the characters don't change age. They don't get visibly older. If you think that a movie like Chinatown was made around the same time you see what I mean with lack of quality. Lovin' Molly is too much a book filming in which they tried to stay faithful to the book. Anyway, maybe somebody who never read the book can enjoy it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Molly, Gid & Johnny See more »

Filming Locations:

Bastrop, Texas, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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