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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

I Don't Believe in Marriage. I Believe in Love. I May Love One Man and Have Children With Another. I Don't Care What Other People Think. It's My Life. Molly Taylor July3, 1925. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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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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27 September 2005 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

Molly was probably a likable character, and I got the impression Blythe Danner was giving a good performance. But somehow this movie never registered with me. I did like the old-time music (Ralph Stanley wouldn't want me to call it bluegrass) and the big-band music used in one scene in the 1940s.

My biggest problem was that I could never remember which of the male characters were which (and apparently Molly had the same problem seeing as how she couldn't make up her mind which one to like), and even though I like Beau Bridges, I never saw any of the men as resembling him until the 1960s.

This was probably a good movie to those who like novels such as 'Wuthering Heights'.


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