Molly and Lawless John

73
  • PG
  • Genre(s): Western
  • Release year: 1973
  • Running time: 98 min
In this off-beat western drama, the ever-popular Sam Elliott (Prancer, We Were Soldiers) is John Lawler, bank robber and ladies' man, who finds himslef facing the hangman's noose in a small-town jail cell. Molly (Vera Miles), the sheriff's lonely,... read more
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In this off-beat western drama, the ever-popular Sam Elliott (Prancer, We Were Soldiers) is John Lawler, bank robber and ladies' man, who finds himslef facing the hangman's noose in a small-town jail cell. Molly (Vera Miles), the sheriff's lonely, abused wife, falls for John, and together they make their escape into the badlands of New Mexico, one step ahead of the posse relentlessly on the trail. The western desert scenery accentuates the isolation of their life on the run and Miles turns in a nuanced performance as an older woman who - unloved at home - falls for the manipulations of a younger man. They are supported by a fine cast including western regulars Clu Gulager as the sheriff's deputy and John Anderson as the cuckolded sheriff, and an impressive, if brief appearance by former Playmate Cynthia Myers. The film's musical score, by Johnny Mandel and Alan and Marilyn Bergman, was nominated for a Golden Globe* Award.

Original Release

01/01/1973

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 Reverend
Bob Westmoreland Telegraph Operator
Melinda Chavaria Pregnant Apache
Pasqualita Baca Ancient Apache
George Le Bow Marshal
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Gary Nelson

Writers

Terry Kingsley-Smith

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 Reverend
Bob Westmoreland Telegraph Operator
Melinda Chavaria Pregnant Apache
Pasqualita Baca Ancient Apache
George Le Bow Marshal
Dave Burleson Volunteer
Grady Hill Deputy
Dick Bullock Bill Bartley
Terry Kingsley-Smith Man in Bed

Producers

Arnold H. Orgolini Executive Producer
Dennis Durney Producer

Editors

Gene Fowler Jr.

1973 Golden Globe Best Original Song - Motion Picture Nominated
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