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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 »

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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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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 »

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During a production lunch break, screenwriter Stephen J. Friedman spotted a hippie vagrant mooching from the food line, and threw him out. That hippie, Tobe Hooper, then wandered to Austin where he filmed The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), and completed it before "Lovin' Molly" was even released. See more »

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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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Lovin' MollyLeaving Cheyenne
27 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

It's seems clear that Sidney Lumet was unfamiliar with the setting, the characters, the story...I mean, Gid is a cowboy wearing OVERALLS--Gid's NOT a farmer! He was afraid of Texas, and moved back east to New Jersey to shoot the remainder of the film--no wonder the film looks like a TV movie. It should have been directed by someone else, someone who understood the place, and written by a screenwriter who understood the characters and story, like McMurtry himself, perhaps??? Maybe someday it will be re-done, and done justly. It's a moving and complex story, one that deserves to be told in the affecting way it's written. Eastwood as director? It spans a 45-year period, and though challenging, with the appropriate writer and director and actors would make for a timeless, memorable film.


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