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Lolly-Madonna XXX (1973)

In the early 1970s, a young woman passing through rural Tennessee unintentionally gets caught in a feud between two local neighboring clans, the Feathers and the Gutshalls.

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Rodney Carr-Smith, Sue Grafton (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rod Steiger ... Laban Feather
Robert Ryan ... Pap Gutshall
Jeff Bridges ... Zack Feather
Scott Wilson ... Thrush
Katherine Squire Katherine Squire ... Chickie Feather
Tresa Hughes ... Elspeth Gutshall
Timothy Scott ... Skylar Feather
Kiel Martin ... Ludie Gutshall
Ed Lauter ... Hawk Feather
Joan Goodfellow ... Sister E. Gutshall
Season Hubley ... Roonie Gill
Randy Quaid ... Finch Feather
Gary Busey ... Zeb
Paul Koslo ... Villum Gutshall
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Storyline

Two rustic families, headed by patriarchs Laban Feather and Pap Gutshall, are feuding. At first, it is comical, with just the sons of the two families playing tricks on each other. But soon the Feather boys decide to kidnap a girl. She turns out to be innocent bystander Roonie Gill, not the made-up girlfriend "Lolly Madonna." As events escalate, Zack Feather and Roonie fall in love and try to bring the others to their senses. Will Roonie discover Zack's dark secret, the reason for the painful feud between the two families which once were close friends? Written by Dan Kuttner (KutRite@yahoo.com)

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It's about feudin', fussin', fightin'...and lovin' Tennessee hill country style, and Lolly-Madonna started it all. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1974 (Uruguay) See more »

Also Known As:

The Story of Lolly-Madonna See more »

Filming Locations:

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the novel, "The Lolly Madonna War", by Sue Grafton, author of the popular "alphabet mysteries" featuring female Private Investigator Kinsey Millhone. See more »

Quotes

Roonie Gill: My name is Roonie Gill. I was just changing buses on my way to Nashville. Actually, I didn't care much where I was going. It just felt good to be on my own for the first time. I never heard of the Feather family or the Gutshalls before that. I found out later that Ludie Gutshall had planted a postcard in the Feather mailbox to get them away from the still. He signed it Lolly-Madonna - and that's who they thought I was. By the time I knew what was happening, there wasn't much I could do about it...
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Featured in The Moviemakers (1973) See more »

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Peaceful Country
Written by Kim Carnes and David Ellingson
Sung by Kim Carnes
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Not an awful movie, but not successful
6 June 2016 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Like a number of movies from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that were made in the first half of the 1970s, "Lolly-Madonna XXX" was hard to see for many years until quite recently. I'd always been curious about it, so when it popped up on Turner Classic Movies one night, I was sure to record it and subsequently watch it. After seeing it, I think I can understand why the movie was held back for so long. As I said in my summary line, the movie is not awful. It is well acted, both by established stars Steiger and Ryan, as well as by the members of the cast who hadn't become stars yet. The movie feels authentic; you really get a taste of what run down and poverty-stricken life the characters live. However, there is one big flaw that sinks the movie, and that is that it's extremely slow. Scene after scene goes by with no real consequence - even the ending feels incomplete. If there had been more real plot, we might have had something here. But as it is, the movie will probably only appeal to film buffs with interest in the cast as well as with major studio movies that are obscure.


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