Molly and Lawless John (1972)

PG   |    |  Western


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In New Mexico, a sheriff's unhappy mid-aged wife aids a condemned prisoner escape her husband's jail and elopes with the young and attractive outlaw to Mexico, pursued by the sheriff's posse.

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18 November 2009 | FightingWesterner
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| You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks.
Middle-aged Vera Miles is married to a bland, somewhat domineering sheriff and longs for love and self-esteem. She succumbs to the oily charm of young murderous stud Sam Elliot, a "guest" at her husband's jail.

She frees him and together they flee. However, she soon finds that life on the lam is no life at all and that her new love might not be the misunderstood romantic she thought he was.

A satisfying low-budget frontier drama/adventure, Elliot and Miles deliver good performances and are well cast as the naive Molly and the vile John.

Of interest is the chance to see a young Sam Elliot in a central role, long before he perfected his unmistakable western drawl. Here he sounds like a California surfer!

Overall, a good effort. It's too bad though, that the great character actor Clu Gulager is wasted on a small role as a grungy sheriff's deputy.

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