The Lolly Madonna War

The Lolly Madonna War

Rod Steiger
Director: Richard Sarafian Cast: Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
, Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
, Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
Richard Sarafian




Petty jealousies and misunderstandings between two rival families escalate into a tragic outburst of violence in this drama. Laban Feather (Rod Steiger) is the patriarch of a family of Tennessee moonshiners, brewing corn liquor with the help of his sons: Thrush (Scott Wilson), Zack (Jeff Bridges), Hawk (Ed Lauter), and Finch (Randy Quaid). The chief rivals of the Feather Family have long been the Gutshalls, another Tennessee clan who sell illegal alcohol; the Gutshalls are led by father Pap (Robert Ryan), with the help of his boys Ludie (Kiel Martin), Seb (Gary Busey), and Villum (Paul Koslo). While fighting for their share of the market in white lightning, the Feathers and the Gutshalls have also feuded over a piece of land that each side believes is rightfully theirs. Hoping to create internal friction amongst the Feather siblings, Ludie Gutshall mails a postcard from the non-existent "Lolly-Madonna" to the Feather home and allows the brothers to puzzle over who has attracted her attentions. The prank begins to turn ugly when Thrush and Hawk kidnap Roonie Gill (Season Hubley), a woman passing through town en route to meet her fiancée, believing that she's the "Lolly Madonna" they've heard about. Lolly-Madonna XXX was based on a novel by Sue Grafton entitled The Lolly-Madonna War, and was also released under that title.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/19/2014
UPC: 0888574085377
Original Release: 1973
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:45:00

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Richard Sarafian Director
Herman A. Blumenthal Art Director
Rodney Carr-Smith Producer,Screenwriter
Helge Harding Screenwriter
Philip H. Lathrop Cinematographer
Mike Moder Asst. Director
Fred Myrow Score Composer
James W. Payne Set Decoration/Design
Jim Payne Set Decoration/Design
Tom Rolf Editor
Charles Wilborn Sound/Sound Designer

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