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Gal Young Un (1979)

Gal Young 'Un centers on a spinster woman who lives alone in the woods of north Florida until she is swept off her feet by an opportunistic bootlegger. He marries her for her place and her ... See full summary »

Director:

Victor Nunez

Writers:

Victor Nunez (script), Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (short story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Preu Dana Preu ... Mattie Siles
David Peck David Peck ... Trax
J. Smith-Cameron ... Elly (as J. Smith)
Gene Densmore Gene Densmore ... Storekeeper
Jennie Stringfellow Jennie Stringfellow ... Edna
Tim McCormack Tim McCormack ... Blaine
Casey Donovan Casey Donovan ... Jeb Lantry
Mike Garlington Mike Garlington ... Eddy Lantry
Marshall New Marshall New ... Edgar
Bruce Cornwell Bruce Cornwell ... Phil
John Pieters John Pieters ... Winner at Cards
Gil Lazier Gil Lazier ... The Other Bootlegger
Tina Moore Tina Moore ... His Girl
Marc H. Glick ... The Hotel Manager (as Marc Glick)
Kerry McKenney Kerry McKenney ... Girl in Orange
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Gal Young 'Un centers on a spinster woman who lives alone in the woods of north Florida until she is swept off her feet by an opportunistic bootlegger. He marries her for her place and her daddy's money and her cooking and cleaning, which she freely shares. Inevitably, he shows his true colors in a variety of ways. One day he brings home a very young woman with clear intentions of keeping her as a mistress (a gal young 'un) in the older woman's house. Business takes him elsewhere and the two woman are left alone in the woods together to come to terms with their shared exploitedness. Written by George W. Sherouse

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This time he messed with the wrong woman. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$94,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Nunez Films, FAIFF See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Picked by Entertainment Weekly magazine as one of the "50 Greatest Independent Films" in a special supplement devoted to independent films that was only distributed to subscribers in November 1997. See more »

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Worth looking for
3 April 1999 | by rhopkinsSee all my reviews

This movie was shown at a small film festival in Tallahassee (home of Victor Nunez) a year or two ago. It won't be easy to find but it's worth it. The gorgeous North Florida backwoods settings faithfully evoke the look of the 20s, when the story is set. The original story, by Marjorie Rawlings, is just unpredictable enough to be a lot of fun. The production quality is adequate -- I found the sound design occasionally jarring -- but is better than a lot of recent 'independent' films....


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