At the end of 1952, with the best years of Hank Williams's career behind him, he hires a local kid to drive him through the Appalachian countryside for a pair of New Years shows in West Virginia and Ohio.
Fred Dalton Thompson
The story of the country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health and personal life.
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This biopic was MGM's last musical shot in black and white. See more »
In the montage sequence chronicling Hank's success following his Grand Ole Opry appearance, all sheet music, publicity photos, etc. depict images of the actual Hank Williams, rather than George Hamilton, the actor portraying him. See more »
This movie is a warm and touching portrait of the late great Hank Williams, Sr. George Hamilton really makes you feel the heartbreak behind each performance. Susan Oliver is also fine as his long-suffering wife. I remember seeing this film at least twice during the 1960's. In fact, I was inspired to copy one scene, but for modesty's sake, you'll have to see the film.
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