Blonde actress Susan Oliver portrayed Audrey as a blonde in the film. However, the real Audrey Williams was a red head. 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 »
Unworthy and Disrespectful Bio of the Great Hank Williams
Few today recall or ever knew the MGM biography of Hank Williams was under development --- on hold --- for 10 years while MGM squabbled with Audrey Williams over the script, a script which eventually dishonored country music's greatest-ever star. It's been over 30 years since I saw this picture, but I remember it was (1) the most anticipated movie I ever saw, (2) a great disappointment, and (3) a great pleasure to see a movie about Hank despite the dishonesty and Audrey's self-serving spin job.
In 1982, a man who really understood Hank Williams and his legacy created a stage play in London, England called "Hank Williams, the Show He Never Gave." In 1983, this was made into a movie, and has been out in both VHS and DVD. The 1983 movie, like Hank's music, is emotional enough to tear your heart out.
People who love Hank Williams seldom explain his legacy to others, as it's too personal and heartfelt; something to be tucked carefully inside one's own heart. Our love for him is intense, internal; never fading with time's passage.
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