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Hearts of the West (1975)

 -  Western | Comedy  -  8 October 1975 (USA)
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Lewis Tater writes Wild West dime novels and dreams of actually becoming a cowboy. When he goes west to find his dream he finds himself in possession of the loot box of two crooks who tried... See full summary »

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Lewis Tater aka Neddy Wales
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Howard Pike aka Billy Pueblo
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A.J. Neitz
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Miss Trout
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Bert Kessler
Richard B. Shull ...
Stout Crook
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Polo (as Herbert Edelman)
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Earl
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Pa Tater
Anthony James ...
Lean Crook
Burton Gilliam ...
Lester
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Jackson
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Waitress (as Candy Azzara)
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Bank Manager
Wayne Storm ...
Lyle
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Lewis Tater writes Wild West dime novels and dreams of actually becoming a cowboy. When he goes west to find his dream he finds himself in possession of the loot box of two crooks who tried to rob him. During his escape, Lewis stumbles on to the set of a Wild West movie and through mishap and chance becomes a star of Hollywood Westerns. Written by Bree Humphries <mhumphri@brynmawr.edu>

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Jeff Brides is Lewis Tater, the Iowa farmboy who blazed a trail across the barren wastes of Hollywood and Vine in MGM's comedy surprise "Hearts of the West."

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8 October 1975 (USA)  »

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Donald Pleasence's character, "A.J. Neitz", is named after prolific western / "B" picture director Alan James (real name Alvin J. Neitz), who started out in silent films and lasted through the talkie era, and who directed westerns with such stars as Ken Maynard, Jack Hoxie and Tim McCoy, among others. See more »

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When Tater first escapes the two correspondence school he steals a Model A Ford which soon runs out of gas. The gas gauge shown on 'E' is not from a Model A, which utilized a float window, not an electric gauge. See more »

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[after the movie crew pick up Lewis in the desert]
Lewis Tater: You mean you guys ain't cowboys?
Howard Pike: Well, sure we're cowboys. Whaddaya suppose we are? Weasels?
Howard Pike: [points to Wally] Look at that guy's face, right there. Show him your profile, Wally. Now don't that look like a western type to you? That right there is a cowboy's face.
Wally: Reeks character. That's what they told me... reeks.
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Referenced in The Lion Roars Again (1975) See more »

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I really enjoyed this movie.
22 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie years ago but didn't catch the title at the time. It took several years to locate the title and to see it again. I thought this was a very funny and well done movie. Lewis Tater has has an innocent enthusiasm that makes him instantly likable. His Overacting in the gunfighter scenes and cracking the invisible whip in the lobby of the boarding house were hilarious. It reminded me of Myself in my younger years. This movie is loaded with fun and there is a certain nostalgic atmosphere about it that just leaves you smiling. Very underrated movie. For a just plain feel good fun movie I highly recommend it.


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