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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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Western | Comedy

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The song which plays over the ending credits is "I'll See You in My Dreams" sung by Nick Lucas, a popular entertainer and recording artist of the 1920s. It was written in 1924 by Isham Jones with lyrics by Gus Kahn. 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 Lewis does the 'jumping on the horse' stunt]
Burt Kessler: Those damn cowboys! I always said they were great, didn't I? I always said you can't beat 'em.
'Tumbleweed' cameraman: You always said you couldn't trust 'em.
Burt Kessler: Well, you misunderstood me.
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Referenced in The Lion Roars Again (1975) See more »

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Underrated gem
6 July 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

What fun this movie is! Naive tenderfoot writer Jeff Bridges goes off to Hollywood to write B Westerns. And, every note is enjoyable. Andy Griffith is magnificent as bigger-than-life Howard Pike. Alan Arkin has all-kinds-of-fun as the egomaniacal director and Blythe Danner lights up the screen in her role. This is a great piece of Americana.


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