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
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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."
Did You Know?
'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
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
[after the movie crew pick up Lewis in the desert
You mean you guys ain't cowboys?
Well, sure we're cowboys. Whaddaya suppose we are? Weasels?
[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.
Reeks character. That's what they told me... reeks.
Referenced in The Lion Roars Again