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 Lewis does the 'jumping on the horse' stunt
Those damn cowboys! I always said they were great, didn't I? I always said you can't beat 'em.
You always said you couldn't trust 'em.
Well, you misunderstood me.
Referenced in The Lion Roars Again