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Hearts of the West (1975)

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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Lewis Tater
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Howard Pike
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A.J. Nietz
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Miss Trout
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Kessler
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Stout Crook
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Polo (as Herbert Edelman)
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Earl
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Pa Tater
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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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Storyline

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 Bridges is Lewis Tater, the Iowa farm boy 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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8 October 1975 (USA)  »

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Hollywood Cowboy  »

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Trivia

Part of a cycle of movies made during the mid-1970s about Tinseltown, old Hollywood, and its Golden Age, including the silent film era. The pictures include Inserts (1975), Valentino (1977), Nickelodeon (1976), Silent Movie (1976), The Wild Party (1975), The Last Tycoon (1976), Hearts of the West (1975), The Day of the Locust (1975), and The World's Greatest Lover (1977). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Lewis Tater: It's just like back at home. Every time we have soup for supper, I get a peppercorn in the first swallow!
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with the 1930's MGM logo. See more »

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References Anna Christie (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Yellow Yodel
Music by Ken Lauber
Lyrics by Jack Rogers
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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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