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 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."
Did You Know?
's character, "A.J. Nietz", 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 Richard B. Shull's character rips the list of studio phone numbers from the café wall, the list clearly has a nail hole and a tear at the top. When he holds the list against a phone booth window, the hole and the tear have both vanished. 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.
The film opens with the 1930's MGM logo. See more
Referenced in The Lion Roars Again
Move 'Em Out
Music by Ken Lauber
Lyrics by Jack Rogers See more