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.
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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?
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
(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
The road that the old jalopy travels is clearly a modern two-lane-wide paved blacktop, with sand barely covering the lane markers. 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
We'll Make Hay While the Sun Shines
Written by Nacio Herb Brown
and Arthur Freed See more