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
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.
The film opens with the 1930's MGM logo. See more
Referenced in The Lion Roars Again
Written by Richard Coborn, Vincent Rose
and John Schonberger See more