Hearts of the West (1975)

Director
Howard Zieff

Main cast
Jeff Bridges; Alan Arkin; Blythe Danner; Andy Griffith; Alex Rocco

Genres
Comedy, Western

Description
Naive Iowa farm boy Lewis Tater dreams of being a famous Western novelist like his hero, Zane Grey. He leaves home to answer a writing correspondence course's ad for on-campus classes, only to discover that the school consists of a row of postboxes at an isolated Nevada train depot. On the run from the con men responsible, Lewis stumbles across "real" cowboys shooting a movie in the desert. The would-be writer soon finds himself instead acting in Westerns, for the rundown Tumbleweed Productions, in silent-era Hollywood.


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