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Hearts of the West (British title: Hollywood Cowboy) stars Jeff Bridges as Lewis Tater, a 1930s-era aspiring novelist who harbors dreams of becoming the next Zane Grey or Peter B. Kyne. He arrives in Nevada to seek out the correspondence school that has "graduated" him. After learning that he's been taken to the cleaners by crooks, he stumbles onto a threadbare film-unit grinding out "B" westerns. He is given a job by unit manager Kessler (Alan Arkin), then falls in love with spunky script girl Miss Trout (Blythe Danner). With the help of crusty stunt man Howard Pike (Andy Griffith), Tyler fends off the correspondence-school crooks who want the money that he has accidentally stolen from them. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
New York Film Critics Circle Alan Arkin Best Supporting Actor 1975 Winner

Cast

Jeff Bridges
as Lewis Tater
Andy Griffith
as Howard Pike
Donald Pleasence
as A.J. Nietz
Blythe Danner
as Miss Trout
Alan Arkin
as Kessler
Herb Edelman
as Polo
Frank Cady
as Pa Tater
Burton Gilliam
as Lester
Matt Clark
as Jackson
Candice Azzara
as Waitress
Thayer David
as Bank Manager
Wayne Storm
as Film Star
Marie Windsor
as Woman in Nevada
Dub Taylor
as Nevada Ticket Agent
Anthony James
as Lean Crook
Richard B. Shull
as Stout Crook
William Christopher
Alex Rocco
as Earl, Assistant Director

Crew

Howard Zieff
Director
Tony Bill
Producer
Mario Tosi
Cinematographer
Ken Lauber
Composer (Music Score)
Edward Warschilka
Editor
Robert Luthardt
Art Director
Jerry Jost
Sound/Sound Designer
Jack B. Bernstein
First Assistant Director
Jesse Wayne
Stunts
Lynn Bernay
Costume/Wardrobe
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