Hearts of the West Poster

Release Date: 1975

PG|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
During the 1930s, endearingly naïve Lewis Tater (Jeff Bridges) aspires to be the next great American Western writer. But when he travels to California, he's recruited by Bert Kessler (Alan Arkin), a Hollywood unit manager, to star in a series of low-rent Westerns. While on set, Lewis learns about the less glamorous aspects of the movie business while befriending an old stuntman, Howard Pike (Andy Griffith), and falling in love with a spirited young secretary, Miss Trout (Blythe Danner).

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Andy Griffith, Donald Pleasence, Blythe Danner, Alan Arkin, Richard B. Shull, Herbert Edelman, Alex Rocco

Director: Howard Zieff

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Lighthearted, Pursuit, Cheeky, Quest, 1930s, Rise