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 story is taking place in 1933, as per the license plates on the cars, and the date on the letter. Anna Christie with Greta Garbo, advertised with a huge poster as playing at the Carthay Circle Theatre, was a 1930 release, and would have only still been playing its last runs by 1933. See more
It's just like back at home. Every time we have soup for supper, I get a peppercorn in the first swallow!
The film opens with the 1930's MGM logo. See more
References Anna Christie
Pagan Love Song
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed See more