Hearts of the West 1975

Synopsis:

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--cowboy actors shooting a movie in the desert. The would-be writer soon finds himself instead acting in Westerns, for the rundown Tumbleweed Productions studio, in Depression-era Hollywood.

Directed by: Howard Zieff
Written by: Rob Thompson
Release date: 1975-10-08
Runtime: 102 minutes
Tagline: Jeff Bridges is Lewis Tater, the Iowa farmboy who blazed a trail across the barren wastes of Hollywood and Vine in MGM's comedy surprise "Hearts of the West."
Cast:
Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
Lewis Tater 
Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
Bert Kessler 
Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner
Miss Trout 
Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith
Howard Pike 
Alex Rocco
Alex Rocco
Earl 
Richard B. Shull
Richard B. Shull
Stout Crook