Actress Susan Oliver, who portrayed Audrey Williiams, was a blonde, but the real Mrs. Williams was a redhead. See more »
Late in the film, three calendar pages are shown to mark the passage of Hank's last three months. Thus they are supposed to be for October through December 1952, but the pages shown are incorrect for 1952. They are months most recently correct for 1950. See more »
Edited for Televison by Turner Entertainment Group (When the movie was edited, 2 characters were completely cut from the film, Lily, Hank Williams' Mother, and Billie Jean, Hank's 2nd Wife). Also Shown on TV In a Colorized Version. See more »
This movie was a real surprise to me. I thought at first it would be a typical Hollywood biopic of a singer - boy starts off poor, is troubled when he hits the big time, starts messing up, picture ends tragically but celebrates his legend... much like a Mad magazine pastiche. "Your Cheatin Heart" seems to gloss over some of the events of Hank William's life. I didn't know all that much about him but I had that impression. Even so, this is a gripping picture. I was transfixed and I don't like country music. George Hamilton can act! He strongly expresses Williams' conflicts over his career and marriage. Susan Oliver is a revelation too. Why wasn't she offered more films? (I knew I saw her somewhere before: she was Vina in Star Trek's "The Cage".) The ending is tragic and the viewer can probably see it coming even if he or she doesn't know about Williams' early death. Still, the scene of the empty stage had me in tears. The film shows deep feeling for Williams' music and his fans. By far the best thing about Your Cheatin' Heart is Williams' songs, especially the rendition of "I'm so Lonesome I could Cry", which was what I was doing.
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