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Norwood (1970)

A Vietnam veteran returns to his Texas home but feels restless and decides to become a radio singer. Based on the novel by Charles Portis.

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Jack Haley Jr.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Glen Campbell ... Norwood Pratt
Kim Darby ... Rita Lee Chipman
Joe Namath ... Joe William Reese
Carol Lynley ... Yvonne Phillips
Pat Hingle ... Grady Fring
Tisha Sterling ... Marie
Dom DeLuise ... Bill Bird
Leigh French ... Vernell Bird
Meredith MacRae ... Kay
Sammy Jackson Sammy Jackson ... Wayne T.E.B. Walker
Billy Curtis ... Edmund B. Ratner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edith Atwater ... Angry Bus Passenger
Jimmy Boyd ... Jeeter
Virginia Capers ... Ernestine
Cass Daley ... Mrs. Remley
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A Vietnam veteran returns to his Texas home but feels restless and decides to become a radio singer. Based on the novel by Charles Portis.

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Its 'Goodtime Glen' and 'Super Joe'... doin' what they do best!

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Comedy

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G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1970 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rapariga do Autocarro See more »

Filming Locations:

Covelo, California, USA

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Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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This film was 'Hal Wallis''s last production for Paramount. See more »

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The Repo Man
Written by Mac Davis
Sung by Glen Campbell
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Might have made a good singing cowboy back in the day
9 December 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Some of the people from in front of and behind the camera of True Grit bring us this easy going country story starring Glen Campbell and Kim Darby. It's not quite in the same caliber as True Grit however.

Glen Campbell is returning from Vietnam to his home in the metropolis of Ralph, Texas which is a stone's throw from the Arkansas border. He goes his separate ways from Joe Namath a fellow Marine and returns home to his sister Leigh French and drip of a brother-in-law Dom DeLuise. Glen is never without his guitar and never turns down a song request. However he'd like to make a living at it and hopes to get a big break on the Louisiana Hayride country radio show, a rival of sorts to the Grand Ole Opry.

After that it's an episodic adventure with him delivering a stolen car from conman Pat Hingle to New York, of course Glen doesn't find out it's stolen until he's on the road. During the course of the film he gets involved with would be actress Carol Lynley, hippie chick Tisha Sterling, and eager young bride Kim Darby. Guess whom he winds up with.

Glen's singing of several country/western ballads makes the film easy to take and glosses over a lot of his lack of acting ability. Had he come along thirty years earlier Campbell might have been a good singing cowboy star, but those days have passed. No real plot in Norwood just a series of incidents on his journey to New York and back.

Whatever else it is Norwood is not True Grit, but Glen Campbell fans might like it.


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