Norwood (film)

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Norwood
Norwood FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Jack Haley Jr.
Starring Glen Campbell
Kim Darby
Joe Namath
Carol Lynley
Pat Hingle
Tisha Sterling
Dom DeLuise
Jack Haley
Cass Daley
Music by Mac Davis, Al DeLory, Mitchell Torok, Ramona Redd
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • November 25, 1970 (1970-11-25)
Running time 96 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1,750,000 (US/ Canada rentals)[1]

Norwood is a 1970 film that reunites True Grit co-stars Glen Campbell and Kim Darby, also featuring Joe Namath. It was based on the book of the same title, written by Charles Portis (who also wrote True Grit), but updated from the original 1950s setting to 1970.

The film marked the next-to-last screen appearance of actor Jack Haley.

As of 2013, there has yet to be a DVD or Blu-ray release, though Norwood is sometimes available to stream on Netflix in America.

Plot[edit]

Norwood Pratt (Campbell) has just finished his enlistment in the United States Marine Corps and is on his way home from Vietnam. A musician, his one great ambition is to appear on the radio program Louisiana Hayride.

Along the way, Norwood meets a variety of characters, including a flim-flam man (Pat Hingle), a jaded would-be starlet (Tisha Sterling) and his Marine buddy Joe Reese (Namath).

However, the most important person that he meets is Rita Lee Chipman (Darby), the "right kind of girl," who is unfortunately an unwed, soon-to-be mother (in an age where this was uncommon and somewhat shameful). She supports him and is there when Norwood finally reaches the KWKH studio as his dream comes true. The final scene shows her proudly watching Norwood as he goes on the air with the Hayride.

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1970", Variety, 6 January 1971 p 11

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