Norwood (film)

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Directed by Jack Haley Jr.
Produced by Hal Wallis
Written by Marguerite Roberts
Based on Norwood
by Charles Portis
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 date
  • 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 American Comedy film that reunites True Grit co-stars Glen Campbell and Kim Darby, also featuring Joe Namath. It was based on the novel 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 penultimate screen appearance of actor Jack Haley.

As of 2015, there has yet to be a DVD or Blu-ray release, though Norwood is sometimes available to stream on Netflix in America.


Norwood Pratt 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 Grady Fling, Yvonne Phillips, a hooker, a jaded would-be starlet Marie, and his Marine buddy Joe William Reese.

However, the most important person that he meets is Rita Lee Chipman, 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.


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

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