|Directed by||Jack Haley Jr.|
|Produced by||Hal Wallis|
|Written by||Marguerite Roberts|
by Charles Portis
|Music by||Mac Davis, Al DeLory, Mitchell Torok, Ramona Redd|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Box office||$1,750,000 (US/ Canada rentals)|
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 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 next-to-last 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 (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 hooker (Carol Lynley), 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.
- Glen Campbell as Norwood
- Kim Darby as Rita
- Joe Namath as Joe
- Carol Lynley as Yvonne
- Pat Hingle as Grady Fring
- Tisha Sterling as Marie
- Dom DeLuise as Bill Bird
- Leigh French as Vernell Bird
- Meredith MacRae as Kay
- Sammy Jackson as Wayne T.E.B. Walker
- Billy Curtis as Edmund B. Ratner
- Edith Atwater as Angry Bus Passenger
- Jimmy Boyd as Jeeter
- Virginia Capers as Ernestine
- Cass Daley as Mrs. Remley
- Merie Earle as Grandma Whichcoat
- Jack Haley as Mr. Reese
- David Huddleston as Uncle Lonnie
- Gil Lamb as Mr. Remley
- "Big Rental Films of 1970", Variety, 6 January 1971 p 11
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