Norwood (1970)

95 mins | Melodrama | 1970

Director:

Jack Haley Jr.

Producer:

Hal B. Wallis

Cinematographer:

Robert Hauser

Editor:

John W. Wheeler

Production Designer:

Walter Tyler
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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in Corona and Lake Elsinore, California. Vilis Lapenieks was replaced as photographer during production. Copyright claimants: Hal B. Wallis and Joseph H. ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in Corona and Lake Elsinore, California. Vilis Lapenieks was replaced as photographer during production. Copyright claimants: Hal B. Wallis and Joseph H. Hazen. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Hal B. Wallis Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
1st & 2nd asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir photog (see note)
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Ed cons & film ed
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Men's cost
Women's cost
MUSIC
Mus score & cond
Orch
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Makeup
Makeup
Body makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Asst to the prod
Unit prod mgr
Scr supv
Constr coordinator
Prop master
Gaffer
Casting dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Norwood by Charles Portis (New York, 1966).
MUSIC
"Country Girl," "The Brass Ensemble of Ralph, Texas," "Hot Wheels," "The Fring Thing," "Chicken Out (Joann's Theme)" and "A Different Kind of Rock" by Al De Lory.
SONGS
"Ol' Norwood's Comin' Home" and "Marie," words and music by Mitchell Torok and Ramona Redd, sung by Glen Campbell
"The Repo Man," "I'll Paint You a Song," "Norwood (Me and My Guitar)," "Down Home" and "Everything a Man Could Ever Need," words and music by Mac Davis, sung by Glen Campbell
"Village Raga," words and music by Bill Plummer
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SONGS
"Ol' Norwood's Comin' Home" and "Marie," words and music by Mitchell Torok and Ramona Redd, sung by Glen Campbell
"The Repo Man," "I'll Paint You a Song," "Norwood (Me and My Guitar)," "Down Home" and "Everything a Man Could Ever Need," words and music by Mac Davis, sung by Glen Campbell
"Village Raga," words and music by Bill Plummer
"Smoke on the Water," words and music by Earl Nunn and Zeke Clements
"Rock of Ages," words by Augustus Montague Toplady, music by Thomas Hastings.
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DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Dallas opening: 21 May 1970
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Pictures
Copyright Date:
10 April 1970
Copyright Number:
LP37950
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
95
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Marine veteran Norwood Pratt returns to Ralph, Texas, to live with his sister Vernell and brother-in-law Bill Bird. Although his ambition is to be a country and western singer, Pratt resumes his life as a service station attendant. Offered a television audition in exchange for transporting two cars, Norwood accepts, hoping to collect in New York $70 owed him by Marine comrade Joe William Reese. En route companion Yvonne Phillips informs Pratt that the vehicles are stolen, and the pair is pursued by police. Abandoning the auto, the veteran hitchhikes to New York, only to find Reese departed to Old Carthage, Arkansas, and his apartment now occupied by hippie student Marie. Singing in a Greenwich Village coffeehouse, Norwood finds its patrons indifferent to his ballad about an auto repossessor. On a southbound bus he meets Rita Lee Chipman, whose destination is Jacksonville, North Carolina, where she hopes to marry Marine T. E. B. Walker. In Jacksonville, however, Walker rejects her proposal. Accompanied by midget Edmund B. Ratner and Joann the Wonder Hen, Rita Lee and Pratt travel to Old Carthage. While visiting Reese, Rita Lee informs Pratt that she is pregnant, but declines his offer of marriage. Upon returning to Ralph the friends are confronted by the indecisive Walker, who beats Pratt and departs with Rita Lee. As Pratt auditions, however, he espies Rita Lee returning, having realized her love for ... +


Marine veteran Norwood Pratt returns to Ralph, Texas, to live with his sister Vernell and brother-in-law Bill Bird. Although his ambition is to be a country and western singer, Pratt resumes his life as a service station attendant. Offered a television audition in exchange for transporting two cars, Norwood accepts, hoping to collect in New York $70 owed him by Marine comrade Joe William Reese. En route companion Yvonne Phillips informs Pratt that the vehicles are stolen, and the pair is pursued by police. Abandoning the auto, the veteran hitchhikes to New York, only to find Reese departed to Old Carthage, Arkansas, and his apartment now occupied by hippie student Marie. Singing in a Greenwich Village coffeehouse, Norwood finds its patrons indifferent to his ballad about an auto repossessor. On a southbound bus he meets Rita Lee Chipman, whose destination is Jacksonville, North Carolina, where she hopes to marry Marine T. E. B. Walker. In Jacksonville, however, Walker rejects her proposal. Accompanied by midget Edmund B. Ratner and Joann the Wonder Hen, Rita Lee and Pratt travel to Old Carthage. While visiting Reese, Rita Lee informs Pratt that she is pregnant, but declines his offer of marriage. Upon returning to Ralph the friends are confronted by the indecisive Walker, who beats Pratt and departs with Rita Lee. As Pratt auditions, however, he espies Rita Lee returning, having realized her love for him. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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