A sophisticated Hollywood film editor, on location for a film she is working on, falls for a local cowboy who is hired to work on the film.
Director: Jud Taylor (as Alan Smithee). AKA Iron Cowboy.
Writer: Jerrold L. Ludwig.
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Barbara Loden, Patricia Casey, Noam Pitlik, James Hampton, Joseph V. Perry, Lawrence Heller.
Cinematographer: William A. Fraker.
Composer: Ken Lauber.
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Note: Completed in 1968 but shelved right away only to reappear 5 years later when CBS aired in as a TV movie in November of 1973.
Saw this back in the day, as a TVM, and recall it as being a lot better than the circumstances of its non-release fate might lead you to suppose. And this has happened to more than a few worthwhile films over the years.
Great find and a solid, heavily stylized 60’s love story. Interesting back story, too (shot simultaneously with the fairly lousy Western “Blue” — Terence Stamp and Ricardo Montalban thus spring up uncredited). I understand Burt thought rather highly of this. And he should have. He gives a fine, soulful performance, as does Barbara “Wanda” Loden. So strange Jud Taylor took the Alan Smithee nom-de-plum since this is pretty clearly the best thing he ever did.