Saturday, July 8, 2017

Norwood (1970)

Paramount Pictures
Directed by Jack Haley, Jr.
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

Glen Campbell is on his way home to Texas from Vietnam with his buddy Joe Namath. He quickly tires of his old job at the filling station and accepts an offer to drive a car (well, a pair of them) to New York from a shady Pat Hingle, who sends him off with floozy Carol Lynley. They soon realize the cars are stolen and ditch them. Campbell hitches a ride to the big city where he meets up with Namath's ex-girlfriend. She takes him to a hippie bar in the Village where he performs his country songs and is ridiculed. After seducing the girl, he hits the road again and meets homely Kim Darby on the bus. They fall in love, but only after she confronts the boyfriend that got her pregnant. Campbell takes it all in stride and they settle down in Texas and he finds success on the Louisiana Hayride. Familiar cast and amiable performance by Campbell compensate for otherwise episodic film.

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