08 19 Oct '24
584f8dd1 84eb 4fb0 a379 73061697d8be

Hal Ashby

Second-Hand Hearts

Edition 1983
102' - 1980 - Comedy - Dialogue: English
Director: Hal Ashby Composer: Willis Alan Ramsey With: Robert Blake, Barbara Harris, Collin Boone
SECOND HAND HEARTS is a movie out of its time, not so much old-fashioned as strangely time-warped. The script apparently dates from 1969 and was written by Charles Eastman, one of Hollywood's most renowned unproduced screenwriters. Even had it been made in 1969, SECOND HAND HEARTS would have seemed both forward and backward-looking. It obviously picks up on 60s comedies of sentimental non-conformity and anticipates the trend of the 70s, which is to put them on the road. Actually made at the end of the 70s, it now looks like a carricature of both trends, with an overlay of a more recent sub-genre, country and western lonelyhearts. Robert Blake and Babara Harris appear here as two down-and-nearly-out Texans engaged in making a paper marriage a real one, who in the end will learn to accept their anxieties and their shortcomings.

Image gallery

D9aba0e3 09a1 42da 9dbc 050158a106b3
584f8dd1 84eb 4fb0 a379 73061697d8be

Credits

Director

Hal Ashby

Composer

Willis Alan Ramsey

With

Robert Blake, Barbara Harris, Collin Boone

Scenario

Charles Eastman

Director of Photography

Haskell Wexler

Editor

Amy Holden Jones

Producer

James William Guercio

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

1980

Stay up to date, subscribe to our newsletter

Do you want to stay up to date with festival news, our year-round activities, the films and the filmmakers?