The whole concept was such an interesting connection for Tatum and me. They convince a clerk at the hotel the group are staying at to pay a visit to Trixie, and Addie sends Moze up to Trixie's room where he discovers the clerk and Trixie having , whereupon Moze leaves Miss Trixie and Imogene behind, while Addie leaves Imogene enough money to pay for her own passage home. Addie soon becomes friends with Imogene and becomes jealous of Trixie. Premise A peripatetic con man and his young charge hit the open road during the Great Depression. I found this film to be absolutely engaging and a pleasure to watch.
Foster was utterly charming in one of her first roles to be widely seen. Based on Peter Bogdanovich's 1973 blockbuster, here was yet another example of a hit film making an unsuccessful transition to the small screen. It was scripted television at its absolute finest, but, as the old saying goes, I guess you had to be there. At a hotel in Moze finds a 's store of , steals some of it, and sells it back to the bootlegger. They also had plans to team up for a Cole Porter musical, co-starring Cybil Shepherd, which did get produced as At Long Last Love 1975 , but with Burt Reynolds in the role intended for O'Neal. .
Bogdanovich also used and in the film. Humiliated, Moze drops Addie at her aunt's house in St Joseph but Addie, disappointed, rejoins him on the road. Moses has picked up a tart from a sideshow, one Trixie Delight by name, and has designs on her. Co-star was nominated for the same award. Christopher Connelly and Jodie Foster starred in roles played by Ryan O'Neal and his daughter, Tatum, in the original. The trouble is that the film covers all the ground it is going to cover in the scene in the restaurant near the beginning when we, with Ryan O'Neal, first realise that the sweetly awful child is going to be more than a match for him as far as wits are concerned.
He likes to play with me, to mold me. Bogdanovich had recently worked with Tatum's father on , and decided to cast them as the leads. Not just for the humor but how Madeline Kahn's Trixie was able to draw a certain compassion for her character and somewhat seedy lifestyle. It was also Platt who suggested pairing Tatum O'Neal with father Ryan O'Neal. When Addie subsequently discovers that Moze has spent their money on a brand-new car to impress Miss Trixie, she and Imogene devise a plan.
Various shooting locations include the Midland Hotel at ; the railway depot at ; storefronts and buildings on Main Street in ; ; sites on both sides of the ; ; and. The whiskey being sold by the bootlegger shown toward the end of the film is Three Feathers blended whiskey, a label introduced by Oldtyme Distilling Corp. Tatum O'Neal was also nominated for a , and Ryan O'Neal was nominated for a. It was not a ratings success and the series was canceled in January 1975. The film itself was nominated for , and.
As time passes, Moses and Addie become a formidable team. Screenwriter adapted the script from the novel by. He denies this, but agrees to deliver the orphaned Addie to her aunt's home in. Tatum O'Neal received overwhelmingly high praise for her performance as Addie, earning her the , making her the youngest competitive winner in the history of the. Addie hides their money, steals back the key to their car, and the pair escape.
Bogdanovich wanted Platt to serve as the film's production designer, but she refused at first, because of her husband's open affair with Hollywood starlet Cybil Shepherd, whom he directed in The Last Picture Show 1971. Her mother we learn from an old photograph was a flapper of the worst sort, but Addie is a tomboy in overalls and a flannel shirt. The location was also changed from the rural south of the novel — primarily — to midwestern and. Bogdanovich, a fan of period films, and having two young daughters of his own, found himself drawn to the story, and selected it as his next film. This version, with Christopher Connelly and Jodie Foster, was actually more appealing than the original movie.
I saw all thirteen of these episodes, which were repeated only once during the same season and never seen again. Since Connelly died 25 years ago and only 14 years after the series was made, many have not seen his work, nor recognize his name, but he was a very talented and funny character actor. To elude pursuit, they trade their new car for a decrepit farm truck after Moze beats a in a The sheriff finds them in Missouri and, unable to arrest Moze, he and his cohorts beat and rob him. Seeking advice from his close friend and mentor , Bogdanovich listed Paper Moon as a possible alternative. The film, shot in , is set in and during the. Her role is something special in the well-established tradition of children on film. Peter Bogdanovich wound up making Paper Moon, despite his initial resistance, mainly because his estranged wife, Polly Platt, felt he was ideally suited to the material, both on a pictorial and narrative level.
I saw Paper Moon many years ago as a young girl and had just recently watched this again for the first time since. Addie overhears this conversation and, after Moses spends nearly half the money fixing his used convertible, later demands the money, whereupon Moses agrees to travel with Addie until he has raised two hundred dollars to give to her. Tatum O'Neal was absolutely wonderful as was Madeline Kahn. At its best the film is only mildly amusing, and I'm not sure I could come up with a few undeniable highlights if pressed on the point. Addie's age was reduced from twelve to nine to accommodate young Tatum, several events from the book were combined for pacing issues, and the last third of the novel, when Moses and Addie graduate to the big leagues as con artists after going into partnership with a fake millionaire, was dropped. I trust him totally, with my life and my daughter's life. He promises to deliver the child to relatives in St.
Unfortunately the bootlegger's brother is the , who quickly Moze and Addie. It was one of the most memorable scenes ever. While selecting music for the film, he heard the song by , , and. Addie joins the scam, pretending she is his daughter, and exhibits a talent for , cheating a vendor out of a large sum of money. When he refuses her company she reminds him that he still owes her two hundred dollars and reveals that his truck has rolled away without him, whereupon they leave together. Ryan O'Neal and director Peter Bogdanovich had plans after Paper Moon to film a project based on a Joseph Conrad novel, but it did not pan out. Reportedly, they made her extremely nauseous.