Cinema: Plain Song

Plain Song HONKYTONK MAN Directed by Clint Eastwood Screenplay by Clancy Carlile

Here is what Red Stovall has: a numerous family whose farm is turning to dust, an inexplicable Lincoln convertible, a guitar, an invitation to audition for the Grand Ole Opry and a case of tuberculosis teetering on the brink of the terminal.

Here is what Red Stovall does not have: money, smarts or any reliable ability to keep that fine car out of the ditch or even on the right side of the road, especially all the way from Oklahoma to...

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