Addie joins the scam, pretending she is his daughter, and exhibits a talent for , cheating a vendor out of a large sum of money. Moses has picked up a tart from a sideshow, one Trixie Delight by name, and has designs on her. 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. Before becoming something of a local movie celebrity in Houston following the film's release, Johnson had gone to Dallas and auditioned for director Peter Bogdanovich. Reportedly, they made her extremely nauseous. 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. 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.
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. 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. A peripatetic con man and his young charge hit the open road during the Great Depression. At a hotel in Moze finds a 's store of , steals some of it, and sells it back to the bootlegger. Tatum O'Neal was absolutely wonderful as was Madeline Kahn. Christopher Connelly and Jodie Foster starred in roles played by Ryan O'Neal and his daughter, Tatum, in the original.
It stars the real-life father and daughter pairing of and as protagonists Moze and Addie. It was also Platt who suggested pairing Tatum O'Neal with father Ryan O'Neal. 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. Premise A peripatetic con man and his young charge hit the open road during the Great Depression. I saw all thirteen of these episodes, which were repeated only once during the same season and never seen again.
Co-star was nominated for the same award. Bogdanovich also used and in the film. 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. Platt acquiesced on the condition that Shepherd not be allowed to visit the Paper Moon set. Based on Peter Bogdanovich's 1973 blockbuster, here was yet another example of a hit film making an unsuccessful transition to the small screen.
Tatum O'Neal was also nominated for a , and Ryan O'Neal was nominated for a. 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. 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. Humiliated, Moze drops Addie at her aunt's house in St Joseph but Addie, disappointed, rejoins him on the road. . He promises to deliver the child to relatives in St.
Unfortunately the bootlegger's brother is the , who quickly Moze and Addie. 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. He likes to play with me, to mold me. I trust him totally, with my life and my daughter's life. 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. I found this film to be absolutely engaging and a pleasure to watch. It was scripted television at its absolute finest, but, as the old saying goes, I guess you had to be there.
Addie hides their money, steals back the key to their car, and the pair escape. The location was also changed from the rural south of the novel — primarily — to midwestern and. Her role is something special in the well-established tradition of children on film. The film itself was nominated for , and. At a local grain mill, Moses convinces the brother of the man who accidentally killed Addie's mother to give him two hundred dollars for the newly orphaned Addie. This version, with Christopher Connelly and Jodie Foster, was actually more appealing than the original movie.
It was not a ratings success and the series was canceled in January 1975. Based on Peter Bogdanovich's 1973 blockbuster, here was yet another example of a hit film making an unsuccessful transition to the small screen. He denies this, but agrees to deliver the orphaned Addie to her aunt's home in. Foster was utterly charming in one of her first roles to be widely seen. 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.
Bogdanovich had recently worked with Tatum's father on , and decided to cast them as the leads. The whole concept was such an interesting connection for Tatum and me. He knows he can do anything with me. Christopher Connelly and Jodie Foster starred in roles played by Ryan O'Neal and his daughter, Tatum, in the original. 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. No, it achieves something quite different: a period piece that uses generic conventions only when they apply, so that we see the Depression through the eyes of characters who are allowed to be individuals. I loved the whole film! 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.
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. No father and daughter can connect with the intensity of a movie, and in a way, the story is a parallel of our lives. Addie soon becomes friends with Imogene and becomes jealous of Trixie. I saw Paper Moon many years ago as a young girl and had just recently watched this again for the first time since. Seeking advice from his close friend and mentor , Bogdanovich listed Paper Moon as a possible alternative. 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. The film, shot in , is set in and during the.