During the Great Depression years in the American Midwest, con artist Moses Pray (Ryan O’Neal) finds himself forced to care for young orphan Addie Loggins (Tatum O’Neal) on a trip from Kansas to Missouri, where Moses plans to leave the young woman with her relatives. Even if against their will, the two develop a deep connection along the journey and the tricks they pull. In one of most acclaimed fictional films of his career, Peter Bognadovich, with impressive mastery of the scene and devotion to his characters, conducts a touching story tinged with the filmmaker’s acute sense of humor. (G. B.)
One of the most remarkable personalities of New Hollywood in the 1960s and 1970s, the American critic, actor, and director Peter Bogdanovich devoted much of his career to the history of cinema in the United States through research, books, biographical documentaries, support for film restorations, and homages to classic American cinema, even in his fictional works. Director of acclaimed films such as "Directed by John Ford" (1971), "The Last Picture Show" (1971), "What's Up, Doc?" (1972), and "Paper Moon" (1973), Bogdanovich passed away in 2022, at 82 years of age in Los Angeles, United States.