Outlaw Blues

  • 1977
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Drama

In a story very similar to the Elvis Presley vehicle LOVING YOU (1957), Fonda is released from prison and travels to Texas in pursuit of Callahan, a country-western singer who stole a tune of Fonda's called "Outlaw Blues." When Callahan is accidentally shot, the police organize a manhunt to locate Fonda. Saint James, a singer in Callahan's band, befriends...read more

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In a story very similar to the Elvis Presley vehicle LOVING YOU (1957), Fonda is released from prison and travels to Texas in pursuit of Callahan, a country-western singer who stole a tune of Fonda's called "Outlaw Blues." When Callahan is accidentally shot, the police organize a manhunt

to locate Fonda. Saint James, a singer in Callahan's band, befriends Fonda. The pair become lovers, and Saint James creates a publicity story that elevates Fonda to the top of the charts as a folk hero. It's all done in a rather tongue-in-cheek manner, which adds a certain charm to the picture,

though Fonda's singing is abysmal. Saint James is adorable in her first major film role. Songs include "Outlaw Blues" (John Oates), "Jailbirds Can't Fly" (Harlan Sanders, R.C. O'Leary); "Whisper in a Velvet Night" (Lee Clayton); "I Dream of Highways," "Beyond These Walls," "Water for My Horses"

(Hoyt Axton), all sung by Fonda.

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  • Released: 1977
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: In a story very similar to the Elvis Presley vehicle LOVING YOU (1957), Fonda is released from prison and travels to Texas in pursuit of Callahan, a country-western singer who stole a tune of Fonda's called "Outlaw Blues." When Callahan is accidentally sho… (more)

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