R | | Drama
A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York to seek personal fortune but, in the process, finds himself a new friend.
Harry Nilsson wrote the song "I Guess the Lord Must Be In New York City" specifically for this film, but John Schlesinger preferred a Fred Neil song, "Everybody's Talkin'", which Nilsson had previously recorded. Other songs considered for the movie were Randy Newman's "Cowboy", and Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay".
Whoopee-tee-yi-yo. Get along little dogies. It's your misfortune and none of my own.
Ceilingless set and lighting equipment can be briefly seen in several shots in Cass' bedroom.
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