Merle Travis brought his musical talents to a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. Travis worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including"Door-to-Door Maniac" with Johnny Cash (1961), "From Here to Eternity" with Burt Lancaster (1953) and "Harlan County, U.S.A." (1977) starring Nimrod Workman. He also contributed to "Hearts of the West" (1975) starring Jeff Bridges and "Melvin and Howard" (1980). In the eighties and the nineties, Travis's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the drama "The Pope of Greenwich Village" (1984) with Eric Roberts, "Veronika Voss" (1989) with Rosel Zech and the comedic adventure "Joe Versus the Volcano" (1990) with Tom Hanks. Travis's music was also featured in "H-2 Worker" (1991) with Homer Heron, the Anthony Edwards comedy "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (1998) and "The Hi-Lo Country" (1998) with Woody Harrelson. Travis's music was most recently used in the comedy adaptation "Thank You for Smoking" (2006) with Aaron Eckhart.