Melvin and Howard


1h 35m 1980

Brief Synopsis

One day in the early 1970s, Nevada milkman Melvin Dummar picks up an unkempt, bearded stranger, gives him a ride into town and a quarter. The chronically cash-strapped Dummar later discovers that the man he picked up was the eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, who has died and left him $150 million

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1980

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

One day in the early 1970s, Nevada milkman Melvin Dummar picks up an unkempt, bearded stranger, gives him a ride into town and a quarter. The chronically cash-strapped Dummar later discovers that the man he picked up was the eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, who has died and left him $150 million.

Crew

Eddy Arnold

Song Performer

Richard Butler

Stunts

Lou Cerborino

Sound Editor

Michael Chinich

Casting

Ray Conniff

Song

Angelo Corrao

Sound Editor

Daniel Dean Darst

Song

Daniel Dean Darst

Song Performer

Jimmy Driftwood

Song

Buddy Emmons

Song Performer

Jeannie Epper

Stunts

Gary Fettis

Props

Tom Fleischman

Sound

John Fogerty

Song

Peter C Frank

Sound Editor

Tak Fujimoto

Director Of Photography

Donna Garrett

Stunts

Bo Goldman

Screenplay

Robert Gould

Set Decorator

Richard A Harrison

Music Editor

Donald E Heitzer

Assistant Director

Robert Herron

Stunts

Kay Hoff

Production Assistant

Elise Hudson

Song Performer

Mick Jagger

Song

Nancy Kanter

Associate Editor

Gary B Kibbe

Camera Operator

Bruce Langhorne

Music

Michel Legrand

Song

Michel Legrand

Music

Art Linson

Producer

Douglas T Madison

Props

Eddie Marks

Costume Supervisor

Elliot Marks

Photography

Nancy Mcardle

Costume Supervisor

Leon Mcauliffe

Song

Van Mccoy

Song

Craig Mckay

Editor

Sandy Mcleod

Associate Producer

Steve Meyers

Production Assistant

Karl Miller

Special Effects

Terry D Nelson

Unit Production Manager

Terry D Nelson

Associate Producer

Willie Nelson

Song

Jack Nitzsche

Song

Philm Ochs

Song Performer

Philm Ochs

Song

Dorothy Pearl

Makeup

Don Phillips

Producer

Alex Plasschaert

Stunts

Toby Rafelson

Production Designer

Tom Ramsey

Key Grip

Keith Richard

Song

Walter Robles

Stunts

David Rome

Sound

Doug Sahm

Song

Richard Sawyer

Art Director

Maurice Schell

Sound Editor

Sherry Seeling

Researcher

Mark Sherrill

Song

Jean Carol Smetana

Assistant Director

Russell Smith

Song

Karen I Stern

Assistant Editor

Cliff Stone

Song

Bob Terhune

Stunts

Paul Tinsley

Script Supervisor

Russ Titelman

Song

Merle Travis

Song

Toni-ann Walker

Hair

Wally Wallace

Assistant Director

Chuck Waters

Stunts

Danny Whitten

Song

Bob Wills

Song Performer

Bob Wills

Song

Henry Wills

Stunts

Faron Young

Song Performer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1980

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Award Wins

Best Original Screenplay

1980

Best Supporting Actress

1980
Mary Steenburgen

Award Nominations

Best Supporting Actor

1980

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1980

Released in United States Fall November 1, 1980

Shown at New York Film Festival September-October 1980.

Released in United States 1980 (Shown at New York Film Festival September-October 1980.)

Released in United States Fall November 1, 1980