A folk singer mingles with hippie dropouts in this satirical melodrama about the freewheeling lifestyle of the 1960s.
The theme is rather flimsy, but director Arthur Penn succeeds in wringing charm, energy, and comedy from the material.
Arlo Guthrie, who does quite well in his film debut, is especially funny in a scene where he is briefly and traumatically inducted into the US Army.
The movie was inspired by Guthrie’s popular song of the same name. The movie was filmed on location in Van Deusenville MA, and originally released with an X rating.
Alice Brock (the real Alice who was paid $8,000 for her story) appears as Suzy.