I was delighted to receive a comment written on one of the posts on this site about the movie ‘The Last Ride’.
The movie never made it into general theatrical release and received mixed reviews to say the least. It’s available on DVD and on television now. If you search for ‘The Last Ride’ on the site you will get quite a bit of information about the film.
I’ll let this woman from Texas tell her story about seeing the movie and falling in love.
I am a 37 year old woman with 4 sons 19,17 ,and 20 month old twins….Scanning thru the tv guide i was able to watch the movie The Last Ride. Always knowing Hank Williams by photo but never a fan. Just thought his photos were of an old man almost like an enigma. But after watching this movie I immediately wanted to learn and hear anything Hank Williams. In one week i scoured the internet went to the library read 2 books and even have Hank Williams as a ringtone.
The movie helped express in my eyes Hank Williams as a human being, real not thus ghostly image you see in old pictures. I could feel pain humbleness even innocence of the times and how naive people were in that era….And although it shows Hank drinkin and that Dr. His presence is almost like Dr. death just waiting to take a man who was lonely and in desperate need for genuine loving care from someone who didn’t expect or want something from him.
Thank You for bringing this little mexican mama into the world of Hank! Fan till I die.
P.S. the books I read said he visited my home town Corpus Christi Texas. …and i sure wished id been born then to see Hank Williams ……playing his honky tonk in the city by the ocean…..Love u Hank.
Thanks for your message. You are a real fellow traveler in the world wide Hank community.