John Sayles on

Payday

Released 1973
Distributor Cinerama Releasing

Rip Torn stars as the volatile Maury Dann, an unscrupulous country music star whose story plays out like one of his own songs. Director Daryl Duke’s hard-boiled portrait of this All-American heel pulled no punches and garnered a lot of critical acclaim but little box office. Illustrator and songwriter Shel Silverstein contributed a few of Maury’s songs.

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About John Sayles

John Sayles is an actor, screenwriter, film director and novelist. His most recent novel, A Moment in the Sun, is now available in paperback and his latest feature (his 18th!), Go For Sisters, will attempt to sneak into theaters this September. He would rather watch a good trailer than a bad movie.