Johnny Cash gives a heartwarming performance as Jesse Hallam, an unemployed man who must swallow his pride by admitting the secret he's been keeping: He never learned to read or write. As Jesse attempts to take steps to deal with his illiteracy so that he can make something of himself, his ill daughter must undergo a life-saving spinal surgery. With Eli Wallach, Brenda Vaccaro. 97 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.