Ron Howard reminded fans of a very cool experience he had as a child with a recent tweet. Ron is feeling very nostalgic as his memoir titled The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family is about to come out on Oct. 12. In the book, he opened up about working with the late Johnny Cash. This was even before Ron was cast as a child star on The Andy Griffith Show!
Ron starred alongside Johnny in a film called Five Minutes to Live in 1961. It was later re-released under a new title, Door to Door Maniac. The film was only one of the very few theatrical films that Johnny ever worked on in his life, as he focused mainly on his music.
Ron Howard recalls working with Johnny Cash in the early ’60s
Before #Mayberry I acted with #JohnnyCash in a grade C thriller called 5 Minutes to Live & later re-released as Door to Door Maniac! It was fun writing about it for our memoir coming out Oct 12. https://t.co/EmxHFIEZav pic.twitter.com/eS7B4qaFq8
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) October 3, 2021
Ron tweeted, “Before #Mayberry I acted with #JohnnyCash in a grade C thriller called 5 Minutes to Live & later re-released as Door to Door Maniac! It was fun writing about it for our memoir coming out Oct 12.” With the tweet, he shared a black and white photo of himself and Johnny from the film.
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In the film, Johnny plays Johnny Cabot, an outlaw who kidnaps the wife of a bank vice president to get some ransom money. Ron played the kidnapped woman’s son. It is crime thriller. Ron’s character Bobby has an essential role in the film but we won’t give anything away in case you’ve never seen it!
If you’re interested in watching the film, you can watch it below on YouTube: