Sixth and Main is a very professionally made lowbudgeter which succeeds to a great extent in exploring the emotions underneath the skin of the cliche skid row character. Christopher Cain wrote, produced and directed the pic, starring Leslie Nielsen as a talented dropout and Roddy McDowall as a crippled street person.
The film is earthy without being vulgar, though script at times veers too far into the preachy and meller realm.
Plot takes Beverly Garland, a slumming literary type, to downtown LA to absorb atmosphere for a book. She stumbles onto Nielsen, who hardly ever speaks but lives in a junked trailer full of promising manuscripts. With help from literary critic Joe Maross, she tries to promote Nielsen as a new find.