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Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)

Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here
Four stars out of five

Director: Abraham Polonsky (once blacklisted)
Stars: Robert Redford, Robert Blake, Katharine Ross
The film tells the story of Willie Boy, a young Paiute Indian, who in 1909 kills his girlfriend’s father in self-defense then runs off with her into the arid wastelands of Southeastern California, near the border with Nevada. Willie Boy (Robert  Blake) is also deemed a threat to President Taft who is doing a whistle-stop tour of the region.  Robert Redford is the local sheriff who must track down Willie Boy and his girlfriend (Katharine Ross). The land is dry, mountainous, and foreboding and the film does a wonderful job of depicting it as the manhunt unfolds.  Read More