Based on true events, Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here, tells the story of one of the last Western manhunts, in 1909. Willie Boy, a Native American, kills his girlfriend’s father in self defense, and the two go on the run, pursued by a search posse led by Sheriff Christopher Cooper.
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http://next.liberation.fr/culture/2001/05/26/qui-a-tue-bonny-bakley_365960 === In 67, POLONSKY filmed Romance of a Horsethief, a masterpiece with Yul BRYNNER, Eli WALLACH, Jane BIRKIN & Serge GAINSBOURG. In Willie Boy, BLAKE says "One way or another, you die at the end". Prophetic words, BLAKE got jailed for the murder of Bonnie Lee BAKLEY & released after 1 year. In 2008 he paid 15 M$ to the family to close the case
This is a modern Western (despite 1969) about race hatred & manhunt of a Piute Indian accused of murder. Nobody asks for evidence & investigation. A powerful & tense film with excellent actors (Redford, Blake) & marvellous shots in desert landcapes. A forgotten jewel; what a shame & pity. Unfortunately, Katharine Ross is a miscast, because she is not 'original/credible' enough in & for the Lola character. A must see.
En 1909, Willie Boy, un indien paiute , recherché par la police pour le meurtre du père de Lola, sa fiancée, est obligé de s'enfuir avec elle. La poursuite s'engage, et profitant des circonstances, les journalistes exacerbent les réactions du public blanc contre les Indiens ..... www.cinefiches.com