Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here

Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here

Director: Abraham Polonsky Cast: Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Robert Blake

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Overview

After being blacklisted from Hollywood for 21 years, writer/director Abraham Polonsky made a healthy comeback with Tell Them Willie Boy is Here. The title character, played by Robert Blake, is a Paiute Indian living in 1909 California. After several years in the White Man's world, Willie Boy returns to his reservation, hoping to renew his romance with tribeswoman Lola (Katherine Ross). Old Mike (Mike Angel), Lola's father, strongly disapproves of her relationship with Willie Boy and attacks the youth. Acting in self defense, Willie Boy kills Old Mike. Under tribal rules, Willie Boy is now permitted to claim Lola as his woman. But white lawman Christopher Cooper (Robert Redford) is forced to charge Willie Boy with murder. The Indian and his girl escape the reservation, pursued by the essentially decent Cooper and a less-than-decent crowd of white vigilantes. What begins as comparative minor incident, snowballs into a huge political crisis, with the bewildered but defiant Willie Boy as the catalyst. Tell Them Willie Boy is Here is distinguished by the fine performances of leading players Redford, Blake, Ross and Susan Clark, and by the haunting cinematography of Conrad Hall.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/2014
UPC: 0025192052194
Original Release: 1969
Source: Universal Mod
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 11,399

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Redford Christopher Cooper
Katharine Ross Lola
Robert Blake Willie Boy
Susan Clark Liz
Barry Sullivan Calvert
John Vernon Hacker
Lloyd Gough Dexter
Charles Aidman Benby
Charles McGraw Wilson
Robert Lipton Newcombe
Shelly Novack Finney
Ned Romero Tom
John Day Sam Wood
Lee de Broux Meathead
Steve Shemayne Johnny Hyde
Jerry Velasco Chino
Garry Walberg Dr. Mills
Lou Frizzell Station Agent
George Tyne Le Marie
John Wheeler Newman
Erik Holland Digger
Wayne Sutherlin Harry
Mikel Angel Old Mike
Jerome Raphel Salesman
Everett Creach Fake Indian
Johnny Coons Clerk
Stanley Torres 1st Committee Man
Joseph C. Mandel Reporters
Spencer Lyons Cody
Kenneth Holzman Reporter
John Bear Hudkins 3rd Man

Technical Credits
Abraham Polonsky Director,Screenwriter
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
Henry Bumstead Art Director
John Daheim Stunts
Dave Grusin Score Composer
Conrad L. Hall Cinematographer
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Joseph E. Kenny Asst. Director
Jennings Lang Producer
Ruby Levitt Set Decoration/Design
John McCarthy Set Decoration/Design
Melvin Shapiro Editor
Waldon O. Watson Sound/Sound Designer
Philip A. Waxman Producer
Bud Westmore Makeup
Stanley Wilson Musical Direction/Supervision

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