Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)
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as Christopher Cooper
as Willie Boy
as Liz Arnold
as Frank Wilson
as Dr. Mills
as Le Marie
as Station Agent
as Sam Wood
as Johnny Hyde
as Old Mike
as Fake Indian
as 1st Committee Man
as 1st Escort
as 3rd Man
Critic Reviews for Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here
A thoughtful, intelligent film that nearly makes up in style and conviction what it lacks in dramatic substance.
Redford's 'presence' is magnificent, always suggesting the classically-structured, powerful-but-weak American.
A powerful film, even though the script wears its liberal conscience on its sleeve (and further hedges its bets by casting nice Robert Redford as the sheriff), directed with austere authority in desert landcapes marvellously shot by Conrad Hall.
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here is another one of the best American movies, and in its own way, equally idiomatic, evocative, and resourceful [as Force of Evil].
The picture is reaching out a long way to hold on to its laconic dignity. There's the sloppy, needless rhetoric of a bar-room boaster's chat about democracy... there's the casting of a very white actress, bootpolish- browned, as the Indian girl.
Audience Reviews for Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here
There's not a lot of oomph is this turn of the century Western about a sheriff's territorial hunt for a runaway Indian couple plotwise: it's pretty cut and dried. So what remains is how the work is completed, and therein is the charm. All the lead's do well in this character study that becomes a chase movie, the actors given space to not explain every character nuance to us, the photography's decent, wide vistas of rugged Western canyons. The music's period appropriate, and though the point of it all is pretty much a liberal take on a conservative time we're not beaten over the head with it over much. Me likey. Kudos to Susan Clark as well, an unsung actor for the most part, allowed to shine.
Affirmative.This is not your ordinary western.Long dialogue and stretching events,alongside with a political agenda of misdemeanors.And Willie in the middle.The goat.Furthermore,the finale seems a little bit of propaganda whether it be over a justified "party" or not,it still is considered a non-argumentative propaganda without evidence.The whole physical hunting is more than satisfying.Polonsky knew he wasn't fully charged but it's an entertaining film all in all.
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