Blu-ray Release: Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here

Blu-ray Release Date: Jan. 2, 2019
Price: Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Kino Lorber

The 1969 western Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here is based on the true story of a Pauite Indian named Willie Boy (Robert Blake, In Cold Blood) and his bride Lola (Katharine Ross, The Graduate), who become the objects of the last great western manhunt after Willie Boy kills Lola’s father in a “marriage by capture.”

The manhunt, led by Sheriff Christopher Cooper (Robert Redford, The Sting), turns into a media circus when President Taft comes to visit the area and a mishap becomes twisted by the newspapers of the day.

Written and directed by formerly blacklisted Abraham Polonsky (Force of Evil) and featuring stunning on-location cinematography by the great Conrad Hall (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), the film also features Susan Clark (Valdez Is Coming), Barry Sullivan (Forty Guns) and John Vernon (Animal House) in its cast.

Bonus features include a theatrical trailer and a new audio commentary by actor/filmmaker Pat Healy and film historian Jim Healy

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.