Original Australian Daybill Poster Tell them Willie Boy Is Here
Duo Tone poster artwork.Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here is a 1969 Technicolor Western film based on the true story of a Chemehuevi-Paiute Indian named Willie Boy and his run-in with the law in 1909 in Banning, California, United States. The film was written and directed by the once blacklisted Abraham Polonsky who due to his blacklisting, had not directed a film since Force of Evil in 1948. Source material for the film is Harry W. Lawton's 1960 book, Tell Them Willie Boy is Here. The film's story revolves around the Paiute Indian outlaw Willie Boy (Robert Blake), who escapes with his lover, Lola (Katharine Ross), after killing her father in self defense. According to tribal custom Willie can then claim Lola as his wife. According to the law, Deputy Sheriff Cooper (Robert Redford) is required to charge him with murder.