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The Tonto Woman

Original title
The Tonto Woman
Year
Running time
35 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Joe Shrapnel (Story: Elmore Leonard)
Music
Dan Jones
Cinematography
Ben Davis
Cast
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Producer
Knucklehead / Little Mo Films / Rose Hackney Barber
Genre
Drama. Romance. Western | Half-length Film
Movie Groups
Elmore Leonard Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
A white woman is kidnapped from her home by Apache Indians. Traded to the Mojave Indians, she lives as a squaw for 11 years until she is found by her husband. Unfit for society he keeps her in a shack in the desert. Her solitary existence is transformed with the arrival of a Mexican. He befriends her, reignites her self-worth and increases her confidence. He re-introduces her to her husband and leaves. As he is leaving town he is ambushed by her husbands men and there is a gun-battle. Who lives and who dies?
Awards
2007: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Short Film, Live Action
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