Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken

Downloadable Video - 1991
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Daydreams of love, adventure and stardom were the fantasies of every young girl growing up during the Great Depression, but for Sonora Webster those very same desires were her one-way ticket away from obscurity and the colorless existence of life in rural Georgia. With the stubborn confidence of a young woman determined to prove that she can do anything she sets her mind to, Sonora answers a newspaper ad for a diving horse girl -- a fearless female brave enough to leap from a tower platform 40-feet high, astride a gallant horse, and plunge into a tank of water. However, much to Sonora's surprise, she isn't exactly anyone's ideal of what a champion diving girl looks like -- especially W.F. Carver, owner of the traveling stunt show. Undaunted by Carver's immediate rejection, Sonora sets out to prove that although she may be young and untrained, she has star quality. With the help of Carver's wayward son Al, she finally earns a place in the show -- and in Al's heart. The devotion that develops between the diving girl and Al is soon put to the ultimate test when a long-standing feud between father and son drives the young man away. With the same spirit and determination that makes her a legendary attraction at the famous Atlantic City Steel Pier, Sonora demonstrates that a love worth having is a love worth fighting for.
Publisher: [United States]: Walt Disney Pictures , 1991.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 89 min.)) :,sd., col.
digital, rda
video file, rda

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BridgettM
Apr 05, 2017

The death-defying act and Depression-era setting of this Disney film make for an interesting story, if you can overlook the inhumanity of horses diving from a 40-foot tower into a tank of water; there are reasons shows like this don't exist today. It's also a rare opportunity to see Michael Schoeffling, who played dreamboat (I think this is the first time I've ever used that word) Jake Ryan in Sixteen Candles. Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken was his last film before he retired from acting at age 31. Sonora Webster Carver, on whose life the movie was loosely based, wrote the book A Girl and Five Brave Horses about her experiences as a diving girl. I recommend this G-rated movie for all ages, though I think adults may like it more than children will.

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cardad
Jun 23, 2014

I have yet to ride my horse off a cliff into a tank or lake of water.

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black_horse_499
Dec 22, 2015

black_horse_499 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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