The Pardon

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The Pardon
Directed by Tom Anton
Produced by Tom Anton
Blair Daily
Jacqueline George
Sandi Russell
Written by Tom Anton
Sandi Russell
Starring Jaime King
Jason Lewis
Cinematography Matthew Irving
Distributed by Monterey Media (US)
Release date
March 22, 2013
Running time
114 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Pardon is a 2013 drama film directed by Tom Anton. Filmed in Shreveport, Louisiana, it stars Jaime King as Toni Jo Henry, a woman who overcomes a tragic beginning but was executed for murder, and John Hawkes as "Arkie" Burke, Henry's partner in the crime.

The picture is based on an actual case tried in Louisiana in the 1940s.


With all the picturesque glamour of the 1940s, The Pardon recounts the unlikely true story of Toni Jo Henry (Jaime King), a woman tried three times and executed in Louisiana, 1942.

Surviving a legacy of childhood abuse, which lands her in the art deco brothels of the time, Toni Jo briefly discovers love and happiness when she marries the dashing boxer Cowboy Henry (Jason Lewis). Cowboy is soon after sent to prison, leaving the bereft Toni Jo to embark on an ill-fated mission with Cowboy’s sometime partner Arkie (John Hawkes). A grisly murder and a series of sensational trials where she pleads her innocence instantly makes the beautiful Toni Jo into a celebrity. Facing conviction after conviction, will she find true redemption in the face of the crimes for which she is accused?


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