Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken (film) During the Depression, Sonora Webster, growing up in rural Georgia, longs for more excitement. With the stubborn confidence of a young woman determined to prove she can do anything she sets her mind to, Sonora answers a newspaper ad for a diving girl, one who leaps, astride a horse, from a 40-foot tower platform into a tank of water. Despite early rejection by the owner of the traveling stunt show, W.F. Carver, Sonora sets out to prove she has star quality. Despite setbacks, including sudden blindness, Sonora’s spirit and determination make her a legendary attraction at Atlantic City’s Steel Pier. Released on May 24, 1991. Directed by Steve Miner. 89 min. Stars Gabrielle Anwar (Sonora Webster), Cliff Robertson (Dr. W. F. Carver), Michael Schoeffling (Al Carver). Based on the life story of Sonora Webster Carver, whose autobiography, A Girl and Five Brave Horses, was published in 1961. Filmed at location sites in South Carolina. The Atlantic City set was built in Myrtle Beach. Released on video in 1992.