Blue (1968)

 |  Romance, Western  |  10 May 1968 (USA)
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A Mexican bandit, part of a gang led by his father, goes on a raid into the U.S. He falls for a beautiful woman and decides to leave his life of crime and settle down with her. Eventually ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanne Morton
Doc Morton
Sarah Lambert
Sara Vardi ...
James Westerfield ...
Abe Parker
Rory Calvin
Ivalou Redd ...
Helen Buchanan
Dorothy Konrad ...
Alma Wishoff
Helen Kleeb ...
Elizabeth Parker
Anthony Costello ...
Jess Parker


A Mexican bandit, part of a gang led by his father, goes on a raid into the U.S. He falls for a beautiful woman and decides to leave his life of crime and settle down with her. Eventually his father and the gang come back for him, and he finds himself torn between his love for the woman and his loyalty to his father and his fellow gang members. Written by

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The Rio Grande runs red when Blue changes sides. See more »


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10 May 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Inferno am Fluß  »

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Did You Know?


Costume designer Edith Head began work on this film before her contract with Paramount ended in the spring of 1967. It is debatable how much of her finished work still remains in the completed film. However, she maintained in her personal record of 1000+ films she worked on during her career that this was one of her films. See more »


Blue: I'm tired, Mr. Parker... particularly of you.
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Beautiful cinematography wasted on routine, talky, overlong western
23 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In spite of a somewhat interesting premise, this turned out to be completely routine, similar to many westerns of the 1960's. British actor Terence Stamp is completely miscast in the title role, playing a Mexican-raised white bandito (gringro) who is cast into American society after stopping one of his compatriots from raping a woman during a raid. The rest of the cast includes some excellent actors (Karl Malden, Ricardo Montoblan, & Sally Kirkland), but they're stuck in cliché roles and can only go through the motions. The beginning and end of this film feature the usual shootouts and horseback chases, while the middle section is mostly the supporting cast talking. And boy do they talk, and it's the kind of talk you've heard in every western ever made. However, Stanley Cortez's color photography is lovely and it takes full advantage of the scenery. In the romantic lead, Joanna Pettet is also very beautiful, but her romance with Stamp's character is unconvincing. It's hardly worth two hours of melodrama and clichés. I'd call this strictly for hard-core fans of westerns.

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