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Director:
Writers:
Ronald M. Cohen (screenplay)
Ronald M. Cohen (story)
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Release Date:
10 May 1968 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Rio Grande runs red when Blue changes sides. See more »
Plot:
A Mexican bandit, part of a gang led by his father, goes on a raid into the U.S. He falls for a beautiful... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Beautiful cinematography wasted on routine, talky, overlong western See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Terence Stamp ... Blue

Joanna Pettet ... Joanne Morton

Karl Malden ... Doc Morton

Stathis Giallelis ... Manuel

Sally Kirkland ... Sarah Lambert

Robert Lipton ... Antonio

Ricardo Montalban ... Ortega
Sara Vardi ... Inez
James Westerfield ... Abe Parker

Kevin Corcoran ... Rory Calvin
Ivalou Redd ... Helen Buchanan
Dorothy Konrad ... Alma Wishoff
Helen Kleeb ... Elizabeth Parker

Michael Bell ... Jim Benton
Anthony Costello ... Jess Parker
Joe De Santis ... Carlos
Carlos East ... Xavier

Peggy Lipton ... Laurie Kramer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alma Beltran ... Cantina Proprietress
Wes Bishop ... Settler
Jerry Gatlin ... Wes Lambert
Bill Shannon ... Police Chief (as William Shannon)
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Directed by
Silvio Narizzano 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ronald M. Cohen  screenplay
Ronald M. Cohen  story
Meade Roberts  writer

Produced by
Judd Bernard .... producer
Irwin Winkler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Manos Hatzidakis  (as Manos Hadjidakis)
 
Cinematography by
Stanley Cortez 
 
Film Editing by
Stu Linder 
 
Art Direction by
Albert Brenner 
Hal Pereira 
Al Roelofs 
 
Set Decoration by
Claude E. Carpenter 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair stylist supervisor
Gary Morris .... makeup artist
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Bertha French .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Joseph E. Kenney .... unit production manager
John Morrison .... unit production manager: second unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yakima Canutt .... second unit director
Jack Corrick .... assistant director: second unit
Joseph Lenzi .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Tony Wade .... property master (as Anthony Wade)
 
Sound Department
John R. Carter .... sound recordist
John Wilkinson .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
 
Stunts
Yakima Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Combs .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Gatlin .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary McLarty .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Shannon .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pat Kelly .... wardrobe: men
Ann Landers .... wardrobe: woman
 
Music Department
Leo Arnaud .... orchestrator
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Doris Grau .... script supervisor
Sally Kirkland .... dialogue coach
Anthony Pratt .... visual consultant
 

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Runtime:
USA:113 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Blue:I'm tired, Mr. Parker... particularly of you.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Fade-In (1968) (TV)See more »

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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful cinematography wasted on routine, talky, overlong western, 23 August 2010
Author: highwaytourist from United States

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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