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Blue -- 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


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Ronald M. Cohen (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 May 1968 (USA) See more »
The Rio Grande runs red when Blue changes sides. See more »
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  (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)

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
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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USA:113 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Robert Redford originally agreed to play Blue and backed out at the last minute. He was sued by Paramount and afterward refused Roman Polanski's offer to play Guy Woodhouse in Paramount's Rosemary's Baby (1968).See more »
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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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Singin' the Blue, 17 June 2002
Author: Charles Tatum from North Dakota

Terence Stamp is Azul (Spanish for "blue"), the adopted son of

Mexican bandito Ricardo Montalban. Montalban, tiring of the same

old robbing and pillaging, and sensing unrest from all of his sons

(natural and otherwise), decides to cross the river into the United

States and do some damage to the country that recently took part

of Mexico for itself.

The bandits raid a settlement, but Azul begins having a change of

heart, deciding not to kill, but to stay in the United States. He saves

Joanna Pettet's life, and is nursed back to health by her doctor

father, Karl Malden. The rest of the bandits head back to Mexico,

mourning their losses.

For the first time, and half way through the film, Blue speaks. He is

called Blue because of his eye color. He is not your typical

Mexican, also possessing blonde hair and fair skin. He begins to

take a liking to Pettet, and stays on to farm the doctor's land.

Eventually, Blue is introduced into the settlers' society, but not

without raising the suspicions of some of the bandits' victims.

Eventually, Montalban and the boys return, reclaiming one of their

own. Blue leads the settlers in an ambush of the Mexicans, and

final allegiances begin to surface.

Made in 1968, this western has a definite contemporary feel to it.

There are no good guys and bad guys, and Blue is an antihero if

there ever was one. His romance with Pettet is expected but never

forced or false. Malden is also excellent as the doctor who is

supposed to help people, murderers or not. Stamp is good as

Blue, never speaking through the first half of the film, so when he

finally does open up about himself you find yourself hanging on

his every word.

Narizzano shows a wonderful directorial eye, highlighting great

Utah scenery. He is able to generate suspense (Pettet's attack in

the general store), lust (a very good clothed love scene), and

violence (the final showdown) without getting show-offy with the

camera. Yakima Canutt was stunt coordinator here, and the

explosive finale is some of his best work.

While "Blue" might be hard to find, it is worth the rental, and I highly

recommend it.

This is unrated, and contains physical violence, strong gun

violence, gore, mild profanity, and mild sexual content.

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