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Soldier Blue (1970)

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After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the Cheyenne two ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Kathy Maribel 'Cresta' Lee
Honus Gent
Isaac Q. Cumber
Col. Iverson
Jorge Rivero ...
Spotted Wolf
Capt. Battles
Bob Carraway ...
Lt. McNair
Martin West ...
Lt. Spingarn
Pvt. Menzies
Mort Mills ...
Sgt. O'Hearn
Jorge Russek ...
Running Fox
Aurora Clavel ...
Indian Woman (as Aurora Clavell)
Ralph Nelson ...
Agent Long (as Alf Elson)


After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the Cheyenne two years and whose sympathies lie more with them than with the US government. Together, they must try to reach the cavalry's main base camp. As they travel onward, Honus is torn between his growing affection for Cresta, and his disgust for her anti-American beliefs. They reach the cavalry campsite on the eve of an attack on a Cheyenne village, where Honus will learn which side has really been telling him the truth. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Stained with the blood of the innocent. See more »

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Rated R for strong violence including a rape, and some nudity | See all certifications »

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30 October 1970 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Cuando es preciso ser hombre  »

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SEK 9,163,000 (Sweden)

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Film debut of James Hampton. See more »


The voice-over at the end of the film describes the events we have just witnessed as taking place in 1864.However,earlier in the movie Honus tells Cresta that his father was killed at the battle of Little Bighorn which occurred in 1876. See more »


Col. Iverson: [to Lt McNair] 'McNair! Raze the village! Burn this... pestilence!'
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Referenced in Grindhouse (2007) See more »


Soldier Blue
Written by Buffy Sainte-Marie
Performed by Buffy Sainte-Marie
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An unforgettable variation on the theme "How the West was won".
3 August 2000 | by (Tokyo) – See all my reviews

I cannot describe the impact that this film had on me. The warmth of the relationship that slowly develops between Honus and Cresta leaves you totally unprepared for the violence of the attack on the Cheyenne village and the scene hits you like a ton of bricks. I saw this film (in Europe) with my ex-wife and none of us could speak a word until we arrived back home, some 30 minutes after the film ended. An interesting variation to "How the West was Won" that I will never forget,

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