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Soldier Blue ()


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After a cavalry patrol is ambushed by the Cheyenne, the two survivors, a soldier and a woman, must reach the safety of the nearest fort.

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Kathy Maribel 'Cresta' Lee
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Honus Gent
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Isaac Q. Cumber
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Col. Iverson
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Spotted Wolf
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Capt. Battles
Bob Carraway ...
Lt. McNair
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Lt. Spingarn
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Pvt. Menzies
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Sgt. O'Hearn
Jorge Russek ...
Running Fox
Aurora Clavel ...
Indian Woman (as Aurora Clavell)
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Agent Long (as Alf Elson)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marco Antonio Arzate ...
Kiowa Warrior (uncredited)
Ron Fletcher ...
Lt. Mitchell (uncredited)
Conrad Hool ...
Lieutenant (uncredited)
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Guard (uncredited)
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Indian Scout (uncredited)
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Mrs. Long (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ralph Nelson

Written by (WGA)

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Theodore V. Olsen ... (novel "Arrow in the Sun")
 
John Gay ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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William S. Gilmore ... associate producer (as William S. Gilmore Jr)
Gabriel Katzka ... producer
Joseph E. Levine ... executive producer
Harold Loeb ... producer

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Roy Budd

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Robert B. Hauser ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Alex Beaton

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Leonard Murphy

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Frank Arrigo

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Carlos Grandjean

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Del Armstrong ... makeup supervisor
Ellis Burman Jr. ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

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Mario Cisneros ... assistant director
Everett Creach ... second unit director
Terry Morse Jr. ... assistant director

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Ray Mercer Jr. ... property master

Sound Department

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John Poyner ... dubbing editor
Barry Thomas ... sound mixer
Brian Hickin ... sound editor (uncredited)
Colin Miller ... sound editor (uncredited)
John Streeter ... foley recordist (uncredited)

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Herman E. Townsley ... special effects (as Herman Townsley)

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Everett Creach ... stunt coordinator
Jerry Brutsche ... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Combs ... stunts (uncredited)
Bennie E. Dobbins ... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Leonard ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Lerner ... stunts (uncredited)
Glenn Randall Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)
Greg Walker ... stunts (uncredited)
Rodd Wolff ... stunts (uncredited)

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Charles W. Short ... camera operator
Frank Shugrue ... still photographer
Jim Songer ... video supervisor

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Theodore R. Parvin ... costume supervisor (as Ted Parvin)

Music Department

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Roy Budd ... conductor / music arranger

Other crew

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Bob Forrest ... script supervisor
Rhonda Grogan ... production secretary
Don Halswell ... technical advisor
Joseph E. Levine ... presenter
Eddie Little Sky ... technical advisor
Corky Randall ... livestock supervisor
'Chema' Hernandez ... head wrangler (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Le soldat bleu (France)
  • Soldat bleu (France)
  • Das Wiegenlied vom Totschlag (Germany)
  • Soldado azul (Spain)
  • Soldat blau (Spain, Catalan title)
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  • 112 min
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Trivia In order to recreate the gory Sand Creek massacre of Cheyenne Indians, director Ralph Nelson sought the services of orphaned amputees. Various prosthetic limbs were affixed to missing body parts of these amputees, and then, in one of the most blood-and-guts sequences in film history, these "limbs" were mercilessly hacked off as the cameras rolled. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in JFK II: The Bush Connection (2003). See more »
Soundtracks Soldier Blue See more »
Quotes Col. Iverson: When I see young people today behaving like that I just... I can't help wondering what this goddamn country's coming to.
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