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Red Sky at Morning (1971)

This is an excellent movie beginning for a young man growing up in Mobile with freedom of sailing and girls his age. His naval father goes off to war and relocates him to New Mexico where ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joshua Arnold
Marcia Davidson
William 'Steenie' Stenopolous
Frank Arnold
Ann Arnold
Jimbob Buel
Romeo Bonino
John Cloyd
Amadeo Montoya
Chango Lopez
Mario Aniov ...
Lindo Velarde
Viola Lopez
Lynne Marta ...
Venery Ann Cloyd
Christina Hart ...
Velva Mae Cloyd


This is an excellent movie beginning for a young man growing up in Mobile with freedom of sailing and girls his age. His naval father goes off to war and relocates him to New Mexico where he discovers the sensitive world of hispanics and their culture. He is befriended by a young lady his own age and gets crossways with a local bad boy. Very well done with plot and acting.

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Release Date:

15 September 1971 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

That Same Summer  »

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(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Adult Josh: [Opening narration on TV version, actor uncredited] I've always loved the desert, as much as my mother hated it. I'll retire in this part of the country some day, I always feel so safe this far away from the sea.
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Underrated coming-of-age film
19 January 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Released in 1971, the same year as two other nostalgic hit movies, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW and SUMMER OF '42, this film has been undeservedly forgotten. A simple story of a Southwest family during World War II, with excellent acting (let me put it this way... even Desi Arnaz, Jr. does a good job), nice dialogue and an attention to period detail. This ain't available on DVD or even VHS, so if you catch it on TV, do yourself a favor and check it out.

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