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Red Sky at Morning (1971)

GP | | Drama | 12 May 1971 (USA)
An adolescent boy and his mother are sent to live in New Mexico after his father goes off to fight World War II. The move is hard on both mother and son. The boy, one of the few whites in ... See full summary »

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William 'Steenie' Stenopolous
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Frank Arnold
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Ann Arnold
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Jimbob Buel
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John Cloyd
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Amadeo Montoya
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Chango Lopez
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Lindo Velarde
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Viola Lopez
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Chamaco
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Venery Ann Cloyd
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Velva Mae Cloyd
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An adolescent boy and his mother are sent to live in New Mexico after his father goes off to fight World War II. The move is hard on both mother and son. The boy, one of the few whites in the area, must deal with making friends, the strange new land, and first love. Meanwhile, his mother becomes increasingly withdrawn. When they learn that his father has been killed, the son must fight with his mother's lover to become the real head of the household. Written by GusF

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Marcia Davidson: [Gazing out at the desert from a hill] I love it up here. It's magical. It's like something God would do if He had the time.
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Underrated coming-of-age film
19 January 2003 | by 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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