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Theodore V. Olsen (novel)
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30 October 1970 (Sweden) See more »
The most savage film in history! See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Candice Bergen ... Kathy Maribel 'Cresta' Lee

Peter Strauss ... Honus Gent

Donald Pleasence ... Isaac Q. Cumber

John Anderson ... Col. Iverson

Jorge Rivero ... Spotted Wolf

Dana Elcar ... Capt. Battles
Bob Carraway ... Lt. McNair

Martin West ... Lt. Spingarn

James Hampton ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marco Antonio Arzate ... Kiowa Warrior (uncredited)
Ron Fletcher ... Lt. Mitchell (uncredited)
Conrad Hool ... Lieutenant (uncredited)

Lance Hool ... Guard (uncredited)

Eddie Little Sky ... Indian Scout (uncredited)

Barbara Turner ... Mrs. Long (uncredited)

Directed by
Ralph Nelson 
Writing credits
Theodore V. Olsen (novel "Arrow in the Sun")

John Gay (screenplay)

Produced by
William S. Gilmore .... associate producer (as William S. Gilmore Jr)
Gabriel Katzka .... producer
Joseph E. Levine .... executive producer
Harold Loeb .... producer
Original Music by
Roy Budd 
Cinematography by
Robert B. Hauser (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Alex Beaton 
Casting by
Leonard Murphy 
Art Direction by
Frank Arrigo 
Set Decoration by
Carlos Grandjean 
Makeup Department
Del Armstrong .... makeup supervisor
Ellis Burman Jr. .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mario Cisneros .... assistant director
Everett Creach .... second unit director
Terry Morse Jr. .... assistant director
Art Department
Ray Mercer Jr. .... property master
Sound Department
John Poyner .... dubbing editor
Barry Thomas .... sound mixer
Brian Hickin .... sound editor (uncredited)
Colin Miller .... sound editor (uncredited)
John Streeter .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Herman E. Townsley .... special effects (as Herman Townsley)
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)
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles W. Short .... camera operator
Frank Shugrue .... still photographer
Jim Songer .... video supervisor
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Theodore R. Parvin .... costume supervisor (as Ted Parvin)
Music Department
Roy Budd .... conductor
Roy Budd .... music arranger
Other crew
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)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Soldier Blue" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title)
"Cuando es preciso ser hombre" - Argentina, Peru (imdb display title), Uruguay (original subtitled version)
"Das Wiegenlied vom Totschlag" - Germany (imdb display title), West Germany
"Синият войник" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Солдат в синем мундире" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"A kék katona" - Hungary (imdb display title)
"Chayenne alkony" - Hungary (TV title)
"Le soldat bleu" - France (TV title)
"Mavi Askerler" - Turkey (Turkish title) (imdb display title)
"Niebieski zolnierz" - Poland
"O stratiotis Blue" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Plavi vojak" - Slovenia (imdb display title)
"Plavi vojnik" - Serbia (imdb display title)
"Quando é Preciso Ser Homem" - Brazil
"Soldado Azul" - Portugal
"Soldado azul" - Spain (imdb display title)
"Soldat albastru" - Romania (imdb display title)
"Soldat blau" - Spain (Catalan title)
"Soldat bleu" - France
"Soldato blu" - Italy
"Soldier Blue" - Belgium (English title) (imdb display title)
"Soldier Blue" - Norway (imdb display title)
"Soldier Blue" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Verinen sotilas" - Finland
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Rated R for strong violence including a rape, and some nudity (original rating)
Argentina:115 min | UK:114 min (cut version) | USA:112 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M (censored) | Australia:NRC (original rating) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Finland:K-15 (2005) (uncut) | Finland:K-16 (1989) (cut) | Finland:K-18 (1970) (cut) | France:12 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:X (cut) | USA:R (certificate #22615) (original rating) | USA:R (certificate #43074) (1996) | USA:PG (edited for re-rating) (1974) | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

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 »
Anachronisms: Candice Bergen's character has shaved armpits. This was not a practice for Western women until the twentieth century.See more »
Col. Iverson:[to Lt McNair] 'McNair! Raze the village! Burn this... pestilence!'See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in JFK II: The Bush Connection (2003) (V)See more »
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In its unedited form(amazingly available in censor happy Britain)this is a remarkable movie that once seen is difficult to ever forget.From its eyecatching opening credits accompanied by the heartfelt rendering of the title song by Buffy Saint-Marie to its graphic close,"SOLDIER BLUE" is the masterwork of journeyman director Ralph Nelson. The movie culminates in the notorious Sand Creek massacre when the U.S.cavalry exterminated a peaceful Indian village with very extreme prejudice.The images of carnage here remain vividly grotesque and etch the movie into the mind of the viewer. To get to this point,however,we are treated to the growing romance of the two leading players.Candice Bergen never had a better role than here as Cresta Lee,a far from typical western heroine and Peter Strauss as naive Honus Gant;the "soldier blue" is nothing short of wonderful and seems to grow from boy to man before your eyes as he realises the grim realities of the cause he has eschewed.This actor,always worthy of note,never made it big in the cinema.On the basis of his performance here he most certainly deserved to. His rendering of Tennyson's "THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE" over the bodies of his dead comrades is a heart-breaking moment and he handles his love scene in a cave with Bergen with remarkable tenderness.Donald Pleasance also scores points as a particularly nasty villain that Cresta and Honus meet on their journey.All supporting roles are very well played and the music by Roy Budd is also worthy of note,a very pleasing score indeed. "SOLDIER BLUE" is a film awaiting rediscovery,it is better than anything directed by John Ford and this poignant,beautiful and bloody tale should be viewed by everyone;young and old alike.

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