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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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James Goldstone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Thomas ... Joshua Arnold
Catherine Burns ... Marcia Davidson
Desi Arnaz Jr. ... William 'Steenie' Stenopolous
Richard Crenna ... Frank Arnold
Claire Bloom ... Ann Arnold
John Colicos ... Jimbob Buel
Harry Guardino ... Romeo Bonino
Strother Martin ... John Cloyd
Nehemiah Persoff ... Amadeo Montoya
Pepe Serna ... Chango Lopez
Mario Aniov Mario Aniov ... Lindo Velarde
Victoria Racimo ... Viola Lopez
Gregory Sierra ... Chamaco
Lynne Marta ... Venery Ann Cloyd
Christina Hart ... 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 Meanwhile, his mother becomes increasingly withdrawn.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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

That Same Summer See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

The railroad passenger cars are of a more recent vintage ('fifties/'sixties) than what would have been available in 1944/5. Not even sure if the engine is era-appropriate. See more »

Quotes

Marcia Davidson: Well, what do you think? Isn't it a pretty behind?
Joshua Arnold: It'll do in a pinch.
Marcia Davidson: You better not.
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Alternate Versions

In what was a standard practice by Universal Studios, one version was released in theaters, another version was broadcast on television. The differences include: the theatrical version had no voiceover narration and ended with a promo for the Universal Studio tour, the TV version had substantial voiceover narration by the lead character as an adult (similar to "The Waltons") and no tour promo. See more »

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Images linger three decades later
19 May 2000 | by TexAggieSee all my reviews

This movie defines the word "serendipity" for me. I saw it during my senior year in college when I wandered into a sneak preview at a small theater off campus one Friday night, and was carried away. Never having heard of Richard Bradford or the book on which the film is based, everything about it was fresh and compelling. Like the others who've commented before me, I am both astonished and saddened that it isn't available on videotape or DVD. I believe the director died last year, but apart from Harry Guardino (and perhaps Strother Martin) all the main actors are still alive and active and would be available for any DVD "extras." I keep an eye out in the TV listings for "Red Sky" and watch it every chance I get -- despite some abrupt (and senseless) cuts. For those not aware of it, Bradford also wrote what I'm told is an excellent second novel, "So Far From Heaven." Unfortunately, it's out of print, but I'm haunting the used-book stores in search of it. I envy any of you who haven't been introduced to Bradford's characters on film or printed page.


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