Soldier Blue (1970)


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This excessively violent western finds Cresta Marybelle Lee (Candice Bergen) and US Army Private Honus Gant (Peter Strauss) the only survivors of an Indian massacre. The two live with the Cheyennes for two years before they manage to escape. Isaac Cumber (Donald Pleasence) is the white trader who sells guns to the Indians. Cresta tries to warn the tribe that they will be massacred by the soldiers. When the Indians try to surrender, their pleas for mercy are ignored. Women are raped, children are … More

Rating: R
Genre: Western, Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Theodore V. Olsen & John Gay, John Gay
On DVD: Dec 12, 2006
LionsGate Entertainment


as Cresta Marybelle Lee

as Pvt. Honus Gant

as Isaac Q. Cumber

as Lt. John McNair

as Spotted Wolf

as Capt. Battles

as Col. Iverson

as Lt. Spingarn

as Running Fox

as Lt. Mitchell

as Mrs. Long

as Pvt. Menzies

as Sgt. O'Hearn

as Indian Agent

as Indian Woman
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Critic Reviews for Soldier Blue

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Tries to compare this atrocity in Indian history with the My Lai massacre occurring in modern times during the Vietnam War.

Full Review… | May 31, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A clumsy, anachronistic Western which casts Candice Bergen as a shrill female lead who's a lot more 1970 than 1864. Unconvincing.

October 2, 2007

Bloody, overrated film that fails to stand the test of time

February 19, 2007
Old School Reviews

Audience Reviews for Soldier Blue

Soldier Blue is a very good movie, showing the drama and realities of war following two lead characters through a story with a very bloody ending.

Alexander Wilson

Super Reviewer

Nondescript except for the infamous finale with the despicable US Army slaughtering a Cheyenne village. Unfortunately they looked like a bunch of Mexicans. Of course, this type of stuff doesn't happen anymore. No... Donald Pleasence deserved an Oscar nod for best supporting actor (of course he wasn't nominated).

Jeff B

Politically influenced film referencing the Vietnam war but can't get past the gross inanity of the Native American depictions.

Dee Loren

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