Soldier Blue (1970)

“When I see young people today behaving like that I just… I can’t help wondering what this goddamn country’s coming to.” – Col. Iverson

Number of Times Seen – 1 (17 May 2020)

Brief Synopsis – After their cavalry patrol is attacked and murdered by Indians, two survivors must try and find a way to safety.

My Take on it – This is yet another film that I never heard of before coming across it by accident.

It allows us to see a very brutal and honest depiction of some of the violence that occurred between US soldiers and Indians during some very troubling times.

This is a very graphic film that doesn’t shy away from showing the extreme violence between the opposing sides.

This movie doesn’t spare us at any point from seeing in very distinct detail that lengths that these people were willing to go in order to carve up their enemies both physically and mentally.

Candice Bergman and Peter Strauss both play very intriguing characters who are developed quite well along the way.

The chemistry between the two of them works quite well and that helps keep things interesting as they move along.

The film does a great job recreating the look and feel of the Plains and this helps transport the viewer to a time and place where things weren’t very simple and instead get to see some of the rough territories of the Old West.

Bottom Line – Very brutal and honest view of the relationships between the Army and the Plains Indians at some very troubling times. The film is extremely graphic in its depiction of the violence between these opposing sides and they never spare showing in graphic detail the lengths they would go to to carve up their enemies. Bergen and Strauss both play some very interesting characters here and they have great chemistry together which helps things move along at a nice pace.  The set decoration is done really well and makes the viewer feel as if they are truly transported to some very rough territories of the Old West. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This was the third biggest grosser at the UK box office in 1970, just behind The Aristocats (1970) and the spin-off of the popular British TV show On the Buses (1971). (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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