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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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Storyline

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 Meanwhile, his mother becomes increasingly withdrawn.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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A story of the young... for the young... and the young at heart! See more »

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Drama

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GP | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

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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Stirs Up the Memories
8 February 1999 | by obnoxSee all my reviews

It was 1971 when I first saw this movie at the Picfair theatre on Fairfax near Pico in Los Angeles. We each coughed up 49 cents to get in and few things in my life have given me more for the money. I think it was the magnificent New Mexico scenery that made the movie extraordinary in my mind - sort of like how a fresh, windswept day after a rain (a rare thing in Southern California) can make even the dreariest of neighborhoods look alive and interesting. This, combined with the moving score, has kept this movie alive for me after all these years. With all the horrid things that appear on video, it truly bugs me that no one had the class to commit this one to tape!


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