Blue (1968)

113 mins | Western | 1968

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HISTORY

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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
2nd unit dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Prod exec
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
COSTUMES
Men's ward
Women's ward
MUSIC
Orch
VISUAL EFFECTS
MAKEUP
Makeup supv
Makeup artist
Hairstyle supv
Hairstylist
PRODUCTION MISC
2nd unit asst dir
2nd unit prod mgr
Scr supv
Vis cons
Prop master
Dial coach
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Salt Lake City, Utah, opening: 23 April 1968
Copyright Claimant:
Kettledrum Productions
Copyright Date:
31 March 1968
Copyright Number:
LP36393
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
113
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Azul, the adopted son of Ortega, a Mexican revolutionary bandit, is as cruel as Ortega's three real sons--Manuel, Xavier, and Antonio. During a raid on a Texas settlement in 1880, however, Azul kills Manuel to prevent him from raping Joanne, a young Texas woman. In the ensuing battle with the settlers, Antonio is killed and Azul wounded. Joanne and her father, Doc Morton, offer Azul refuge during his convalescence, and the two young people slowly come to trust each other. Azul, now called Blue, realizes that in killing Manuel he has severed his ties with the Mexicans, and he agrees to help Doc run his farm. After some reluctance on the part of Joanne's former suitor, Jess Parker, all of the settlers accept Blue, and he and Joanne fall in love. Meanwhile, Ortega, depressed by the loss of his adopted son, seeks him out; but their reunion quickly turns into a fight when Blue rejects the old man. His pride hurt, Ortega vows to return with a fighting force, and Blue reluctantly agrees to lead the Texas community against his foster father whom he still loves. The ambush organized by Blue to trap Ortega and his band at the Rio Grande is successful, and both Xavier and Ortega are killed. Feeling guilty for having betrayed his own people, Blue honors Ortega's last request that he be carried to the Mexican side of the river for burial. In so doing, Blue becomes a target for Carlos, a dying Mexican gunman who uses his last bullet to kill Blue. As the settlers pick up their dead, Joanne swims out to bring Blue's body back to Texas ... +


Azul, the adopted son of Ortega, a Mexican revolutionary bandit, is as cruel as Ortega's three real sons--Manuel, Xavier, and Antonio. During a raid on a Texas settlement in 1880, however, Azul kills Manuel to prevent him from raping Joanne, a young Texas woman. In the ensuing battle with the settlers, Antonio is killed and Azul wounded. Joanne and her father, Doc Morton, offer Azul refuge during his convalescence, and the two young people slowly come to trust each other. Azul, now called Blue, realizes that in killing Manuel he has severed his ties with the Mexicans, and he agrees to help Doc run his farm. After some reluctance on the part of Joanne's former suitor, Jess Parker, all of the settlers accept Blue, and he and Joanne fall in love. Meanwhile, Ortega, depressed by the loss of his adopted son, seeks him out; but their reunion quickly turns into a fight when Blue rejects the old man. His pride hurt, Ortega vows to return with a fighting force, and Blue reluctantly agrees to lead the Texas community against his foster father whom he still loves. The ambush organized by Blue to trap Ortega and his band at the Rio Grande is successful, and both Xavier and Ortega are killed. Feeling guilty for having betrayed his own people, Blue honors Ortega's last request that he be carried to the Mexican side of the river for burial. In so doing, Blue becomes a target for Carlos, a dying Mexican gunman who uses his last bullet to kill Blue. As the settlers pick up their dead, Joanne swims out to bring Blue's body back to Texas soil. +

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