Soldier Blue is a American Revisionist Western film directed by Ralph Nelson and starring Candice Bergen, Peter Strauss, and Donald Pleasence. Adapted by John Gay from the novel Arrow in the Sun by T.V. Olsen, it is inspired by events of the Sand Creek massacre in the Colorado Territory. Nelson and Gay. Western · After a cavalry patrol is ambushed by the Cheyenne, the two survivors, a soldier and a woman, must reach the safety of the nearest fort. 1 Jan Why, its ads asked, does "Soldier Blue" show, "in the most graphic way possible, the rape and savage slaughter of American Indians by American soldiers?" Because it's true, the ads replied, and "now more than ever is the time for truth.".
12 Dec 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. View All Audience Reviews. 18 Jan Before anything can be said of Ralph Nelson's film, “Soldier Blue,” we must first look at the horrific real-life event that film is based on; The Sand Creek Massacre of November 29, On that day, the Colorado Territory militia descended on a village of peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho, murdering. : Soldier Blue: Candice Bergen, Peter Strauss, Donald Pleasence, James Hampton, Mort Mills, Marco Antonio Arzate, Jorge Rivero, Jorge Russek, Dana Elcar, Barbara Turner, Martin West, John Anderson, Ralph Nelson, Aurora Clavel, Ron Fletcher, Bob Carraway, Arthur Ornitz, Robert B. Hauser: Movies & TV.