Red Sky at Morning (1971 film)

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Red Sky at Morning
Poster of Red Sky at Morning (1971 film).jpg
Directed by James Goldstone
Produced by Hal B. Wallis
Written by Richard Bradford (story)
Marguerite Roberts
Starring Richard Thomas
Catherine Burns
Desi Arnaz, Jr.
Richard Crenna
Claire Bloom
Harry Guardino
Music by Billy Goldenberg
The Andrews Sisters
Cinematography Vilmos Zsigmond
Edited by Edward A. Biery
Richard M. Sprague
Hal Wallis Productions[1]
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • May 12, 1971 (1971-05-12)
Running time
112 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Red Sky at Morning is a 1971 American drama film based on the 1968 Richard Bradford novel of the same name. Directed by James Goldstone, it stars Richard Thomas, Catherine Burns, and Desi Arnaz, Jr.


The film follows Josh Arnold (Thomas), whose family relocates to Corazon Sagrado, New Mexico during World War II. The title of the book/film comes from a line in an ancient mariner's rhyme, "Red sky at morning, sailor take warning"



The performance by Arnaz earned him the Golden Globe Award as "New Star of the Year – Actor" of 1972.


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