Red Sky at Morning
Directed byJames Goldstone
Written byRichard Bradford (story)
Marguerite Roberts
Produced byHal B. Wallis
StarringRichard Thomas
Catherine Burns
Desi Arnaz, Jr.
Richard Crenna
Claire Bloom
Harry Guardino
CinematographyVilmos Zsigmond
Edited byEdward A. Biery
Richard M. Sprague
Music byBilly Goldenberg
The Andrews Sisters
Hal Wallis Productions[1]
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • May 12, 1971 (1971-05-12)
Running time
112 minutes
CountryUnited States

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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