Soldier Blue is a 1970 American film directed by Ralph Nelson and starring Candice Bergen, Peter Strauss, and Donald Pleasence. Inspired by the 1864 Sand Creek massacre in Colorado, the film tells the story of Cresta (Bergen) and US Private Honus Gent (Strauss), two Americans joined together after they are the only two survivors from a massacre by the Cheyenne. Their differing beliefs on the situation create tension that is hard withstand. Cresta has been living with the Native Americans for over two years and believes that the Cheyenne were within their rights for enacting the massacre. Gent, however, is loyal to the nation he serves and cannot see how Cresta would side with the savages. Despite their differences, Gent becomes attracted to Cresta, and struggles with reconciling his lust for her with his disgust for her beliefs. Together they venture towards Fort Reunion, the army base camp where they hope safety awaits them.