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Yellow Sky (1948)

 -  Crime | Western  -  December 1948 (USA)
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Pistol-packing tomboy, and grandfather come to discover band of bank robbing bandits taking refuge in the neighboring ghost town.

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Grandpa
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Walrus
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A band of bank robbers on the run from a posse flee into the desert. Near death from lack of water they stumble into what appears to be a ghost town, only to discover an old prospector and his granddaughter living there. The robbers discover that the old man has been mining gold and set out to make a quick fortune by robbing the pair. Their plan runs foul when the gang leader, Stretch, falls for the granddaughter, which sets off a showdown between the entire gang. Written by E.W. DesMarais <jlongst@aol.com>

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ghost town | tomboy | desert | old man | gold | See more »

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It was as if the YELLOW SKYhad sought them out...where fate had forgotten them and life had left them behind!(original print ad) See more »

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Crime | Western

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Nevada  »

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Shakespeare's play "The Tempest" influenced the plot and characters. Director William Wellman said in the book, "The Men Who Made the Movies", that he had no idea of the connection. See more »

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Just before beginning to cross the salt flats after the bank robbery, Dude pulls his saddle stirrup out to jump into it, but misses. In the next shot he successfully mounts the horse. See more »

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James 'Stretch' Dawson: I ain't talkin to hear my voice. I'm ordering ya.
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Above average
12 September 2001 | by (Tyler, TX) – See all my reviews

The plot is not unique but the actors are and the realism is beyond the usual Hollywood western. I could just smell Peck's shirt! No fancy makeup for Baxter or "good side, bad side" lighting. A dusty, fine western that deserves more play.


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