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Yellow Sky (1948)

Approved | | Crime, Western | December 1948 (USA)
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A pistol-packing tomboy and her grandfather discover a band of bank robbing bandits taking refuge in the neighboring ghost town.



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Release Date:

December 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Herrin der toten Stadt  »

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Technical Specs


| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lauren Bacall was meant to play the female lead, but Warner Brothers wouldn't lend her out. See more »


Story is set in 1867, according to the opening scene, yet all handguns in the movie are 1873 Colt Peacemakers. See more »


James 'Stretch' Dawson: I ain't talkin to hear my voice. I'm ordering ya.
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Opening credits prologue: The West - 1867 See more »


Version of BBC Sunday-Night Theatre: The Tempest (1956) See more »


I'm Sad and I'm Lonely
Performed by Charles Kemper
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Way above average.
3 April 2002 | by (carrollton, tx.) – See all my reviews

Super western the likes of, we don't see made any longer. The cast would be too expensive today. I've been waiting to see this one on TV but can't find it. The music and the sound effects alone make it worth watching, not to mention the cast and story.

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