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Yellow Sky (1948)

Approved  |   |  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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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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Nevada  »

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| (FMC Library Print)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Studio head Darryl F. Zanuck suggested Walter Huston for the role of Grandpa and Fred Clark for Lengthy. 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. The scene cuts immediately to another view, showing him successfully mounting 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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A rare gem of a western that never really got its due appreciation.
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This western has adventure, romance, passion, and a very heartwarming ending. The stars, Gregory Peck and Anne Baxter, have great chemistry and their acting is just wonderful. Anne Baxter is feisty and really shines in this movie. Although the movie is over half a century old, it is nonetheless very entertaining and delivers on all fronts.


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