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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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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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Gregory Peck initially felt he was miscast as the bank robber. 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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The desert is a harsh mistress.
11 June 2002 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This is not just your ordinary western. Top stars, great scenery and a well acted, but ordinary story. Gregory Peck leads a gang of bank robbers into the desert with the law hot on the trail. Peck ends up romancing Anne Baxter; and dealing with an Arizona ghost town while trying to calm down his angry pack of thieves. Also in the cast are: Richard Widmark, John Russell, Harry Morgan and Jay Silverheels. Beautiful black & white western action.


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