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Yellow Sky (1948)

Approved | | Crime, Western | January 1949 (USA)
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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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 SKY had sought them out... where fate had forgotten them and life had left them behind! See more »

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Crime | Western

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January 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Herrin der toten Stadt  »

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$5,600,000, 31 December 1948
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| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

During filming Gregory Peck broke his ankle in three places after falling from his horse. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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 »


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I'm Sad and I'm Lonely
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Performed by Charles Kemper
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Above average
12 September 2001 | by 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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