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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 a moment for being a woman for only a woman's weapon could keep her alive... now! See more »

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Herrin der toten Stadt  »

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| (FMC Library Print)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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During filming Gregory Peck broke his ankle in three places after falling from his horse. See more »

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Story is set in 1867, according to the opening scene, yet all handguns in the movie are 1873 Colt Peacemakers. 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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Version of Myrsky (1987) 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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A band of bank robbers meet their match......
26 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yellow Sky is an excellent western, especially to a western buff like me. Along with a top-notch cast, fabulous lighting and great cinematography, I truly enjoyed picking out the locations, most of which were from the Inyo County area of California. Due to my passion for mining in my free time, I was able to spot the Alabama Hills (where the set of the town was located) and the Dunes north of Panamint Springs as two of the locales from the film. Action sequences were well done. The plot, though predictable, has interesting twists, especially those involving Peck and Sheridan. Peck's character is also interesting in that it follows more along the lines of John Wayne's character in the Searchers, someone hardened to life who finally comes around to his humanity. I first encountered this film about a week ago on AMC. I do not know if it is availible on VHS or DVD. If someone could let me know if it is availible in these formats, I would appreciate it. All in all, a great film!


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