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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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Gregory Peck initially felt he was miscast as the bank robber. 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 »

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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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