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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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 <>

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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 »


Crime | Western


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Release Date:

December 1948 (USA)  »

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Nevada  »

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| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Initially, Paulette Goddard was cast as Mike. See more »


At the beginning of the film when the gang robs the bank, as they ride out of town they are seen and heard firing their guns numerous times. In the immediate next scene, as they are riding toward the camera, a puff of pistol smoke is seen rising in the air from a rider whose arm is held toward the sky. However, unlike all the shots in the town, no sound is heard. See more »


James 'Stretch' Dawson: I ain't talkin to hear my voice. I'm ordering ya.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: The West - 1867 See more »


Version of The Tempest (1939) See more »


I'm Sad and I'm Lonely
Performed by Charles Kemper
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A rare gem of a western that never really got its due appreciation.
16 February 2000 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

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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