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Yellowstone Kelly (1959)

Approved | | Western | 11 December 1959 (Finland)
In 1870s, in the Sioux territory south of the Missouri, trapper and Indian scout Luther Yellowstone Kelly is hired by the army at Fort Buford but runs into trouble with the Sioux.

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Luther 'Yellowstone' Kelly
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Anse Harper (as Edward Byrnes)
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Gall
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Sayapi, Gall's Nephew
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Wahleeah, Sayapi's Arapaho Captive
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A fur-trapper named Kelly, who once saved the life of a Sioux chief, is allowed to set his traps in Sioux territory during the late 1870s. Reluctantly he takes on a tenderfoot assistant named Anse and together they give shelter to a runaway Arapaho woman. Tensions develop when Anse falls in love with this woman and when the Sioux chief arrives with his warriors to re-claim her. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Clint's back!... and 'Kookie' is with him! See more »

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Man nannte ihn Kelly  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was supposed to be directed by John Ford with John Wayne in the main role, but they chose to produce The Horse Soldiers (1959) instead. See more »

Goofs

The opening title card refers to Luther "Yellowstone" Kelly. In the bar scene, however, Major Towns calls him Lester Kelly. See more »

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[Major Towns has proposed a fool-hardy plan of attack]
Sergeant: The Major is in a hurry to get buried on a Montana mountain.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits: The West was opened by courageous trail-blazing pioneers like Lewis & Clark and Luther "Yellowstone" Kelly, - - trapper, surveyor, and indian scout who was the first frontiersman to cross the mighty Yellowstone Valley. See more »

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An underrated western
20 July 2001 | by (Stein, Germany) – See all my reviews

Sure, Gordon Douglas directed some pictures they are not worth watching

  • like all of (star)directors including Ford, Hawks, Lang or Hitchcock


too. For me is Douglas one of the most underrated US-filmmakers of the fifties and sixties, because he did great jobs in very different genres. "Formicula" for example is a thrilling horror- stuff, "The Detective" a fine police-movie with Frank Sinatra. His best pictures did Douglas in the western-genre, and I think, "Rio Conchos", "Barquero" and "Fort Dobbs" should have a place in the hall of fame of western. His best picture at all for me is "Yellowstone Kelly" from Warner Bros., an also underrated western, which tells the story of mountain man Luther Kelly, who has a romance with a young Sioux maid on dangerous ground. A long time he don't accept the voice of his heart, and so his young sidekick, a greenhorn impressive portrayed by Edward Byrnes, must die. Big Clint Walker, also appears in "Fort Dobbs", is wonderful in the role of Kelly, and in the supporting cast you may find excellent actors like Claude Akins, Ray Danton and Warren Oates at the beginning of their career. The action scenes are well-made, the Technicolor-photographed landscape is so beautiful like Max Steiners score. If you like western, this picture for sure will become one of your all-time-favorites.


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