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Yellowstone Kelly (1959)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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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Sergeant
Rhodes Reason ...
Major Towns
Andra Martin ...
Wahleeah, Sayapi's Arapaho Captive
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Lieutenant
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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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Always, the Kid strained to match Big Kelly's stride... and finally did, one Indian-screaming afternoon... See more »

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Western

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11 December 1959 (Finland)  »

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Man nannte ihn Kelly  »

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Trivia

The horse ridden by Kelly is the same one that Clint Walker rode most of the time in the television series, Cheyenne (1955). The horse, named Brandy, can be identified by the large white blaze and the white spot on its right hip. See more »

Goofs

After Kelly Shoots Sayapi, and walks over to his body, Sayapi takes a breath. You can see his chest move. See more »

Quotes

Yellowstone Kelly: When you were a boy, did you ever go out in the woods and catch something wild - a rabbit or bird - take it home with you to keep?
Anse Harper: Yes, sir.
Yellowstone Kelly: Well, what happened?
Anse Harper: Well...
Yellowstone Kelly: I'll tell you what happened. It either got sick, ran away or died. It's the same way with an Indian. You go trying to tame them, make them live white... it just won't work.
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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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Colorful western is a hidden gem
8 December 2003 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

Warner Brothers came up with a winner in this film of a fur trader who finds himself caught in the middle of a cavalry-Indian just wants to run his trap lines in Montana high country but proposed treaty-breaking by the government poses the threat of an Indian uprising. The film dwells a bit on a sub plot that has Kelly saving an Indian maiden's life as well as playing wet nurse to a tenderfoot who seeks to win the trapper's friendship and respect. There is a fine battle scene between the soldiers and the Indians, one of the best of its type and is the film's high point. John Russell, Ray Danton and Claude Akins are among the cast names that contribute greatly to fine story. Andra Martin is striking as the Arapahoe girl and a point of contention between Kelly and the Sioux warriors. Edd Byrnes is okay as Kelly's young helper. Outstanding camera work and music score make this forgotten western one of the genre's best pictures.


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