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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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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
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Wahleeah, Sayapi's Arapaho Captive
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Lieutenant
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Corporal
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Storyline

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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Sioux and U.S. cavalry catch a grim trapper in their furious crossfire! See more »

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Western

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11 December 1959 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Man nannte ihn Kelly  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to Warren Oates' biography, all the crew caught flu during the shooting except Clint Walker, because he was a health food addict. 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: Planning on crossing the river, are you?
Major Towns: I told you I was going to drive the Sioux back to the Dakotas. That's what I intend to do.
Yellowstone Kelly: I knew a man once... he intended to kill a bear with a stick. I buried him.
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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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Referenced in Best of Bandstand (1986) See more »

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A fine cast, good story and action make this a great western
13 August 2000 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

The location scenery help make this a fine picture, with TV's Cheyenne, Clint Walker as the title character. Edd (Kooky) Byrnes shows signs that he could have been a good actor in a supporting role. Only real problem is the typical Warner Brothers Indian Maiden...complete with full make-up and blue eyes. The script moves along at a fast pace, the action scenes are great, and Walker appears HUGE on the screen today. This is a fun western to watch.


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