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Yellow Sky (1948)

Approved | | Crime, Western | January 1949 (USA)
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A pistol-packing tomboy and her grandfather discover a band of bank robbing bandits taking refuge in the neighboring ghost town.

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Complete credited cast:
... James 'Stretch' Dawson
... Constance Mae 'Mike'
... Dude
... Bull Run
... Lengthy
... Half Pint (as Henry Morgan)
... Grandpa
... Walrus
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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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1949's Top Dramatic Success! See more »

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Crime | Western

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January 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Herrin der toten Stadt  »

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$5,600,000, 31 December 1948
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| (FMC Library Print)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Grandpa, played by James Barton, comments about his life 15 years earlier in Yellow Sky when Mike was just a baby, he was 60 years old, and how he's been smoking a pipe for 60 years. At the time of filming, Barton was only 57 years old. See more »

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When Lengthy enters the saloon to confront Richard Widmark, he takes his cowboy boots off outside the saloon and then enters. As he is dying he can be seen wearing his boots..... See more »

Quotes

James 'Stretch' Dawson: I ain't talkin to hear my voice. I'm ordering ya.
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Opening credits prologue: The West - 1867 See more »

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Version of The Tempest (1963) See more »

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I'm Sad and I'm Lonely
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Performed by Charles Kemper
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A band of bank robbers meet their match......
26 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Yellow Sky is an excellent western, especially to a western buff like me. Along with a top-notch cast, fabulous lighting and great cinematography, I truly enjoyed picking out the locations, most of which were from the Inyo County area of California. Due to my passion for mining in my free time, I was able to spot the Alabama Hills (where the set of the town was located) and the Dunes north of Panamint Springs as two of the locales from the film. Action sequences were well done. The plot, though predictable, has interesting twists, especially those involving Peck and Sheridan. Peck's character is also interesting in that it follows more along the lines of John Wayne's character in the Searchers, someone hardened to life who finally comes around to his humanity. I first encountered this film about a week ago on AMC. I do not know if it is availible on VHS or DVD. If someone could let me know if it is availible in these formats, I would appreciate it. All in all, a great film!


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