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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.

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writers:

Burt Kennedy (screenplay), Heck Allen (from the book by) (as Clay Fisher)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clint Walker ... Luther 'Yellowstone' Kelly
Edd Byrnes ... Anse Harper (as Edward Byrnes)
John Russell ... Gall
Ray Danton ... Sayapi - Gall's Nephew
Claude Akins ... Sergeant
Rhodes Reason ... Maj. Towns
Andra Martin ... Wahleeah - Sayapi's Arapaho Captive
Gary Vinson ... Lieutenant
Warren Oates ... 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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Taglines:

Always, the Kid strained to match Big Kelly's stride... and finally did, one Indian-screaming afternoon... See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Trivia

Over 114 Navajo Indians portrayed Sioux warriors. See more »

Goofs

During the the big gunfight towards the end of the movie, when the corporal (Warren Oates) gets shot in the head, you can clearly see the red special effects shot come in from the left side of the screen and stick to the right side of his forehead. See more »

Quotes

Opening title card: 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.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Svengoolie: The Thing That Couldn't Die (2014) See more »

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Lack of comments about Yellowstone Kelly.
19 April 2000 | by gl.nanSee all my reviews

I can't believe that there is only one comment about Yellowstone Kelly, I know you couldn't really call it a classic or anything but I know films that are a lot worse that have been much better received in your lists. That is only my opinion and I don't wish to upset anyone but again as previously stated I think this film is a real cracker and has lasted the test of time! Graham Lenegan.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1959 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Yellowstone Kelly See more »

Filming Locations:

Flagstaff, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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