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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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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1959 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Man nannte ihn Kelly See more »

Filming Locations:

Flagstaff, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Over 114 Navajo Indians portrayed Sioux warriors. 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 »

Quotes

Yellowstone Kelly: That's the trouble with Indians. You'll never know what they'll do next. Neither do they.
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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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Only moderately acceptable to the Western lovers...
1 July 2001 | by Nazi_Fighter_DavidSee all my reviews

In 'Yellowstone Kelly,' Clint 'Cheyenne' Walker plays a muscular fur-trapper who prevents war between Indians and U.S. Cavalry, and who survives only to find true love in the arms of a beautiful and talented newcomer Andrea Martin...

Becoming a 'squaw man' and a devoted one, Clint Walker goes Western all the way in this standard action film with routine excitements and a cast of TV faces: John Russell as the tall, darkly chief prancing across the plains; Ray Danton as the Indian with conviction and authority; Claude Akins as the heavy tough sergeant; and Warren Oates making his debut as a proud soldier...

With the absence of a strong story line in the screenplay, but displaying an outstanding Technicolor photography, 'Yellowstone Kelly' is


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