Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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Yellow 

The year is 1918. During World War I, somewhere in France, it's the 49th day of continuous battle on the front lines. Lieutenant Martin Kalthrob doesn't want to be in the army anymore and ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Zemeckis

Writers:

Gilbert Adler (screenplay), Steven Dodd (creator) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Kirk Douglas ... Gen. Kalthrob
Eric Douglas ... Lt. Martin Kalthrob
Lance Henriksen ... Sgt. Ripper
Dan Aykroyd ... Capt. Milligan
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)
Dominick Morra Dominick Morra ... Priest
Steve Boyum ... King
Chuck Picerni Jr. Chuck Picerni Jr. ... Jones (as Charles Picerni Jr.)
Anthony Gallo Anthony Gallo ... Corporal
R. David Smith ... Soldier
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The year is 1918. During World War I, somewhere in France, it's the 49th day of continuous battle on the front lines. Lieutenant Martin Kalthrob doesn't want to be in the army anymore and asks his father, General Kalthrob, for a discharge. His father refuses but says he will transfer him to the rear if he leads a patrol to the German lines and fix the broken communication line. When he proves himself to be a coward, his father orders a court martial with penalty of death by firing squad. Written by grrlpunk

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A rare dramatic role for Dan Ackroyd. See more »

Quotes

Crypt Keeper: Firing squad! Present arms! Hello creeps. I was just about to fire off tonight's deadtime story. It's about a young soldier who doesn't want to be in the army anymore. I can't imagine why not! I mean war's a great opportunity destroyer.
[chuckles]
Crypt Keeper: Now, where was I? Oh yes! Ready! Maim! And here's my favorite part. Fire!.
[shoots a book off the shelf as it opens up on the table]
Crypt Keeper: I call tonight's tale "Yellow."
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Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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Die Bravely!
9 December 2019 | by dweilermg-1See all my reviews

The "die bravely" plot of this episode had been used years earlier on a Gunsmoke episode featuring James Best as a convicted murderer sentenced to hang. Both indeed brilliant TV drama of their eras.


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Country:

USA

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English | German

Release Date:

28 August 1991 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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