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 ... General Kalthrob
Eric Douglas ... Lt. Martin Kalthrob
Lance Henriksen ... Sergeant Ripper
Dan Aykroyd ... Captain 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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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

28 August 1991 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally Steven Spielberg was going to direct this episode. See more »

Quotes

General Kalthrob: My son is not yellow!
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Connections

Edited into Two-Fisted Tales (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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TALES FROM THE CRYPT: YELLOW (TV) (Robert Zemeckis, 1991) ***
27 October 2007 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

Not really horror, this is actually a variation on one of star Kirk Douglas' best films – Stanley Kubrick's PATHS OF GLORY (1957). The episode is similarly set on the frontlines of WWI combat; Douglas, however, has George Macready's old role (with Dan Aykroyd acting, more or less, as the defense counsel of the soldier accused of cowardice). The latter, then, is surprisingly well played by Douglas' own real-life son Eric (the characters are likewise related in the story). Apart from offering a good role for Lance Henriksen as well, we get an unflinching display of carnage here (not to mention, some unexpected smattering of foul language). Generally compelling, thought-provoking and poignant, this emerges a nice try all round.


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