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Yellow Sky (1948)

Approved | | Crime, Western | January 1949 (USA)
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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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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It was a moment for being a woman for only a woman's weapon could keep her alive... now! See more »

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Crime | Western

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Herrin der toten Stadt  »

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| (FMC Library Print)

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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 the film's release, Barton was only 58 years old. See more »

Goofs

During the final confrontation with Dude, Stretch's shirt changes color. 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 (1979) 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 rare gem of a western that never really got its due appreciation.
16 February 2000 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This western has adventure, romance, passion, and a very heartwarming ending. The stars, Gregory Peck and Anne Baxter, have great chemistry and their acting is just wonderful. Anne Baxter is feisty and really shines in this movie. Although the movie is over half a century old, it is nonetheless very entertaining and delivers on all fronts.


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