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Yellow Sky

1948 1h 38m Western List
100% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 78% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Fugitive James "Stretch" Dawson (Gregory Peck) and his ring of bandits hide out in a town that has been deserted by its entire population, except for a young woman named Mike (Anne Baxter) and her grandfather. When Dude (Richard Widmark), the cruelest thug in the gang, learns from the two locals that there is gold nearby, he devises a scheme to knock off Mike and her grandpa, then gets his cohorts to go along with the plan. Stretch refuses, which leads to a violent power struggle. Read More Read Less

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Bob Thomas Associated Press It has some good action and fine photography and ranks several notches above the western film standard. Jul 25, 2019 Full Review Bosley Crowther New York Times For seventy-odd minutes, in this scorcher from Twentieth Century-Fox, the guns blaze, fists fly and passions tangle in the best realistic Western style. Rated: 4/5 Jul 1, 2006 Full Review Zita Short InSession Film Yellow Sky holds the distinction of doing it during a period when the Western was highly popular and avoiding the temptation to build itself up too much. Feb 1, 2023 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia It has tiny predictable moments, but that does not affect, in my opinion, a rather intriguing plot that gallops strongly with Wellman's skill through the fields of betrayal, passions and greed that destroys the men of the west. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 7/10 May 7, 2022 Full Review Matt Brunson Creative Loafing Takes some unusual detours that allow it to stand out from the pack. Rated: 3/4 May 31, 2006 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews This superior western is marked by an outstanding performance by Gregory Peck. Rated: B+ Feb 21, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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Angelo C Great western with a great cast. I love the fact that Peck was a bad hombre yet has a good streak, love it. Also the ending, which was a perfect ending for a western, which I never saw before. Highly recommended! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/11/24 Full Review acsdoug D What a great western. I loved to see Gregory Peck as a (semi) bad guy and the fact that there b no musical soundtrack. That really conveys the grittiness of the characters' circumstances. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 07/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Really good western right here. Yes I recommend it. James Welch, Henderson, Arkansas April 20, 2023. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/20/23 Full Review Deke P great CAST. WIDMARK & PECK as bad cowboy criminals. ANN BAXTER younger & even more glookn than as NEFIRTIRI in the 10 Commandments. Seen parts of it a few times, and most all again on tv3.14.23. Sky high RT reviews. Good tension & conflicts. Pay more attention next time to the denouement. Listen to my brief audio notes. Giving it 3 1/2 RT stars... 'good... rec it' Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/14/23 Full Review steve d I am not into this kind of film normally but it is quite well done and the cast is great. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member The quintessential classic western that includes every myth of the old west - the gold rush, ghost towns, outlaws, greed, loyalty, betrayal, Apaches, love and redemption. It keeps moving at a thriller's pace with great performances by bad guy Widmark and bad-guy-turned-good guy. Peck. The best allusion: greed for gold (riches) ruins every man it touches. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Fugitive James "Stretch" Dawson (Gregory Peck) and his ring of bandits hide out in a town that has been deserted by its entire population, except for a young woman named Mike (Anne Baxter) and her grandfather. When Dude (Richard Widmark), the cruelest thug in the gang, learns from the two locals that there is gold nearby, he devises a scheme to knock off Mike and her grandpa, then gets his cohorts to go along with the plan. Stretch refuses, which leads to a violent power struggle.
Director
William A. Wellman
Producer
Lamar Trotti
Screenwriter
Lamar Trotti
Production Co
Twentieth Century Fox
Genre
Western
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 4, 2016
Runtime
1h 38m