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Yellow Sky Details


William Wellman's westerns always seemed a little claustrophobic, but in Yellow Sky the director's technique works to the film's advantage. Outlaw leader Gregory Peck takes refuge in a frontier ghost town. The only inhabitants are elderly James Barton and his pretty granddaughter Anne Baxter. Barton reveals that there's gold hereabouts, prompting a few of Peck's companions--especially Richard Widmark--to plot the old man's demise and claim the treasure for themselves. For his part, Peck is basically honorable, and offers to split fifty-fifty with Barton. Dissension, hostility and gunplay ensue, finally narrowing down to a standoff between Peck and Widmark. Yellow Sky was based on a novel by W.R. Burnett, who moved from westerns to gangster stories and back again with the greatest of ease. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Gregory Peck
as Stretch
Anne Baxter
as Mike
Richard Widmark
as Dude
John Russell
as Lengthy
James Barton
as Grandpa
Charles Kemper
as Walrus
Robert Adler
as Jed
Harry Carter
as Lieutenant
Victor Kilian
as Bartender
Paul Hurst
as Drunk
Hank Worden
as Rancher
Jay Silverheels
as Indian
William Gould
as Banker
Norman Leavitt
as Bank Teller
Eula Guy
as Woman in Bank


William Wellman
Lamar Trotti
Lamar Trotti
Joe MacDonald
Alfred Newman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Alfred Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Harmon Jones
Lyle Wheeler
Art Director
Albert Hogsett
Art Director
Fred Sersen
Special Effects