Yellow Sky Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

Yellow Sky

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

Release date: Jan 1, 1948
Production Company: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
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Genre: Action & Adventure,Classics,Western

Yellow Sky Caste and Crew
Director: John Schlesinger,William Wellman
writer: Colin Welland,Walter Bernstein,Lamar Trotti
Gregory Peck,Anne Baxter,Richard Widmark,John Russell,Robert Arthur,Harry Morgan,James Barton,Charles Kemper,Robert Adler,Victor Kilian,Paul Hurst,William Gould,Norman Leavitt,Chief Yowlachie,Eula Guy,Harry Carter,Hank Worden,Jay Silverheels