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Yellowstone Kelly (1959)

Approved | | Western | 11 December 1959 (Finland)
In 1870s, in the Sioux territory south of the Missouri, trapper and Indian scout Luther Yellowstone Kelly is hired by the army at Fort Buford but runs into trouble with the Sioux.

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writers:

Burt Kennedy (screenplay), Heck Allen (from the book by) (as Clay Fisher)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clint Walker ... Luther 'Yellowstone' Kelly
Edd Byrnes ... Anse Harper (as Edward Byrnes)
John Russell ... Gall
Ray Danton ... Sayapi - Gall's Nephew
Claude Akins ... Sergeant
Rhodes Reason ... Maj. Towns
Andra Martin ... Wahleeah - Sayapi's Arapaho Captive
Gary Vinson ... Lieutenant
Warren Oates ... Corporal
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Storyline

A fur-trapper named Kelly, who once saved the life of a Sioux chief, is allowed to set his traps in Sioux territory during the late 1870s. Reluctantly he takes on a tenderfoot assistant named Anse and together they give shelter to a runaway Arapaho woman. Tensions develop when Anse falls in love with this woman and when the Sioux chief arrives with his warriors to re-claim her. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Taglines:

Always, the Kid strained to match Big Kelly's stride... and finally did, one Indian-screaming afternoon... See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1959 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Yellowstone Kelly See more »

Filming Locations:

Flagstaff, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Over 114 Navajo Indians portrayed Sioux warriors. See more »

Goofs

After Kelly shoots Sayapi, and walks over to his body, Sayapi takes a breath. You can see his chest move. See more »

Quotes

Yellowstone Kelly: I'll tell you once more, Major. On this side you're in trouble, over there, you're dead!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits: The West was opened by courageous trail-blazing pioneers like Lewis & Clark and Luther "Yellowstone" Kelly, - - trapper, surveyor, and indian scout who was the first frontiersman to cross the mighty Yellowstone Valley. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Best of Bandstand (1986) See more »

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a fun movie
6 November 2004 | by rockinghorseSee all my reviews

I just watched this. I may have seen it before, I don't know.

This was pleasantly predictable -- I dislike nasty surprises -- and quite a lot more politically correct than one would expect for the time it was shot.

Every man in the movie is hot for the woman -- claims to the contrary by some are absurd and sensationalist wishful thinking -- and she eventually goes for the good guy. Clint Walker's character evolves from somewhat self-serving to completely self-sacrificing.

John Russell is okay in a role very different from his usual. He as the Sioux leader and Clint Walker are both aware that the cause of Native Americans is lost and there is no point in piling up dead bodies in one pointless battle after another. The US Government had already torn the heart out of the entire Native American land.

Andra Martin is so hot it almost doesn't matter that they chose a blue-eyed actress over a brown-eyed one, as though one were more captivating than the other.

Clint Walker is a friend of a friend and I'm glad I saw this and that I appreciated it. It wasn't intended to be great art, just entertainment.


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