Yellow Sky

Yellow Sky (1948)

It was as if the YELLOW SKY had sought them out... where fate had forgotten them and life had left them behind!

  • Genre: Crime, Western
  • Release Date: 1948-12-24
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 43 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 38min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
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From 43 Ratings


In 1867, a gang led by James "Stretch" Dawson robs a bank and flees into the desert. Out of water, the outlaws come upon a ghost town called Yellow Sky and its only residents, a hostile young woman named Mike and her grandpa. The story is a Western adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest".

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  • Gregory Peck

    as James "Stretch" Dawson
  • Anne Baxter

    as Mike
  • Richard Widmark

    as Dude
  • Robert Arthur

    as Bull Run
  • John Russell

    as Lengthy
  • Harry Morgan

    as Half Pint
  • James Barton

    as Grandpa
  • Charles Kemper

    as Walrus
  • Victor Kilian

    as Bartender (uncredited)
  • Norman Leavitt

    as Bank Teller (uncredited)
  • Hank Worden

    as Rancher, Bank Customer (uncredited)
  • William Gould

    as Banker (uncredited)
  • Robert Adler

    as Jed (uncredited)
  • Eula Guy

    as Woman Bank Customer (uncredited)
  • Chief Yowlachie

    as Colorado (uncredited)
  • Paul Hurst

    as Drunk (uncredited)
  • Harry Carter

    as Cavalry Lieutenant (uncredited)
  • Jay Silverheels

    as Indian (uncredited)
  • Ray Beltram

    as Indian (uncredited)
  • Norm Taylor

    as Indian (uncredited)
  • José Sáenz

    as Indian (uncredited)
Art Lyle R. Wheeler Art Direction
Sound Alfred Newman Original Music Composer
Art Thomas Little Set Decoration
Sound Bernard Freericks Sound
Directing William A. Wellman Director
Writing Lamar Trotti Screenplay
Production Lamar Trotti Producer
Costume & Make-Up Charles Le Maire Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Ben Nye Makeup Artist
Sound Harry M. Leonard Sound
Camera Joseph MacDonald Director of Photography
Writing W.R. Burnett Story
Art Albert Hogsett Art Direction
Editing Harmon Jones Editor
Crew Fred Sersen Special Effects
Sound Edward B. Powell Orchestrator
Art Ernest Lansing Set Decoration