Yellowstone Kelly

Yellowstone Kelly

Gordon Douglas (1959)

92min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Big Clint Walker became a major TV star as a result of playing the title role in the Warner Bros cowboy series Cheyenne, and Warners tried to capitalise on his success in three well-made western features, of which this was the second. Interestingly, scriptwriter Burt Kennedy would recycle great sections of this screenplay in his directing debut The Canadians, but here veteran Warners director Gordon Douglas is in charge as buckskin-clad Walker attempts to quell a Sioux uprising, supported by other TV names of the time such as Edward Byrnes (77 Sunset Strip) and Lawman's John Russell. The Technicolor exteriors are superb, but the monosyllabic Walker never cut it as a movie star, becoming a useful supporting player and occasional lead in programme fillers.

Summary

A fur trapper lives in peace with the Sioux tribe near his hunting ground. However, the harmony is threatened by the arrival of a military force out to avenge the defeat at the Little Big Horn, as well as his own feelings for a woman they are holding captive. Western, starring Clint Walker, Edward Byrnes, John Russell, Ray Danton and Claude Akins.

Cast & Crew

"Yellowstone" Kelly Clint Walker
Anse Edd Byrnes
Gall John Russell
Sayapi Ray Danton
Sergeant Claude Akins
Major Towns Rhodes Reason
Wahleeah Andra Martin
Corporal Warren Oates
Lieutenant Gary Vinson
Riverboat captain Harry Shannon
Director Gordon Douglas
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner Bros Pictures LtdAvailable on: DVD
Drama