Yellow Sky
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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,… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"For seventy-odd minutes, in this scorcher from Twentieth Century-Fox, the guns blaze, fists fly and passions tangle in the best realistic Western style."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Takes some unusual detours that allow it to stand out from the pack."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"This superior western is marked by an outstanding performance by Gregory Peck."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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