Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Gordon Douglas|
|Screenplay by||Burt Kennedy|
|Based on||the novel
by Heck Allen
|Music by||Howard Jackson|
|Cinematography||Carl E. Guthrie|
|Edited by||William H. Ziegler|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Running time||91 minutes|
|Box office||$1.7 million (est. US/ Canada rentals)|
Yellowstone Kelly is a 1959 Western Technicolor movie based upon a novel by Heck Allen, with a screenplay by Burt Kennedy starring Clint Walker as Yellowstone Luther Kelly, and directed by Gordon Douglas. The film was originally supposed to be directed by John Ford with John Wayne in the Clint Walker role but Ford and Wayne opted to make The Horse Soldiers instead.
At the time the film was notable for using the leads of then popular Warner Bros. Television shows, Cheyenne (Walker), Lawman (Russell), 77 Sunset Strip (Byrnes), and The Alaskans (Danton) as well as Warners contract stars such as Andra Martin, Claude Akins, Rhodes Reason and Gary Vinson.
- Clint Walker as Luther "Yellowstone" Kelly
- Edd Byrnes as Anse Harper
- John Russell as Gall, Sioux Chief
- Ray Danton as Sayapi, Gall's Nephew
- Claude Akins as Sergeant
- Rhodes Reason as Major Towns
- Andra Martin as Wahleeah, Sayapi's Arapaho Captive
- Gary Vinson as Lieutenant
- Warren Oates as Corporal
- Harry Shannon as Captain
- "1959: Probable Domestic Take", Variety, 6 January 1960 p 34.
- Hager, C. Michael. Brief biography, RareWinchesters.com. Accessed: July 19, 2013.
- Yellowstone Kelly at the Internet Movie Database
- Yellowstone Kelly at AllMovie
- Yellowstone Kelly at the TCM Movie Database
- Yellowstone Kelly opening titles on YouTube
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