Yellowstone Kelly

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Yellowstone Kelly
Yellowstone Kelly (movie poster).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Screenplay by Burt Kennedy
Based on the novel
by Heck Allen
Starring Clint Walker
Music by Howard Jackson
Cinematography Carl E. Guthrie
Edited by William H. Ziegler
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • November 11, 1959 (1959-11-11) (New York City)
Running time
91 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.7 million (est. US/ Canada rentals)[1]

Yellowstone Kelly is a 1959 Western Technicolor movie based upon a novel by Heck Allen (using his pen name Clay Fisher, which shows in the movie credits) 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.

The novel was based on the real life Luther Kelly.[2]


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  1. ^ "1959: Probable Domestic Take", Variety, 6 January 1960 p 34.
  2. ^ Hager, C. Michael. Brief biography, Accessed: July 19, 2013.
  3. ^ "Dell Four Color #1056". Grand Comics Database. 
  4. ^ Dell Four Color #1056 at the Comic Book DB

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