Yellow Sky stars Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, and Richard Widmark in this 1948 film directed by one of my favorite directors- William A. Wellman. The film is about gang of rebels who hit up a ghost town, where they meet 'Mike', Constance Mae(Baxter) and her Grandfather who are very protective about their land and gold. The leader of the pack James 'Stretch' Dawson(Peck), soon grows a fondness for Mike but the gang aren't very pleased with his actions especially Dude(Widmark). The was such an excellent western, far better than I expected, with each actor delivering their best. The realistic performances from each actor was such a nice thing to see after what films, I've seen in the past few days. I'm not sure, if I said this before but Widmark is one of my favorite actors to play a villain. Watch him in "Kiss of Death"(1947) and he'll give you chills with his performance. He is phenomenal as a bad guy and this film shows just another example of why he's so good at playing bad. There were a few scenes in the movie, that were hard to watch because they were so realistic. The scene where Lengthy(John Russell) is trying to drown Bull Run(Robert Arthur) really freaked me out because it looked so incredibly real. I'm going to say it again, but this movie was excellent!
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