Yellow Sky: Wellman’s Western Starring Gregory Peck

Based on a novel by W.R. Burnett, Yellow Sky, skillfully directed by William Wellman, casts the usually heroic Gregory Peck against type, as Stretch, an outlaw leader who takes refuge in a frontier ghost town.

The only inhabitants are elderly grandfather (James Barton) and his pretty granddaughter (Anne Baxter). Barton reveals that there’s gold, prompting a few of Peck’s companions (Richard Widmark) to plot the old man’s demise and claim the treasure.

Honorable, Stretch offers to split fifty-fifty with Barton. Dissension, hostility and gunplay ensue, finally leading to a standoff between him and Dude.

Running time: 98 minutes.

Directed by William A. Wellman

Written by Lamar Trotti and W.R. Burnett

DVD: May 23, 2006