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4.0 out of 5 stars YELLOWSTONE KELLY, 9 Mar 2011
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Dr S. S. Nagi "Nyrobe" (united kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Yellowstone Kelly [DVD] [1959] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD-R)
This movie was first released in 1959(1987)2010. The film is in widescreen 1.85.1 and runs 92 minutes in beautiful technicolor. KELLY (Clint Walker) is a trapper and a US indian scout who meets young HARPER (Edward Byrnes). They have a drink in the bar, where yankee soldiers, CLAUDE AKINS and WARREN OATES make fun of them as an indian. Major Towns of the army needs a guide to the Sioux indian country. Kelly refuses to take the army there. Harper helps Kelly in a fight with the army boys, so Kelly agrees to take Harper with him into the 'snake'. They are attacked by the indians and are taken to their chief GALL (John Russell), whom Kelly had saved 20 years before, after taking a bullet out of him. Gall asks Kelly to save VALIA, a arapaho girl(Andra Martin) in captive, who has a bullet near her spine. The girl lives and Kelly and Harper are allowed to go in peace. However, the chief's nephew is not happy. After returning to their cabin, they find Valia run away to join them. Valia wants to run away to her people. Major Towns brings the army into the 'snake', upsetting the Sioux.
Will Gall come for Valia? Will she manage to run away to her people? Will the chief's nephew attack Kelly? What will happen to the army? How will Kelly save Valia or Harper?
The sound and the picture quality of this DVD is very good. Beautiful colour photography is by Carl Guthrie. The screenplay is by Burt Kennedy under the direction of Gordon Douglas and music by Howard Jackson. The story is slow, but Clint Walker acts well along with John Russell and Andra Martin looks good on screen. Clint Walker (NORMAN EUGENE WALKER) was born on 30.5.1927 in Hartford, Illinois, USA. He was a twin and 1/4 cherokee descent. He did various jobs after world war II. His good looks and physique of 6 ft 6 inches and 48 inches chest, helped him to get jobs on TV and films. In 1970, he returned to TV. He married 3 times and had 1 daughter from his 1st marriage. Now aged 84, he lives in Grass Valley, California.
Other westerns by Clint Walker are:-
(1) Fort Dobbs 1958(1986)2010
(2) Cheyenne Series 1955
(3) Gold of the Seven Saints 1961(1989)2010
(4) Night of the Grizzly 1966 VHS
(5) More Dead Than Alive, 1968
(6) Yuma 1970
(7) Bounty Man 1972 VHS
(8) White Buffalo 1977
Being a western fan, I found this DVD interesting.
Watch and ENJOY.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST-BUY!!!!, 29 Jun 2011
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mr david cairns "wesnut" (kennoway, fife Great Britain) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Yellowstone Kelly [DVD] [1959] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD-R)
For any fans of this wee western gem,this dvd is a MUST-BUY!!!!!
This film was made in 1959,this is the FIRST time it,s ever been on official dvd,and what a great remastering job Warners have done with Yellowstone Kelly,as the previous reviewer says,it,s an excellent 1.85.1 widescreen print,the picture quality is very,VERY good.
The previous reviewer has covered the storyline,and very well may I say, so I will only add that Yellowstone Kelly is the perfect example of 50,s westerns,simple storylines/entertainment,with a GREAT hero,Clint Walker.
It was a pleasure to watch Yellowstone Kelly on dvd,at long last,well done Warners!!!!
Davy Cairns,Scotland.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Yellowstone Kelly (1959) ... Clint Walker At His Best ... Gordon Douglas (Director) (2011)", 28 Nov 2011
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J. Lovins "Mr. Jim" (Missouri-USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Yellowstone Kelly [DVD] [1959] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD-R)
Warner Bros. Pictures present "YELLOWSTONE KELLY" (1959) ~ (91 min/Color) -- Starring: Clint Walker, Edd Byrnes, John Russell, Ray Danton & Claude Akins

Directed by Gordon Douglas

Clint Walker has the opportunity to shine and convey significant "screen presence" under the tight direction of Gordon Douglas and wonderful script by Burt Kennedy, who penned so many of those wonderful Randolph Scott / Budd Boetticher westerns --- this is Clint Walker at his best.

Our plot and story line, during the late 1870s, fur-trapper Luther `Yellowstone' Kelly (Clint Walker), who once saved the life of a Sioux chief, is allowed to set his traps in Sioux territory. Reluctantly he takes on a tenderfoot assistant Anse Harper (Edd Byrnes) and together they give shelter to runaway Arapaho woman, Wahleeah (Andra Martin). Tensions develop when Anse falls in love with the woman and when Sioux chief Gall (John Russell) arrives with his warriors to re-claim her - drama and action packed scenes develop until the final credits.

In this film two wonderful character actors Claude Akins and Warren Oates, who always gave their best, whether on the big screen or the small screen.

Plus the great John Russell (Lawman TV Series/Soldiers of Fortune) is memorable in any role he portrayed.

Special footnote: - This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media ... Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1

If you enjoyed this film with Clint Walker, check out ... Fort Dobbs [DVD] [1958] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]Fort Dobbs [Remaster]

BIOS:
1. Gordon Douglas (Director)
Date of Birth: 15 December 1907 - New York, New York
Date of Death: 29 September 1993 - Los Angeles, California

2. Clint Walker [aka: Norman Eugene Walker]
Date of Birth: 30 May 1927 - Hartford, Illinois
Date of Death: Still Living

3. Edd Byrnes [aka: Edward Breitenberger]
Date of Birth: 30 July 1933 - New York City, New York
Date of Death: Still Living

4. John Russell
Date of Birth: 3 January 1921 - Los Angeles, California
Date of Death: 19 January 1991 - Los Angeles, California

5. Ray Danton [aka: Raymond Kaplan]
Date of Birth: 19 September 1931 - New York City, New York
Date of Death: 11 February 1992 - Los Angeles, California

6. Andra Martin [aka: Sandra Rehn]
Date of Birth: 15 July 1935 - Rockford, Illinois
Date of Death: Still Living

7. Claude Akins
Date of Birth: 25 May 1926 - Nelson, Georgia
Date of Death: 27 January 1994 - Altadena, California

8. Warren Oates
Date of Birth: 5 July 1928 - Depoy, Kentucky
Date of Death: 3 April 1982 - Los Angeles, California

Mr. Jim's Ratings:
Quality of Picture & Sound: 5 Stars
Performance: 5 Stars
Story & Screenplay: 5 Stars
Overall: 5 Stars [Original Music, Cinematography & Film Editing]

Total Time: 91 min on DVD ~ Warner Bros. Pictures ~ (January 24, 2011)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, 27 Oct 2013
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This review is from: Yellowstone Kelly [DVD] [1959] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD-R)
I choose ths rating as the film was good
Delivery was good
And it was easy to purchaced
I would recommend to any one
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Film Review Only., 12 Dec 2012
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Spike Owen "John Rouse Merriott Chard" (Birmingham, England.) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Yellowstone Kelly [DVD] [1959] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD-R)
"I'll tell you what happened. It either got sick, ran away or died. It's the same way with an Indian. You go trying to tame them, make them live white... it just won't work."

Yellowstone Kelly is directed by Gordon Douglas and adapted to screenplay by Burt Kennedy from the Clay Fisher (AKA: Heck Allen) book of the same name. It stars Clint Walker, Edd Byrnes, John Russell, Ray Danton, Claude Akins, Andra Martin and Rhodes Reason. A Technicolor production filmed out of Sedona and Coconino National Forest in Arizona, with music by Howard Jackson and cinematography by Carl Guthrie.

"The West was opened by courageous trail-blazing pioneers like Lewis and Clark and Luther "Yellowstone" Kelly - - trapper, surveyor, and Indian scout who was the first frontiersman to cross the mighty Yellowstone Valley."

A very well made Western, one that features some quite breath taking scenery captured by Carl Guthrie (Fort Massacre/Gunfight At Dodge City), Yellowstone Kelly falls into the category of straight conventional Oaters.

Story concerns fabled fur trapper Luther Kelly (Walker), who having saved the life of a Sioux chief (Russell) is allowed to move freely in the Sioux territories. However, he finds himself piggy in the middle when the oafish US Cavalry move in to shake their might at the Native Americans. Things are further complicated when he is forced to save the life of an Arapaho woman (Martin), who subsequently runs away from the Sioux's to seek shelter with Kelly and his newly acquired companion, greenhorn Anse Harper (Byrnes). With potential love in the air putting another problem into the equation, Kelly has much to carry on his mightily broad shoulders.

Originally slated to be a John Ford/John Wayne production (they decided to make The Horse Soldiers instead), Yellowstone Kelly is pretty much what it appears to be, that of a vehicle built around Walker as a device to push him forward as a lead actor. Unfortunately, in spite of his massive screen presence, Walker just didn't have the acting chops to be a grade "A" lead off man in film. Yet he was always watchable and engaging, such is the case here. The character of Kelly is interesting and around Walker are a number of TV stars and contract players to ensure there's a professional polish to the production.

There's no surprises in store or deep psychological stirrings, though one extended sequence of Walker and Byrnes shacked up in a log cabin is open to homo-erotic interpretation, and the host of white actors playing Native Americans will irritate some, but this moves along at a good clip and makes for a fun afternoon viewing experience. 6.5/10
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4.0 out of 5 stars Yellowstone Kelly, 10 Jan 2013
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A very colourful film, the great American outdoors.Lots of action and not a bad scripted story.Have seen in at the Cinema many years ago and still enjoy watching it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yelloystone Kelly, 31 Dec 2012
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A good film, enjoyable in the extreme, specially as Byrnes was out of his depth, Clint Walker fits this genre perfectly
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4.0 out of 5 stars Clint's back! "Tall as Thunder, Grim as Warsmoke", 4 Sep 2011
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A. W. Wilson - See all my reviews
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I genuinely wanted to give this 5 stars, and I expect what I say here will annoy some people, but I feel I have to be honest...The quote from the PR blub above kind of sums up my reason for 4 stars only. The Dialogue! Frankly, Ithink it's awful. Yes, writen by the well respected Burt Kennedy, but it's full of the worst lines you have ever heard ("I have looked at you. You have looked at me" - and many many more,) somehow uttered with a straight face by the cast, who mainly are good, but Ray Danton? He looks like an Italian Spiv on Hallowee'n, with his good looks and dimple. It's not his fault, he's just miscast, as is Andra Martin covered in dark makeup as one of the least likely Indian Maids..ever. Clint is just Clint and if you like him you won't be disapointed. Claude Akins and Warren Oates are wasted in roles again spoiled by feeble dialogue. Gordon Douglas (a real good journeyman director ) directs with little imagination and it's almost like a Tv ep beefed up. I must also ask re the plot..why did Chief Gall consider it imperative to search out Kelly and bring him to his camp just so he could operate(!) on the captive girl. Did the Indians have no experience of removing Arrowhweads and bullets themselves, and didn't hey have witch doctors? Again lazy writing. OK - so - why 4 stars after all this negative criticism? Well truth is it is beautifully photographed and the DVD print is gorgeous. It is (regardless of what I say) a good old fashioned B/A western and whilst I was a bit peeved at some of it - I did enjoy most of it. Contrary?Yes, but in the final analysis I can and do recomend this with slight reservations to all western lovers, who will probably be more tolerant than I am. Oh, and thankyou Warners for releasing it in such a mint version.
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