Yellow Sky

Synopsis: A band of bank robbers on the run from a posse flee into the desert. Near death from lack of water they stumble into what appears to be a ghost town, only to discover an old prospector and his granddaughter living there. The robbers discover that the old man has been mining gold and set out to make a quick fortune by robbing the pair. Their plan runs foul when the gang leader, Stretch, falls for the granddaughter, which sets off a showdown between the entire gang.
Genre: Crime, Western
Director(s): William A. Wellman
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
  2 wins.
98 min

[Coyote Howling]

Oh, my poor feet.

The way they hurt.

If I didn't know better,

I'd say it was gonna rain.

Walrus, bring your horse up here.

Kind of noble, aren't you?

A horse is a useful animal.

No use lettin' him suffer

just because he belongs to a jackass.

Looks like he's not the only

jackass on this trip.

I told you we'd never make it.

Nobody said you had to come.

- [Chuckles]

- [Man Chuckles]

Old Walrus here has got nearly

a thousand dollars in his pocket.

Can't even buy hisself

a drink of water.

Don't that beat the devil?

Look at that old lizard there.

He's better off than you, Walrus.

Yes, sir, a heap better off.

That ain't right.

You got no call to do that.

What's eatin' you?

It's just a lizard.

It wasn't doin' you no hurt.

What'd you have to kill it for?

Well, of all the-

Say, what's got into you anyhow?

- A lizard!

- Shut up.

All this fuss over one little lizard.


If I don't get some water pretty soon...

I'm just gonna fall down and die.

Yeah, it looks that way.

Come on, boy.

Come on. Come on.



I think I see...

a town over there.

- [Chuckles]

- [Chuckles]

It is a town. I can see it.

I can see it! It's a town.

Water. Water!


It's a dead one.

A ghost!


[Gun Cocks]

[Gun Cocks]

We just come in across the sink.


We need water bad.

There's a spring here,

but you'll never make it.

You just point it out.

We'll make it.

It's up behind those big rocks

at the head of the street.

Get up.


[Water Flowing]

[Gasping, Sputtering]

Anybody home?

What about me

coming in for a minute?

- Stay where you are.

- What you scared of?


What are you carryin' that gun for?

Ain't nobody gonna shoot nobody.

- What do you want?

- Somethin' to eat.

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Lamar Trotti

Lamar Jefferson Trotti (October 18, 1900 – August 28, 1952) was an American screenwriter, producer, and motion picture executive. more…

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