GenreWestern Costume designMarjorie Best CountryUnited States
Release dateNovember 11, 1959 (1959-11-11) (New York City) Based onthe novel
by Heck Allen WriterBurt Kennedy (screenplay), Heck Allen (from the book by) CastClint Walker (Luther "Yellowstone" Kelly), Edward Byrnes (Anse Harper), John Russell (Gall, Sioux Chief), Ray Danton (Sayapi, Gall's Nephew), Claude Akins (Sergeant), Rhodes Reason (Major Towns) Similar moviesBad Girls, The Star Packer, A Million Ways to Die in the West, The Homesman, Bad Jim, Stagecoach
TaglineClint's back!...and 'Kookie' is with him!
Yellowstone kelly 1959 trailer
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.
Clint walker yellowstone kelly fight scene
Clint Walker as Luther "Yellowstone" Kelly
Edd Byrnes as Anse Harper
John Russell as Gall, Sioux Chief
Ray Danton as Sayapi, Gall's Nephew
Claude Akins as Sergeant
Rhodes Reason as Major Towns
Andra Martin as Wahleeah, Sayapi's Arapaho Captive