Against a Crooked Sky

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Against a Crooked Sky
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Produced by Lyman Dayton (producer)
Dan Greer (associate producer)
Written by Douglas C. Stewart (written by) &
Eleanor Lamb (written by)
Starring Richard Boone
Stewart Petersen
Henry Wilcoxon
Music by Lex de Azevedo
Cinematography Joe Jackman
Bernie Abramson
Edited by Marsh Hendry
Distributed by Doty-Dayton Releasing
Release date
  • December 1975 (1975-12)
Running time
89 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Against a Crooked Sky is a 1975 American Western film directed by Earl Bellamy and starring Richard Boone, Stewart Petersen, and Henry Wilcoxon.

Plot summary

The eldest daughter of a pioneer family is kidnapped by a mysterious Indian tribe and the eldest son pursues. In order to win back his sister's freedom, he must sacrifice his own life by passing the test of "Crooked Sky" and shield his sister from an executioner's arrow. Along the way, he recruits a broken down, drunk prospector to help him track down the unknown tribe and rescue his sister. The story was also issued in paperback novel, by Eleanor Lamb and Douglas Stewart, Bantam Books, 1976.



Parts of the film were shot in Professor Valley, Martin Ranch, Pace Creek, Castle Valley, Dud's Bottom, Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point, and the Dolores River in Utah.[1]



On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, Against a Crooked Sky has an audience rating of 34%.[2]

See also


  1. ^ D'Arc, James V. (2010). When Hollywood came to town: a history of moviemaking in Utah (1st ed.). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN 9781423605874.
  2. ^ "Against a Crooked Sky (1975)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 7, 2018.

External links

  • Against a Crooked Sky on IMDb
  • Against a Crooked Sky is available for free download at the Internet Archive
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