Pillars of the Sky 65 years old

The story of a people's faith and the courage of a man they called Godless!

Pillars of the Sky

First Sergeant Emmett Bell faces off with Apache chieftain Kamiakin in this nuanced portrayal of racial tensions between Native Americans and white settlers in 1860s Oregon Country.

Credits

Jeff Chandler
Jeff Chandler

First Sgt. Emmett Bell

Ward Bond
Ward Bond

Dr. Joseph Holden

Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin

Sgt. Lloyd Carracart

Michael Ansara
Michael Ansara

Kamiakin

Willis Bouchey
Willis Bouchey

Col. Edson Stedlow

Sydney Chaplin
Sydney Chaplin

Timothy

Pillars of the Sky Cast

Name Character
Ward Bond He was 53, 57 years old when he died as Dr. Joseph Holden
Dorothy Malone She was 31, 92 years old when she died as Calla Gaxton
Keith Andes He was 36, 85 years old when he died as Capt. Tom Gaxton
Michael Ansara He was 34, 91 years old when he died as Kamiakin
Lee Marvin He was 32, 63 years old when he died as Sgt. Lloyd Carracart
Sydney Chaplin He was 30, 39 years old when he died as Timothy
Olive Carey She was 60, 92 years old when she died as Mrs. Anne Avery
Jeff Chandler He was 37, 42 years old when he died as First Sgt. Emmett Bell
Willis Bouchey He was 49, 70 years old when he died as Col. Edson Stedlow
Charles Horvath He was 16, 38 years old when he died as Sgt. Dutch Williams

Pillars of the Sky Crew

Name Department
Milton Carruth as Editor. He was 57 (73) years old when He died Editing
Alexander Golitzen as Art Direction. He was 48 (97) years old when He died Art
Robert Arthur as Producer. He was 46 (76) years old when He died Production
Heinz Roemheld as Original Music Composer. He was 55 (83) years old when He died Sound
William Lava as Original Music Composer. He was 45 (59) years old when He died Sound
Harold Lipstein as Director of Photography. He was 58 (76) years old when He died Camera
Sam Rolfe as Screenplay. He was 32 (69) years old when He died Writing
Heck Allen as Novel. He was 44 (79) years old when He died Writing
Polly Burson as Stunts. Crew
Bill Newberry as Art Direction. Art
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Pillars of the Sky (65 years)

The story of a people's faith and the courage of a man they called Godless!

  • Release day: Friday, October 12, 1956
  • Runtime: 95 minutes