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Howard Kemp is a bounty hunter who's been after killer Ben Vandergroat for a long time. Along the way, Kemp is forced to take on a couple of partners, an old prospector named Jesse Tate and a dishonorably discharged Union soldier, Roy Anderson. When they learn that Vandergroat has a $5000 reward on his head, greed starts to take the better of them. Vandergroat takes every advantage of the situation sowing doubt between the two men at every opportunity finally convincing one of them to help him escape. Written by
I believe most of the general public remembers Jimmy Stewart for roles he had in movies like Harvey and It's a Wonderful Life. Too bad a lot more people today aren't aware of some of his work like in The Naked Spur. A great movie that is well done on many levels. The script is excellent and Mann's direction is superb. The cast is good but of course, Stewart is the best. I would have loved to have seen him in more roles like this; the desperate anti-hero who has one goal and isn't going to let anything stop him. Although I don't like the very ending too much (I doubt the character would have done that considering all he went to to get to that place), The Naked Spur is still a movie worth owning on DVD.
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