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Flesh and the Spur (1956)

A young cowboy searches for the killer of his twin brother.

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Stacy Doggett (as Touch Connors)
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A young cowboy searches for the killer of his twin brother.

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NAKED FURY...and death staked on the ant-hill!

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Western

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25 September 1956 (USA)  »

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Blut und Sporen  »

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(Ryder Sound Services)

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(Pathécolor)

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1.37 : 1
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When the anthill torture scene was shot, producer Alex Gordon dropped ants on the bound heroine. The ants, however, would promptly run away from her. After numerous failed attempts, Marla English asked, "Look, you've got six ants there, isn't that enough?" See more »

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My Brother and I
by Ross Bagdasarian
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Disappointing Drive-In Flick
18 November 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

John Agar searches for the man who gunned down his brother, with a discarded gun his only clue. Along the way he hooks up with macho Mike Conners, an exiled Indian woman, and a snake oil salesman.

The characters spend way too much time talking and not enough time doing the things that make a western good! It picks up near the end but it's too late by then to salvage the picture.

The best thing about Flesh And The Spur, besides the title, is the saloon brawl between a cowpoke and Conners, in which they use spurs as weapons.

John Agar was a talented actor. This just comes to show how far his career had descended since being declared persona non-grata by Hollywood for his drinking and hell-raising.

Co-writer Charles B. Griffith was responsible for some of the best of Roger Corman's micro-budget films (The Little Shop Of Horrors, A Bucket Of Blood, Attack Of The Crab Monsters) and one of his most successful, Deathrace 2000. It's too bad he couldn't breath much life in this script.

The featured song, "My Brother And I" is by Ross Bagdasarian, who a year or so later bought a multiple speed recording device, adopted the stage name David Seville, and invented The Chipmunks!


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