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The Fastest Guitar Alive (1967)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Western | 1 September 1967 (USA)
The South is losing the Civil War and the coffers are nearly empty. A group of Confederate spies steals a shipment of gold in San Francisco and attempts to deliver it to a Confederate ... See full summary »

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Johnny
Sammy Jackson ...
Steve
Maggie Pierce ...
Flo Chesnut
Joan Freeman ...
Sue Chesnut
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Charlie
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Max
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Stella
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Rink
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Indian Chief
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Joe
Len Hendry ...
Deputy
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1st Indian
Domingo Samudio ...
1st Expressman (as Sam the Sham)
Wilda Taylor ...
Emily
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Margie
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The South is losing the Civil War and the coffers are nearly empty. A group of Confederate spies steals a shipment of gold in San Francisco and attempts to deliver it to a Confederate general in El Paso. Others know about the gold and seek to steal it from them, but the spies have a secret weapon: a guitar that shoots bullets.... Written by George S. Davis

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America's hottest singing star on the screen at last! (original print ads) See more »

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Comedy | Music | Western

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1 September 1967 (USA)  »

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O Violão Heróico  »

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Trivia

Douglas Kennedy was quoted as saying after the film's release "Well, Roy (Orbison) was no actor, but after walking in on him in his trailer, I can tell you he has a tallywhacker like an industrial spanner! So I spare him no sympathy". See more »

Quotes

Johnny: Don't move, fella. In case you're interested, I can kill you with this - and play your funeral march at the same time. So just drop the gun.
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Connections

Referenced in Roy Orbison: One of the Lonely Ones (2015) See more »

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Medicine Man
Composed by Roy Orbison and Bill Dees
Performed by Roy Orbison (uncredited)
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simply put: a bad movie!
23 May 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

As a fan of Roy Orbison's music I can only suggest you view this film with an open mind. Roy was a great singer, was a horrible actor and shouldn't be what he isn't. The music is sub-standard and the idea that Roy could be a matinee idol is beyond his scope in this piece of tripe. It's been said that this vehicle was to be an "Elvis movie" ... it isn't even that good. The plot is thin, if you consider this a plot! The acting slightly above that of a simple children's television show calibre, the directing is laughable and any attempt at humour doesn't reach heights attained by James Arness! Video tapes and DVDs on this release should last in your library for quite a few years, you won't watch it but the once! Remember Roy Orbison for his music: positive, creative and unique!


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