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Flesh and the Spur (1956)

Approved | | Western | 25 September 1956 (USA)
A young cowboy searches for the killer of his twin brother.


Edward L. Cahn


Charles B. Griffith (story and screenplay) (as Charles B. Griffith Jr.), Mark Hanna (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
John Agar ... Luke Random / Matt Random
Marla English ... Wild Willow
Mike Connors ... Stacy Doggett (as Touch Connors)
Raymond Hatton ... Windy Wagonwheels
Maria Monay Maria Monay ... Lola
Joyce Meadows Joyce Meadows ... Rina
Kenne Duncan ... Kale Tanner
Frank Lackteen ... Indian Chief
Mel Gaines Mel Gaines ... Blackie
Michael Harris Michael Harris ... Deputy Marshal
Eddie Kafafian Eddie Kafafian ... Bud


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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Release Date:

25 September 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blut und Sporen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hy Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)


Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Wild Willow: Stace, he has a small spot of goodness in him that grows smaller each day, soon it will be gone and he will be like an animal.
Luke Random: Ah, Stace is all right.
Wild Willow: If you want to be like him you will think that. My people say " The man who barks like a dog will one grow a tail".
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My Brother and I
by Ross Bagdasarian
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Disappointing Drive-In Flick
18 November 2009 | by FightingWesternerSee 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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