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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.

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Writers:

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

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
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Storyline

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

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

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blut und Sporen See more »

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Production Co:

Hy Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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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A low-budget western that did its job.
29 January 2017 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

At the opening credits the viewer knew that this was going to be a low-budget film as the people appearing in flick came onto the screen in large case letters as if written on a neighbors typewriter. But even with the minimal action and the hefty dialog, this movie did provide a small amount of entertainment. So what if the acting was rough and the film appeared to be aimed at the adolescent male, the story was interesting and the twist at the end made for a compelling tale.

The story began with a prison break where a stripped-clothed male has escaped. The male, which we will learn was part of the Checker Gang, then kills a rancher in order to get the rancher's gun and horse. Now the brother of the rancher, Luke Random, vows to track down the convict and take his revenge.

Along the way Luke runs in to a man, Stacy Doggett, that is also looking for the Checker Gang, an Indian female that has been rejected from her tribe and an older traveling elixir man that has a daughter. These characters will ride together into situation that contain danger and death. All trying, in their own way, of getting at least one of the Checker Gang members.

As with this drive-in feature type movie of this generation, there are cowboys, Indians, villains and pretty girls with all having a share of some action. From a spur fight to a chick being tied up supposedly naked to a post, the teenage target group was pleased. But for the rest of us, it was a cheaply made movie that did its best to succeeded. And for the ending alone, they got all from the money spent.

NOTE- This movie was supposedly film in Pathecolor (unclear of the process of that system). The film I saw was in black and white plus was somewhat rough with many splices.


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