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The Fastest Guitar Alive

  • Action
  • Western
  • 1966
  • Michael Moore (1)
  • 87 mins
  • PG

Summary

A group of elite undercover agents are forced to sneak back into enemy territory at the end of the American Civil War to return a cache of stolen loot taken just before the end of hostilities. Western, starring Roy Orbison in a rare acting role alongside Maggie Pierce, Joan Freeman and Sammy Jackson

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Roy Orbison is barely recognisable without his trademark shades in this shameless exploitation offering from B-movie impresario Sam Katzman, but there's no mistaking that magical voice. A curious hybrid of matinée horse opera and teen drive-in picture, it casts him as a Confederate spy who becomes a fugitive, with sidekick Sammy Jackson, after being trapped behind enemy lines at the end of the American Civil War. It's more a knockabout adventure than a genuine western, with the Big O (who hides a rifle behind his guitar) coming over as an uncomfortable throwback to such singing cowboys as Hopalong Cassidy and Roy Rogers.

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Credits

Cast

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Johnny BannerRoy Orbison
Steve MenloSammy Jackson
Flo ChestnutMaggie Pierce
Sue ChestnutJoan Freeman
Charlie MansfieldLyle Bettger
Sheriff Max CooperJohn Doucette
StellaPatricia Donahue

Crew

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DirectorMichael Moore (1)

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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