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Bob Cresse (original story)
Lee Frost (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 April 1969 (Japan) See more »
The action takes place in 1869 when the only thing cheaper than life was perhaps a woman." (voice over b&w introduction) See more »
A deranged stablehand kidnaps the wife of a ranch owner to avenge the rape of his sister. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
James Arena ... Jason O'Hara
Virginia Gordon ... Susan O'Hara

Joseph Mascolo ... Carlo
Wes Bishop ... Wes
Tom McFadden

John Alderman ... Tom
Paul Frank
Paul Wilmoth
John Riazzi
Bill Martin
Rod Wilmoth
Angel Carter
Laura McLaughlin
Monique Heguy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ellen Gaines ... (uncredited)
James E. McLarty ... Guitarist (uncredited)

Directed by
Lee Frost  (as R.L. Frost)
Writing credits
Bob Cresse (original story) (as R.W. Cresse)

Lee Frost (screenplay) (as R.L. Frost)

Produced by
Wes Bishop .... associate producer (as Wesdon Bishop)
Bob Cresse .... producer (as R.W. Cresse)
Original Music by
Denny Martin  (as D. Roger Martin)
Cinematography by
Lee Frost (director of photography)
Makeup Department
John Alderman .... makeup artist (as David Holmes T.A.)
Production Management
Merrick Martin .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James E. McLarty .... assistant director (as James McLarty)
Sound Department
Sam Kopetzky .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Harry Woolman .... special effects (as Harry Wolman)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Moore .... best boy
Paul Wilmoth .... key grip
Other crew
Tom McFadden .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Fiery Spur" -
"The Longest Spur" -
"The Naked Spur" -
"Die Folterranch der gequälten Frauen" - West Germany (video title)
"Eldsporren" - Finland (Swedish title) (imdb display title)
"Et sexdyr i Texas" - Sweden (subtitle)
"Et sexdyr i Texas" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Heisse Sporen" - West Germany (imdb display title)
"L'éperon brûlant" - France (dubbed version)
"Les éperons du désir" - Belgium (French title)
"Sperone selvaggio" - Italy (imdb display title)
"Tulikannus" - Finland
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91 min | France:87 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Finland:K-18 (heavily cut) (1984) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | UK:Rejected (1970) | West Germany:(Banned)

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In 1969, National Review magazine chose this film as one of its list of Top Ten Films of the year.See more »
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Referenced in Fiona on Fire (1978)See more »


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12 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Wasted potential, 5 March 1999
Author: anonymous from Florida

The movie opens with a group of cowboys drinking whiskey in a saloon as a guitar player strums a lazy tune. The cowboys call over the saloon girl and tell her to dance as the guitar player begins to play again. She does, and entices the cowboys, leading to a rape on the bar room floor. Watching the whole thing is the girl's brother, who also is the stableboy for the ranch where the cowboys work but is unable to aid his sister.

Back at the ranch, the ranchowner's wife (Virginia Gordon) rides up and has a confrontation with the owner over her inability to produce a son for him. To vent his frustration, he rips open her blouse (yeah, I don't see the logic either). Later that night, the cowboys return and bunk down as the stableboy stirs in the barn, having a nightmare about a different rape that apparently occurred to his sister when he was much younger. In that rape, the cowboys had dragged her behind a horse and then tied her to a tree.

The next morning the owner's wife goes out for a ride, where she is captured by the stableboy and taken to a shack in the woods and hog-tied. After awhile, the stableboy rapes her, gags her, and ties her with her hands above her head, the same as the cowboys had done to his sister. The cowboys come after them and make an assault on the cabin, with one cowboy successfully sneaking into the shack. As he begins to untie Virginia, he gets a knife in the back from the stableboy. The other cowboys stay outside and try to shoot the stable boy from a distance. The stableboy whips Virginia a few times (off camera) so that she'll cry out. The other cowboys hear her and stop their assault. After thinking for a bit, the cowboys assault the cabin again, killing the stableboy in a flurry of gunfire.

Overall, the plot concept is decent and Virginia Gordon does a pretty good job with the limited role she's given. She also looks good in her nude scenes, though the camerawork is pathetic - very grainy and poorly lit (near objects are too bright, far objects are too dark). Sound is terrible, as can be expected from a 1968 film shot on a low budget, and the acting is very weak. No music worth mentioning, no sweeping panoramic scenes. There are better 'B' westerns out there.

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