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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 »

Director:

Michael D. Moore (as Michael Moore)

Writer:

Robert E. Kent
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Orbison ... Johnny
Sammy Jackson Sammy Jackson ... Steve
Maggie Pierce ... Flo Chesnut
Joan Freeman ... Sue Chesnut
Lyle Bettger ... Charlie
John Doucette ... Max
Patricia Donahue ... Stella
Ben Cooper ... Rink
Ben Lessy ... Indian Chief
Douglas Kennedy ... Joe
Len Hendry Len Hendry ... Deputy
Iron Eyes Cody ... 1st Indian
Domingo Samudio Domingo Samudio ... 1st Expressman (as Sam the Sham)
Wilda Taylor ... Emily
Victoria Carroll ... Margie
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Violão Heróico See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

His references to peanuts giving heart burn and him saying he had eaten too many peanuts are funny because early in his career he and his band were home-based in Dothan Alabama, The Peanut Capital of the World. See more »

Quotes

Flo Chesnut: Do you mind if I tremble a little?
Johnny: Sure, go ahead. Have a good shake.
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Connections

Referenced in The Hateful Eight (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Pistolero
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 jhenderson-3See 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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