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The Naked Spur

  • Film

Time Out says

The third Mann/Stewart Western was the simplest yet most effective of their collaborations, with the actor giving one of his most hysterical performances as a bounty hunter driven by naked greed. Unable to capture and bring back outlaw Ryan without help, Stewart enlists old-timer Mitchell and dishonourably discharged cavalryman Meeker. But having captured Ryan - who, they discover, is looking after a friend's young daughter (Leigh) - the ill-matched trio are played off against one another by the manipulative Ryan. Through strong, clear story-telling and tremendous use of landscape, Mann infuses the familiar scenario with a remarkable psychological complexity.
Written by NF

Release Details

  • Duration:91 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Anthony Mann
  • Screenwriter:Sam Rolfe, Harold Jack Bloom
  • Cast:
    • James Stewart
    • Robert Ryan
    • Janet Leigh
    • Ralph Meeker
    • Millard Mitchell
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