Classic Westerns

Flesh & the Spur (1957)

Director: Edward L. Cahn
Actors: John Agar, Marla English, Raymond Hatton, Maria Monay, Mike Connors
Runtime: 78 min.

A spur can be a deadly weapon! Luke Random (John Agar) sets out to hunt down the escaped convict who murdered his twin brother. While on his quest he saves the beautiful Native American girl Willow (Martha English) from an attacker and befriends a gunman named Stacey (Mike 'Touch' Connors). Fist fights, gunfire and a heroine staked out on an anthill are found along the way.

Trivia: John Agar was a regular John Wayne sideman (Chisum, Big Jake, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon...). Actor Mike 'Touch' Connors played basketball for Coach John Wooden at UCLA in the late 40s and starred in the 60s/70s TV series Mannix. Marla English starred in Hitchcock's thriller, "Rear Window". Screenwriter Charles B. Griffith also penned the Roger Corman cult classics Little Shop of Horrors, A Bucket of Blood, Creature from the Haunted Sea and Death Race 2000. Singer Ross Bagdasarian composed the song "My Brother and I", heard in the opening minutes and closing of the movie. Using the pseudonym David Seville, he went on to create the Grammy Award winning Pop band, "Alvin and the Chipmunks".