The Naked Spur

directed by Anthony Mann
Category: "Western"
Year of Release:1953
Date Added:04/25/2008
Date Watched:07/25/2007
Description:Howard Kemp (Jimmy Stewart) is chasing down Ben Vandergroat, a killer (Robert Ryan) with a bounty on his head. Kemp wants the money so he can buy back his ranch. Vandergroat is traveling with Lina (Janet Leigh) a young girl who wants to get to California. Kemp finally tracks down the killer, but needs the help of a prospector and a dishonest soldier to catch him. Kemp uses every trick he can think of to get the three conspirtors fighting with each other. He finally convinces the prospector to help him escape in exchange for information about a gold mine. He grabs the old guys gun and shoots him. Kemp and the soldier come running. Kemp is about to get shot when the soldier shoots Ben who falls into some rapids. The soldier goes in after him and drowns. Kemp decides to leave Ben's body there and head to California with the girl.
My Rating:6

Reviews for The Naked Spur

Review - Naked Spur, The

Actually not a bad movie. It does bring out the pointlessness of material gain and the sadness of death. But I didn't really care about any of the characters and so had nobody to root for.
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