Fastest Guitar Alive
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The must-be-seen-to-be-believed Fastest Guitar Alive offers singer Roy Orbison in his one and only movie starring role. Orbison plays Johnny Banner, a Confederate Spy who keeps a rifle hidden in his guitar. While on an espionage mission with partner Steve (Sammy Jackson), Johnny discovers that the war is over, and that now he and Steve are considered outlaws. Their many subsequent adventures include their involvement with dance-hall gals Flo (Maggie Pierce, co-star of the infamous TVer My Mother the Car) and Sue (Joan Freeman). Indicative of the general tone of seriousness in this film is the… More

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"More 'F Troop' than 'Fort Apache,' this tale of Confederate spies, showgirls and comic Indians has achieved a certain must-see notoriety among music fans with a taste for camp because of its status as the only star vehicle ever produced for Roy Orbison."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Leaden farce with added country music, which is just as leaden."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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