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The Fastest Guitar Alive

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Genre  Comedy, Music, Western
Writer  Robert E. Kent
4.4/10 IMDb

Director  Michael D. Moore
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Language  English
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Release date  September 1, 1967 (1967-09-01)
Tagline  America's hottest singing star on the screen at last!

The Fastest Guitar Alive is a 1967 American musical comedy film directed by Michael D. Moore and starring singer Roy Orbison in his only starring role as an actor. A musical western, the story is set near the end of the American Civil War, with Orbison portraying a Southern spy with a bullet-shooting guitar given the task of robbing gold bullion from the United States Mint in San Francisco in order to help finance the Confederacy's war effort.

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The Fastest Guitar Alive movie scenes

The film features Orbison performing seven original songs which appeared on his 1967 MGM record album of the same name. His song "There Won't Be Many Coming Home" is featured in the 2015 western film The Hateful Eight.

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The fastest guitar alive trailer 1967


Cast

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  • Roy Orbison — Johnny Banner
  • Sammy Jackson — Steve Menlo
  • Maggie Pierce — Flo
  • Joan Freeman — Sue
  • Lyle Bettger — Charlie
  • John Doucette — Marshal Max Cooper
  • Patricia Donahue — Stella DeWitt
  • Ben Cooper — Deputy Rink
  • Ben Lessy — Indian Chief
  • Douglas Kennedy — Sheriff Joe Stedman
  • Iron Eyes Cody — 1st Indian
  • Sam the Sham — 1st Expressman
  • Production

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    Filming began September 1966.

    Soundtrack

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    The Fastest Guitar Alive is the soundtrack title for the 3313 record album from MGM Records released in June 1967. Its single "There Won't be Many Coming Home" reached #18 in the UK and entered the Australian chart at its highest position of #32 before slipping down the chart.

    Track listing

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    All songs written by Roy Orbison and Bill Dees

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    Side one
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    1. "Whirlwind"
    2. "Medicine Man, Medicine Man"
    3. "River"
    4. "The Fastest Guitar Alive"
    5. "Rollin' On"
    The Fastest Guitar Alive movie poster
    Side two
    The Fastest Guitar Alive movie scenes
    1. "Pistolero"
    2. "Good Time Party"
    3. "Heading South"
    4. "Best Friend"
    5. "There Won't Be Many Coming Home"

    The track, "Rollin' On", was covered on the 3313 record album Famous Western Film Melodies by the Prague Radio Dance Orchestra - ARTIA SUPRAPHON 1 13 1788.

    References

    The Fastest Guitar Alive Wikipedia
    The Fastest Guitar Alive IMDb The Fastest Guitar Alive themoviedb.org


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