The Fastest Guitar Alive

The Fastest Guitar Alive

Roy Orbison
Director: Michael Moore Cast: Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison
, Sammy Jackson
Sammy Jackson
, Maggie Pierce
Maggie Pierce
Michael Moore

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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 presence of veteran comedian Ben Lessy as a most urban-looking Indian. Though silly in the extreme, Fastest Guitar Alive is at least superficially better than most of the youth-oriented Sam Katzman productions of the period. And besides, you wouldn't want to pass up an opportunity to see Roy Orbison in his performing prime.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/19/2011
UPC: 0883316331071
Original Release: 1968
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 22,974

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roy Orbison Johnny Banner
Sammy Jackson Steve
Maggie Pierce Flo
Joan Freeman Sue
Lyle Bettger Charlie
John Doucette Sheriff Max Cooper
Patricia Donahue Stella
Ben Cooper Rink
Ben Lessy Indian Chief
Douglas Kennedy Joe
Iron Eyes Cody 1st Indian
Wilda Taylor Emily
Victoria Carroll Margie
Len Hendry Deputy

Technical Credits
Michael Moore Director
George W. Davis Art Director
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Freddy Karger Score Composer
Sam Katzman Producer
W. Wallace Kelley Cinematographer
Robert Kent Screenwriter
Ben Lewis Editor
Roy Orbison Score Composer
Merrill Pye Art Director
Joseph J. Stone Set Decoration/Design

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