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The Naked Spur


James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan, Ralph Meeker View All


Harold Jack Bloom (Writer), Anthony Mann (Director), Sam Rolfe (Writer) View All

Release: Jan. 30th, 1953
Runtime: 1 hour, 31 minutes
Howard Kemp has been tracking killer Ben Vandergroat for a long time. In the Colorado Rockies, he teams up with prospector Jesse Tate and former Union soldier Roy Anderson. Thinking Kemp is a sheriff, they agree to help for a small fee. When they catch Vandergroat, he tells them Kemp is pursuing a $5,000 bounty. After demanding equal shares, the uneasy alliance heads for Kansas as Vandergroat tries to turn them against each other.
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The Naked Spur seems like a direct response to that particular question - not only does it utilise two of Hitchcock's most well-known collaborators in both James Stewart and Janet Leigh, but its emphasis on the tension between its extremely small cast of characters rather than external developments ....
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