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The Naked Spur

The Naked Spur(1953)

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  • The Naked Spur

    • Dashiell B.
    • 2/17/13

    Another tough, brillantly-written Western directed by Mann & starring Stewart. Stewart is excellent as a bounty hunter on the verge of hysteria who sets to capture Ryan's killer, who create's tension among the films group. Beautifully shot in the Rocky Mountains, the film is an excellent study of greed & exploration of the various characters. Brutal and entertaining, a Western well worth watching. I give it a 4.5/5.

  • The Naked Spur (1953)

    • Jay Higgins
    • 9/9/09

    Exceptional western. Jimmy Stewart is one of those actors whose mere presence in a film makes it worth watching. He defines the word professional. Well directed, good cinematography.

  • A Hidden Gem

    • Joe
    • 8/27/08

    Jimmy Stewart seems a tad awkward in his western cowboy roles, but we overlook this because we know he is giving his all to his role, and we love every minute. This film is equivalent to a western film noir- dark, mysterious, distant, suspenseful- the juxt of good and evil. And like a great film noir, one can drift off into the cinematic beauty of the film, while the story begins to arise in the eastern sky, shining through the aspens, and a long day later, setting far beyond our view. So few films allow us to immerse ourselves in them, giving us life as we give them.

  • Depth, comlexity and humanity

    • Ken
    • 7/9/06

    James Stewart and Anthony Mann were a rare combination of actor and director. Their western films rival the Stewart/Hitchcock films for psychological depth and complex characters. "The Naked Spur" shows that James Stewart can somehow play dark, even unsympathetic characters yet, still give them a humanity that makes the character appealing. His acting talents were a rare gift and this picture was one of the finest showcases of his emotional range. And Mann, directs all the performers beautifully. Highly recommended. One of our finest westerns.

  • Missing Piece

    • Lionel
    • 2/14/06

    The series of westerns directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart are rated among the best films of the genre. Many of these movies are available on DVD: "Bend of the River", "Winchester '73", "The Far Country", "The Man From Laramie", etc. "The Naked Spur" is one of the films in the series and, in my estimation, is the best of the bunch. It is very frustrating and I hope that the entities responsible will see fit to fill this major gap in the DVD market.

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