The Naked Spur Overview:

The Naked Spur (1953) was a Western - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Anthony Mann and produced by William H. Wright.

The Naked Spur was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1997.

Academy Awards 1953 --- Ceremony Number 26 (source: AMPAS)

Best WritingSam Rolfe, Harold Jack BloomNominated

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THE NAKED SPUR On Blu-ray From Warner Archive

By Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 29, 2021 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

The Warner Archive Collection once again warms the hearts of film buffs with a much-needed home video upgrading of one of the greatest Westerns ever made. THE NAKED SPUR (1953) isn't just my favorite James Stewart/Anthony Mann collaboration, it's one of my favorite American Westerns period. In 1868,... Read full article

The Naked Spur (1953)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 24, 2019 From 4 Star Films

James Stewart carries over his persona from Bend of the River (1952) to continually redefine his career in the post-war years. He is a man under a different name who nevertheless is seething with the same raw fury. In this regard, there are numerous parallel themes in this subsequent collaboration b... Read full article

The Naked Spur (1953)

By Beatrice on Oct 15, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Naked Spur Directed by Anthony Mann Written by Sam Rolfe and Herold Jack Bloom 1953/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #271 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die I love Robert Ryan’s perfomance in this movie. ?I felt like slapping him throughout. ?And then we get ... Read full article

The Naked Spur

By Michael on Feb 6, 2015 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

The Naked Spur (Anthony Mann, 1953) A bounty hunter trying to bring a murderer to justice is forced to accept the help of two less-than-trustworthy strangers. Famously being the third movie that united star actor James Stewart to director Anthony Mann, The Naked Spur holds a sweet spot for the W... Read full article

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Quotes from

Jesse Tate: [Expressing initial reluctance to accompany Kemp] Trail's as plain to you as it is to me!

Ben Vandergroat: Nuthin' like a good woman to stir the pot!
Jesse Tate: Nuthin' like a good woman!
Jesse Tate: Guess you got the years to know better than any of us, Jesse. Did you ever marry one of 'em?
Jesse Tate: Never had to with my good looks!

Howard Kemp: You sat up with me?
Lina Patch: Yeah.
Howard Kemp: Why?
Lina Patch: Somebody had to. You was raving so. No one could sleep.
Howard Kemp: Why should you care?
Lina Patch: I don't. I'd done it for a dog if he was sufferin'.
Howard Kemp: Thank you.
Lina Patch: You're welcome.

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When this film was released in Spain, its title was changed to "Colorado Jim" and the name of 'James Stewart' (I)'s character was also changed from "Howard Kemp" to "Colorado Jim", for unknown reasons.
In Germany all films get dubbed, and at that time even the titles were translated. Thus it happened that in the German dubbed version James Stewart's name is spelled wrong in the front credits, with a d in the end.
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The Naked Spur

Released 1953
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