As Confederate army officer Johnny Banner, Roy Orbison sported a six-string that converted with James Bond-like speed into a rifle to fight off marauding Native Americans while he set about robbing gold bullion from the United States Mint in San Francisco to help finance the Confederacy’s war effort.
According to the associated song, it was capable of “rattling strings like a Gatling Gun” and was, reckoned the Big O, “supposed to describe my way of life, but I had a problem living up to that.”
The movie was produced by Sam Katzman and came with generously elongated tunes and lyrics pertinent to imagined visual action, such as the cantering of Pistolero and the lazy trot of River.
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