- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 27 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 19, 2011
- Originally Released: 1968
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Posing as purveryors of a snake-oil elixir, Johnny and Steve are really Confederate spies out to nab a major cure-all for depleted rebel coffers: $150,000 in gold from the San Francisco mint. What, you say the war is over? Well, maybe the good ol' boys can return the lucre...and avoid being arrested in the process!
Roy Orbison essays his lone feature-film role as Johnny, he of the guitar that can twang a chord and riff bullets. The story elements -- amiable Indians (including Iron Eyes Cody) "invent" popcorn, a wagonload of cuties tag along with Johnny and, of course, there's that guitar -- are a ramble, but the tale agreeably frames seven tunes featuring crooner Orbison's signature tremolo. Watch where you point that six-stringer, Roy.
In his only acting role, Orbison is a Confederate spy who carries a bullet-shooting guitar and a bag of gold to smuggle across the Wild West. Includes seven original Orbison songs.