Terror in a Texas Town

Film, Action and adventure
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Take a hired gun with a steel fist and an almost tragic awareness of his failing nerve (Young). Pit against him a stolid Scandinavian armed only with a whaling harpoon (Hayden), and the film does at least achieve the kind of bizarre climax appropriate to its low-budget format. The rest is a triumph of expression over economy: Lewis makes a virtue of the frame's emptiness (the budget, it seems, didn't run to extras), and disguises the excessive talk with unobtrusive camera movements that show a craftsmanship and pureness lacking in many more expensive films. Something of an exemplar of its type.

By: CPe

Release details

Duration: 80 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Joseph H Lewis
Screenwriter: Ben L Perry
Cast: Sterling Hayden
Sebastian Cabot
Carol Kelly
Ned Young
Eugene Martin
Victor Millan

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Very astute review of the movie, its delivery and the guidelines that it was produced within.