Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

The title refers to a small town in California, upon which a trio of assassins descends, taking over a house with a fine parallax view of the railroad station, and making prisoners of the occupants, an upstanding suburban family (Gleason and Gates). The movie is lifted from the routine - it was made as a four-week quickie - by Sinatra's performance. When he was interested he could be terrific (Some Came Running, Pal Joey, The Detective). As John Baron, the nobody who became a somebody when WWII put a rifle in his hands and taught him to be a sniper, he's a strutting, sneering psycho. Even better he wears his hat indoors. He won a Silver Star for wiping out Germans. Now he's hauling down $500,000 to hit the President and nobody's gonna get in his way, including town sheriff Sterling Hayden.


Release details

77 mins

Cast and crew

Lewis Allen
Richard Sale
Frank Sinatra
Sterling Hayden
James Gleason
Nancy Gates
Willis Bouchey
Kim Charney
Paul Frees
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