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Terror in a Texas Town

  • Film

Time Out says

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.
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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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