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The Houston Story (1956)

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In Houston, a man working as an oil driller comes up with a scheme for stealing millions of dollars worth of oil from the fields. He insinuates himself with a local mobster in order to get ... See full summary »

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Frank Duncan
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Zoe Crane
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Paul Atlas
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Gordon Shay
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Madge
Frank Jenks ...
Louie Phelan
John Zaremba ...
Emile Constant
Chris Alcaide ...
Chris Barker
Jack Littlefield ...
Willie Lucas (as Jack V. Littlefield)
Paul Levitt ...
Duke
Fred Krone ...
Marsh
Pete Kellett ...
Kalo
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In Houston, a man working as an oil driller comes up with a scheme for stealing millions of dollars worth of oil from the fields. He insinuates himself with a local mobster in order to get financing for his scheme. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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oil | murder | texas | swindle

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Terror Over Texas!

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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February 1956 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Lee J. Cobb was to star. After rehearsing, he had a heart attack and was not able to film. Producer Sam Katzman wanted to keep going, so director William Castle played Cobb's character in long-shots. After it was sure Cobb couldn't return, Gene Barry stepped in. See more »

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Referenced in Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007) See more »

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A forgotten and very good film noir

Every time I see this movie, I can't prevent myself to think of another thriller from the 50's: "711 Ocean Drive", a little masterpiece directed by Joseph M Newman.

The topic is nearly the same. A "honest" worker becomes greedy, ambitious, ruthless and implicates himself with gangsters, planning to take over crime syndicate. In this case, it concerns stealing oil.I find it unusual. A man who is not a thug at the beginning, that's the most interesting. Of course, what happens next is predictable.

Gene Barry gives us a pretty brilliant performance.

I recommend it. Catch it if you can.


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