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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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 | texas | swindle | murder | See All (4) »

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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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Alarm am Ölturm 3  »

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Trivia

The filmmaker spent an inexplicably and inordinate amount of footage in the terminal of what is now William P. Hobby AIrport, whose name was changed in 1967 to honor a Texas governor. It was then Houston International Airport as of 1954, when the new passenger terminal opened. The art-deco interior may have appeared aesthetically pleasing enough to have factored into the editing. The terminal even had a nursery, something one would be hard pressed to find at many airports these days. 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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