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Sven Hanson is one of a number of farmers whom Ed McNeil wants to run off their land (because he knows there's oil on it). When Hanson is murdered by McNeil's gunman, Johnny Crale, Hanson's friend Pepe Mirada hides his knowledge of the murderer's identity in order to protect his family. When Hanson's son George arrives and takes up his father's cause, not only Mirada but also Johnny Crale begin to reevaluate their attitudes. Written by
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The success of High Noon caused many westerns to be made which had a lot in common.Actually it created a new genre, the "High Noon "style western. This is certainly one of them, and one that came out very good. It has many assets, like the script by Dalton Trumbo and the direction of Joseph H Lewis. It has also a great performance by Sterling Hayden. He gives us the best moments of the film as the Swede who does not yet understand what is going on the town. Ned Young and Carol Kelly as the mean gunfighter and his suffering girlfriend also stand out. Another very meaningful character is Eugene Martin as Pepe Mirada a man who lives in fear. The duel of Hayden against Young, where Hayden is using an harpoon is extremely well filmed. Considering its low ambitions "Terror in a Texas Town" is quite an accomplishment.
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