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Terror in a Texas Town (1958)

 -  Western  -  September 1958 (USA)
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A Swedish whaler is out for revenge when he finds out that a greedy oil man murdered his father for their land.

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George Hansen
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Ed McNeil
Carol Kelly ...
Molly
Eugene Mazzola ...
Pepe Mirada (as Eugene Martin)
Nedrick Young ...
Johnny Crale (as Ned Young)
Victor Millan ...
Jose Mirada
Frank Ferguson ...
Deacon Matt Holmes
Marilee Earle ...
Mona Stacey
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Storyline

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 Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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oil | whaler | revenge | horse | gunshot wound | See more »

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When the Texas Plains Ran With Blood and Black Gold!

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Western

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Release Date:

September 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sturm über Texas  »

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Budget:

$80,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Nedrick Young, who plays Johnny Crale, actually wrote much of the script, but because he had been blacklisted as a "subversive" during the McCarthy Red Scare period, he was not credited for it. See more »

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Truly unique
27 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This strange, surreal film is unique among westerns of the era. While it contains most of the standard western clichés, every cliché has a twist. The music is bizarre and often doesn't seem to fit, but that just adds to the offbeat feel. The acting is odd but perfectly suited to the film. Hayden's take on a Swedish accent and speech patterns bounces from realistic to annoying to non-existent, but his performance is excellent, as is Cabot's. The story is riddled with moral dilemmas that give it surprising depth. Don't be fooled into thinking this is just another B western. This movie has a quality that is difficult to describe. Strangely great.


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