Set in the late 40's the residents of Texarkana, Texas are left terrorized by a mysterious hooded killer who is stalking victims during the evening and leaving the local police at a loss. Written by
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Some extras can be seen several times in apparently different "roles" during the film. While this could be an indicative that Texarkana was a small town back in 1946, it's more likely an indicative of how the low budget prevented the production of hiring more extras.
-The actress playing Linda Mae Jenkins is clearly visible in close-up shot in a car leaving the Unites States Army's Red River Arsenal at the very beginning of the film;
-The actress playing Peggy Loomis can also be seen at the very beginning of the film at the Paramount Theatre in the back seat of a car;
- At the same Paramount Theatre scene, an extra is seen crossing the street with a white and blue shirt. This same extra can be seen together with a small gathering of people right after the first victim, Linda Mae Jenkins, is found alive and the ambulance is arriving. Again, this same extra can be seen after the second attack, when a gun store is shown. Lastly, this same extra is probably used again carrying the groceries for the Dawn Wells' character during the "Friday, May 3rd" caption;
-The Police Department telephone operator who answers Mrs. Kiner phone calls can be seen reinforcing her curtain window right after the second attack. Also, at the high school prom, she can be seen pouring sloe gin at the red punch;
-The black guy identified as Mr. Johnson, who is giving a detailed statement to Captain Morales of how the supposed killer has threatened him, can also be briefly seen moments earlier as waiter on the restaurant scene. See more
When the Texas Ranger arrives in the train station he goes to buy some cigars. The counter has a sign in front that says "ORANGES" written by a Magic Marker or marker style pen. Sharpies or Magic Markers had only been created a year before and were not in popular use until the early 1950s so this sign would have probably been painted by a sign painter. See more
Deputy Norman Ramsey
I think the occupants of this parked vehicle have been abducted!