TERROR IN A TEXAS TOWN
DIRECTOR: JOSEPH H. LEWIS
CAST: STERLING HAYDEN, SEBASTIAN CABOT, CAROL KELLY
Per the poster tagline it’s “Harpoon Against Six-Gun,” as Sterling Hayden, son of an immigrant Swedish whaler, goes all Captain Ahab on a rotten cattle baron whose rampant greed threatens the livelihood of small-time ranchers. The final feature effort of Poverty Row prodigy Lewis, this gritty, no budget black-and-white barnburner is infused with the toxic atmosphere of the Hollywood blacklist.