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TERROR IN A TEXAS TOWN

TERROR IN A TEXAS TOWN

TERROR IN A TEXAS TOWN

1958 / 80min / 35mm

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.

Terror in a Texas Town is screening as part of Metrograph A to Z, a collection of films we think everybody should see. Click here for more info.