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129 Ratings

Terror in a Texas Town

Directed by Joseph H. Lewis
United States, 1958
Western

Synopsis

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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Terror in a Texas Town Directed by Joseph H. Lewis

Critics reviews

Lewis’s talent for long-take cinema surfaces impressively in the barroom scene when Molly tells George about her miseries in a shot almost five minutes long. It’s a subtler, less bravura scene than the off-camera bank heist in Gun Crazy, the towering 1950 masterpiece on which Lewis’s reputation chiefly rests. But it’s similarly impressive in its own low-key way.
December 11, 2017
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Like his contemporary Edgar Ulmer, Joseph H. Lewis was a maestro of high style on a low budget, and he was prolific, too, until a major heart attack in 1953 began to slow his output. . . . The script was written by a blacklisted Dalton Trumbo, and credited to a front; Trumbo gives the familiar Western types uncommon depth.
September 03, 2017

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