You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Terror in a Texas Town

Handicapped by a slow-moving story, Terror in a Texas Town shapes up as a routine filler for the duals.

With:
Sterling Hayden Sebastian Cabot Carol Kelly Eugene Martin Ned Young Victor Millan

Handicapped by a slow-moving story, Terror in a Texas Town shapes up as a routine filler for the duals.

Ben L. Perry’s yarn, which he also screenplayed, revives the time-honored incident where the unscrupulous land-grabber attempts to toss the squatters off their property by hook or crook. In this case Sebastian Cabot is the No.1 heavy who carries on a campaign of intimidation with the aid of gunman Ned Young and several other cohorts.

There’s oil under them thar fields and Cabot aims to get it. But he fails to reckon with Hayden, a seafaring Swede who comes on the scene after his farmer father has been shot down by Young.

Hayden isn’t too convincing as the hero and either the story, Joseph H. Lewis’ direction or both could be listed as the culprits. Young is amply sinister as the top killer and Carol Kelly is good as the moll who eventually gives him the air.

Producer Frank N. Seltzer evidently guided this one with an eye to economy for, while there are many scenes in a hotel and one on the town’s street, seldom is anyone seen with exception of the immediate principals.

Terror in a Texas Town

Production: Seltzer. Director Joseph H. Lewis; Producer Frank N. Seltzer; Screenplay Ben L. Perry; Camera Ray Rennahan; Editor Frank Sullivan, Stefan Arnsten; Music Gerald Fried; Art Director William Ferrari

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1958. Running time: 80 MIN.

With: Sterling Hayden Sebastian Cabot Carol Kelly Eugene Martin Ned Young Victor Millan

More Film

  • Theater Plays Horror Film 'Hereditary' Trailer

    Movie Theater Plays Horror Film 'Hereditary' Trailer Before 'Peter Rabbit'

    Handicapped by a slow-moving story, Terror in a Texas Town shapes up as a routine filler for the duals. Ben L. Perry’s yarn, which he also screenplayed, revives the time-honored incident where the unscrupulous land-grabber attempts to toss the squatters off their property by hook or crook. In this case Sebastian Cabot is the No.1 […]

  • Stacey Snider Chairman and CEO 20th

    Fox Film Chief Stacey Snider Addresses Sale to Disney in Moving CinemaCon Speech

    Handicapped by a slow-moving story, Terror in a Texas Town shapes up as a routine filler for the duals. Ben L. Perry’s yarn, which he also screenplayed, revives the time-honored incident where the unscrupulous land-grabber attempts to toss the squatters off their property by hook or crook. In this case Sebastian Cabot is the No.1 […]

  • Paradigm's Liz Morentin portrait session in

    Liz Morentin Named Head of Communications for Paradigm Talent Agency

    Handicapped by a slow-moving story, Terror in a Texas Town shapes up as a routine filler for the duals. Ben L. Perry’s yarn, which he also screenplayed, revives the time-honored incident where the unscrupulous land-grabber attempts to toss the squatters off their property by hook or crook. In this case Sebastian Cabot is the No.1 […]

  • avengers infinity war

    'Avengers: Infinity War' Scores Third-Largest Fandango Pre-Sale

    Handicapped by a slow-moving story, Terror in a Texas Town shapes up as a routine filler for the duals. Ben L. Perry’s yarn, which he also screenplayed, revives the time-honored incident where the unscrupulous land-grabber attempts to toss the squatters off their property by hook or crook. In this case Sebastian Cabot is the No.1 […]

  • Ted Lim MGM

    MGM Hires Veteran Participant Media Executive Ted Lim

    Handicapped by a slow-moving story, Terror in a Texas Town shapes up as a routine filler for the duals. Ben L. Perry’s yarn, which he also screenplayed, revives the time-honored incident where the unscrupulous land-grabber attempts to toss the squatters off their property by hook or crook. In this case Sebastian Cabot is the No.1 […]

  • Rodeo Estonia Documentary

    The EFP at Hot Docs: European Docmakers Record New Cultural Shifts

    Handicapped by a slow-moving story, Terror in a Texas Town shapes up as a routine filler for the duals. Ben L. Perry’s yarn, which he also screenplayed, revives the time-honored incident where the unscrupulous land-grabber attempts to toss the squatters off their property by hook or crook. In this case Sebastian Cabot is the No.1 […]

  • ArteCareyes Ecology

    Mexico's ArteCaryes Film and Arts Festival Marries Cinema With Mother Nature

    Handicapped by a slow-moving story, Terror in a Texas Town shapes up as a routine filler for the duals. Ben L. Perry’s yarn, which he also screenplayed, revives the time-honored incident where the unscrupulous land-grabber attempts to toss the squatters off their property by hook or crook. In this case Sebastian Cabot is the No.1 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content