Terror in a Texas Town (1958)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Western  |   Release Date - Aug 25, 1958 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This near-legendary western stars Sterling Hayden as George Hanson, the son of a Swedish seaman-turned-farmer (Ted Stanhope). When he runs afoul of town boss Ed McNeil (Sebastian Cabot), Hanson's father is gunned down by McNeil's henchman Johnny Crale (Ned Young). Knowing full well that he can expect no help from the town's corrupt sheriff (Tyler McVey), Hanson takes matters in his own hands. Tension mounts steadily until the unforgettable climactic showdown, wherein Hanson arms himself with a harpoon! Extremely well written by Ben L. Perry, Terror in a Texas Town was one of the last directorial efforts of cult favorite Joseph H. Lewis.

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corruption, father, harpoon, henchman, killing, oil-man, revenge, sheriff, showdown, whaler