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When Swedish-American whaler George Hanson (Sterling Hayden) returns to his Texas hometown after 20 years at sea, he's shocked to learn that his father was murdered just two days prior. The feckless local sheriff (Tyler McVey) won't do anything about it, so George investigates on his own and discovers that an oil speculator (Sebastian Cabot) had his father killed for refusing to sell his land at an unfair price. Enraged, and armed only with a speargun, George goes looking for justice.

Cast & Crew

Sterling Hayden
George Hansen
Eugene Martin
Pepe Mirada
Ned Young
Johnny Crale
Victor Millan
Jose Mirada
Frank Ferguson
Deacon Matt Holmes
Marilee Earle
Mona Stacey
Tyler McVey
Sheriff Stoner
Dalton Trumbo
Screenwriter
Gerald Fried
Original Music
Ray Rennahan
Cinematographer
Stefan Arnsten
Film Editor
William Ferrari
Art Director
Rudy Butler
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Critic Reviews for Terror in a Texas Town

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  • Oct 24, 2011
    the oddest western i've seen since 'johnny guitar' and once again sterling hayden is featured. his committed performance as a swedish whaler is what keeps this film together, in spite of his pretty laughable accent. and that final scene, well what can we say? it's the only old west showdown with a whaling harpoon. you'll just have to see it for yourself. the last film from the low budget director of 'gun crazy' and 'the big combo' is really fun
    Stella D Super Reviewer
  • Oct 21, 2008
    REALLY good B western. Maybe the only film where Sterling Hayden smiles and definitely the only movie where a man brings a WHALE HARPOON to a gun fight. Great direction, editing and cinematography to boot!
    Ken S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2007
    A good little B-western. Swedish immigrant farmers in Hollywood westerns, usually called either Larson or just The Swede, are generally a bit too meek for their own good and over-reliant on the American gunslinger, e.g. John Wayne, to fight their battles for them. Though he's still a stereotype, it's nice to see Sterling Hayden's vengeful sailor kickin' ass for a change.
    Stephen M Super Reviewer

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