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The Houston Story

The Houston Story

Gene Barry
Director: William Castle Cast: Gene Barry
Gene Barry
, Barbara Hale
Barbara Hale
, Edward Arnold
Edward Arnold
William Castle


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One of the many "exposes" of corporate corruption filmed in the 1950s, Houston Story was ground out with stingy efficiency by Columbia Pictures. Gene Barry plays Frank Duncan, a laborer who figures out a clever way to sneakily siphon gasoline and oil from major corporations and sell it as his own. Then he makes an absurd and foolish decision by taking his discovery to the mafia, and before long he's in boiling hot water. Houston Story is of interest for its cast of TV stars-to-be: Future "Bat Masterson" and "Burke's Law" headliner Gene Barry, daytime-drama leading lady Jeanne Cooper, and "Perry Mason" costar Barbara Hale (in a blonde wig). Edward Arnold (The Devil and Daniel Webster), he of the wicked laugh and deadly glare, co-stars as a mob-boss.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2012
UPC: 0043396413887
Original Release: 1956
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Mod
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:21:00
Sales rank: 50,253

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Barry Frank Duncan
Barbara Hale Zoe Crane
Edward Arnold Paul Atlas
Paul Richards Gordie Shay
Jeanne Cooper Madge
Frank Jenks Louie
John Zaremba Emile Constant
Chris Alcaide Chris Barker
Jack Littlefield Willie
Paul Levitt Duke
Fred Krone Marsh
Pete Kellett Kalo
Leslie Hunt Inspector Gregg
Claudia Bryar Clara
Charles Gray Stokes

Technical Credits
William Castle Director
Mischa Bakaleinikoff Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Edwin H. Bryant Editor
Henry Freulich Cinematographer
James B. Gordon Original Story,Screenwriter
Sam Katzman Producer
Paul Palmentola Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Houston Story
1. Chapter 1 [10:01]
2. Chapter 2 [10:17]
3. Chapter 3 [9:40]
4. Chapter 4 [10:00]
5. Chapter 5 [10:42]
6. Chapter 6 [10:04]
7. Chapter 7 [9:22]
8. Chapter 8 [10:38]

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