A Union ex-officer plans to sell up to Anchor Ranch and move east with his fiancee, but the low price offered by Anchor's crippled owner and the outfit's bully-boy tactics make him think ... See full summary »
A Union ex-officer plans to sell up to Anchor Ranch and move east with his fiancee, but the low price offered by Anchor's crippled owner and the outfit's bully-boy tactics make him think again. When one of his hands is murdered he decides to stay and fight, utilising his war experience. Not all is well at Anchor with the owner's wife carrying on with his brother who anyway has a Mexican moll in town. Written by
Jeremy Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>, corrected by Michael Morrison
'Edward G. Robinson' may seem oddly cast in a western, but he was a rush replacement for 'Broderick Crawford' who early on in shooting fell off his horse and was injured. Robinson would later appear in the western Cheyenne Autumn (1964), this time replacing the ill Spencer Tracy who had to bail out. See more »
When daughter Judith Wilkison (Dianne Foster) leaves the ranch after a fight, she runs out and rides away on her horse. She leaves the house hatless and gloveless. The next scene on her horse shows her wearing her hat and gloves. Granted, the gloves may have been in her pockets, but one doesn't leave one's hat on a horse... See more »
The Violent Men is pretty good western that certainly benefits from its excellent cast.
Edward G. Robinson is the big rancher trying to squeeze out the smaller ranchers one of whom is Glenn Ford. Ford is ready to sell to appease his fiance (May Wynn) until Robinson's ambitious brother (Brian Keith) murders one of Ford's hands. Then you know what happens next.
Barbara Stanwyck is along as Robinson's scheming wife the kind of role in which she specialized. Dianne Foster plays their daughter who comes to admire Ford.
The Violent Men is nothing more than a "B" plot with an "A" movie cast but it is very well done.
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