Violent Saturday (1955)

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Three men case a small town very carefully, with plans to rob the bank on the upcoming Saturday, which turns violent and deadly.



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Cast overview:
Shelley Martin
Boyd Fairchild
Stephen McNally ...
Harper (bank robber)
Virginia Leith ...
Linda Sherman
Harry Reeves, Bank Manager
Dill, Bank Robber
Margaret Hayes ...
Mrs. Emily Fairchild
Elsie Braden
Stadt, Amish Farmer
Dorothy Patrick ...
Helen Martin
Steve Martin
Gil Clayton


A number of otherwise insignificant small-town stories erupt into drama when a gang of hoodlums decides to rob the local bank. A father looking for pride in his son's eyes, a timid clerk who is a peeping tom by night, a man striving to rewin his wife's love, an Amish farmer faced with viciousness, and a proper older woman turned thief, all find themselves entangled with the bank robbers as a peaceful weekend turns violent. Written by Jim Beaver <>

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The day all Hell broke loose !


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Release Date:

April 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les inconnus dans la ville  »

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Box Office


$955,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording) (optical prints)| (Western Electric Recording) (magnetic prints)



Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Many critics did not approve of the violence of the movie. See more »


Bobby Martin: [while bank is being robbed] Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
Chapman, Bank Robber: C'mere kid. C'mere!
[offers candy]
Chapman, Bank Robber: Stick these in your kisser and go suck on 'em. Now go back to your mother.
Chapman, Bank Robber: Thank you!
Chapman, Bank Robber: You're welcome.
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Edited into Verifica incerta - Disperse Exclamatory Phase (1965) See more »

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Like a trip back in time!
21 November 2001 | by (Willow Grove, PA) – See all my reviews

The main reason I like this film is that the characters show what real people were like in 1955. It's a little like going back in time to an average american town where one observes various folks in everyday life including a variety of personal problems. Of course, I have always been nostalgic about the 50s as I spent my childhood in that era.

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