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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

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

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 <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The day all Hell broke loose !


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April 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les inconnus dans la ville  »

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$955,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording) (optical prints)| (Western Electric Recording) (magnetic prints)

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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

It's the first Twentieth Century-Fox feature produced by Buddy Adler, shortly before he replaced Darryl F. Zanuck as studio head of production in 1956. See more »

Quotes

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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Beneath The Surface
4 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Three hoodlums plot to rob a bank in a small town. But the town has secrets of its own: The bank president is a Peeping Tom. The librarian is a petty thief. The son of the strip-mine owner is an alcoholic; his wife is openly carrying on an affair with the local golf pro. The son of the strip-mine foreman is ashamed of him because he didn't fight in Word War II. The strip-mine nurse is the object of several men's sexual fantasies.

With a great tough guy turn by Lee Marvin as one of the bank robbers, alternately sniffing an inhaler and stomping on kids' fingers, and Ernest Borgnine as an Amish farmer (!) who isn't completely pacifistic. (Inspiration for WITNESS?) The strip-mining is a wonderful metaphor for the secrets that lurk just underneath the surface of a seemingly placid small town. Would be good on a double bill with BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK.


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