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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 ...
Chapman, Bank Robber
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Elsie Braden
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Stadt, Amish Farmer
Dorothy Patrick ...
Helen Martin
Billy Chapin ...
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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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2.55 : 1
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Many critics did not approve of the violence of the movie. 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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Irresistible 50's B-movie
8 November 1999 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Three well-dressed hoods come to a small town to rob its bank in this solid 50's B-movie, well directed by Richard Fleischer. The Peyton Place type subplots are pure soap (except maybe for a bizarre bit featuring Tommy Noonan as a milquetoast pervert), but the bank job and its aftermath are pretty good payoffs. Chief among this film's pleasures are the great supporting character actors, including Noonan, J. Carroll Naish as a veteran safecracker, Sylvia Sidney as the town's crusty librarian, and, in early performances, Lee Marvin as a sadistic thug who favors powder blue suits and Ernest Borgnine as, of all things, an Amish farmer ("I thank thee, neighbor.")! If you like typical 50's B-movies, this will definitely be a guilty pleasure -- it's worth hunting for (I found a lousy print of it that was put out by some company called Hellfire Video). How can you resist a movie starring Victor Mature and titled "Violent Saturday"!


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