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Director:
Writers:
Sydney Boehm (screenplay)
William L. Heath (novel)
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Release Date:
April 1955 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Three men case a small town very carefully, with plans to rob the bank on the upcoming Saturday, which turns violent and deadly. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Beneath The Surface See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Victor Mature ... Shelley Martin
Richard Egan ... Boyd Fairchild
Stephen McNally ... Harper (bank robber)
Virginia Leith ... Linda Sherman

Tommy Noonan ... Harry Reeves, Bank Manager

Lee Marvin ... Dill, Bank Robber
Margaret Hayes ... Mrs. Emily Fairchild
J. Carrol Naish ... Chapman, Bank Robber

Sylvia Sidney ... Elsie Braden

Ernest Borgnine ... Stadt, Amish Farmer
Dorothy Patrick ... Helen Martin
Billy Chapin ... Steve Martin

Brad Dexter ... Gil Clayton
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adler ... Stan (uncredited)
John Alderson ... Amish Farmer on Train (uncredited)
Ellen Bowers ... Bank Teller (uncredited)
Virginia Carroll ... Carol, Martin's Secretary (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... Bart, Policeman (uncredited)

Kevin Corcoran ... David Stadt (uncredited)
Noreen Corcoran ... Anna Stadt (uncredited)
Ralph Dumke ... Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Donald Gamble ... Bobby Martin (uncredited)
Richard Garrick ... Mr. Braden (uncredited)
Raymond Greenleaf ... Mr. Fairchild (uncredited)
Robert Ivers ... Caddy, at Country Club (uncredited)
Helen Mayon ... Mrs. Pilka (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... Slick (uncredited)
Ann Morrison ... Mrs. Martha Stadt (uncredited)
Richey Murray ... Georgie (uncredited)
Joyce Newhard ... Dorothy, Librarian (uncredited)
Sammy Ogg ... Boy Pedestrian (uncredited)
Robert Osterloh ... Roy - Bartender (uncredited)

Dorothy Phillips ... Bank Customer (uncredited)
Florence Ravenel ... Miss Shirley, Bank Employee (uncredited)
Harry Seymour ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Fred Shellac ... Signalman at Fairchild Mine (uncredited)
Esther Somers ... Amish Woman on Train (uncredited)
Jeri Weil ... Amish Child on Train (uncredited)
Pat Weil ... Amish Child on Train (uncredited)
Mack Williams ... Drugstore Clerk (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Fleischer 
 
Writing credits
Sydney Boehm (screenplay)

William L. Heath (novel)

Produced by
Buddy Adler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hugo Friedhofer 
 
Cinematography by
Charles G. Clarke (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Louis R. Loeffler  (as Louis Loeffler)
 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
 
Set Decoration by
Chester Bayhi 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Kay Nelson 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Henry Weinberger .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph E. Rickards .... assistant director
Harry Mancke .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
E. Clayton Ward .... sound
William Buffinger .... recordist (uncredited)
Ralph Hickey .... sound editor (uncredited)
Sam Woodward .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Ray Kellogg .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Milton R. Krasner .... director of photography: fill-in (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director
 
Editorial Department
Leonard Doss .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Lionel Newman .... conductor
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Teresa Brachetto .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Frank Pang .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Tom Pryor .... auditor (uncredited)
 

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90 min
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2.55 : 1 See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording) (optical prints) | 4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording) (magnetic prints)
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Trivia:
The film was shot in Utah near the Bingham Canyon mine, now owned by Kennecott Copper. Most of the small towns used as locations no longer exist, they are part of the pit.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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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Beneath The Surface, 4 March 2008
Author: rabrenner from United States

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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