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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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Soapish/noirish melodrama has moments but ultimately fails 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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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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28 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Soapish/noirish melodrama has moments but ultimately fails, 29 November 2001
Author: bmacv from Western New York

The same Richard Fleischer who gave us the tight, expert "The Narrow Margin" offers this kaleidoscopic slice-of-life under the guise of a heist movie. It had possibilities: the lives of several inhabitants of a small city, circa mid-century, (the kind of town which today is picturesque but impoverished and forgotten) are traced as events lead up to a bank robbery to occur at noon on Saturday. Some of the threads are 99.44-hundredths pure soap opera (the crumbling marriage), some implausible (the mousey stalker), and most of another makes little sense: it's the one about Sylvia Sydney as a librarian come upon hard times (her last name is the name of the town) -- and its coherence and point seem to have fallen to the cutting room floor. But Victor Mature as the solid (what else?) police officer gets to confront a gang of nasty villains (the young Lee Marvin among them) with the help of an Amish farmer, improbably cast by Ernest Borgnine. As in "Friendly Persuasion" and "Witness," this film gingerly accepts (if marginalizes) a minority religion only to ratify it wholeheartedly when Borgnine proves his red-blooded American manhood by abandoning his pacifist creed lock, stock and double-barrel (Hollywood's broad-mindedness only extends so far). Though ultimately episodic and unsatisfying, Violent Saturday opens a window into a mid-1950s lifestyle and mindset that makes it more interesting now than it probably was upon release.

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