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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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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)
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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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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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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Slick Vic, Snortin' Lee Plus Ernest Borgnine and His Pitchfork, 20 July 2002
Author: telegonus from brighton, ma

This is a dizzyingly silly fifties crime pic, very watchable, with some capable actors in small roles. Some of the behind-the-scenes people have done some fine work elsewhere, notably director Richard Fleischer and screenwriter Sid Boehm. There's a touch of The Asphalt Jungle in the caper aspect, while Victor Mature's businessman-father-who-didn't-serve-in the-war is out of Stanley Kramer or maybe Studio One. Richard Egan tries ever so hard to bring conviction, and does, to his flashy role of a rich boy alcoholic weakling, but doesn't have the chops to pull the part off. (I can imagine someone like Richard Baeshart might have done better, and even got an Oscar nod had been been cast.) The bad guys, a sinister-looking but bland Steve McNally, a menacing Lee Marvin, and a sometimes jovial J. Carrol Naish, do decent work. The small-town that provides the background for the crime is populated by such hick types as Sylvia Sidney and Tommy Noonan. Nothing about this movie is credible. Everything takes place in a Hollywood-manufactured world, not in itself a bad thing except that the picture makes a serious stab at realism, which is a fatal aesthetic flaw, since the story would have worked better on a smaller scale, in black and white, or on a bigger, more artificial one. The slice-of-life character study part of the picture suggests a small-town Executive Suite, while the examination of the hypocrisies and oddities of Middle America evoke the yet-to-be-made Picnic. There's deja vu all over the place in this one, though to the best of my knowledge Ernest Borgnine had never played an Amish farmer before.

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