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Violent Saturday -- A number of otherwise insignificant small-town stories erupt into drama when a gang of hoodlums decides to rob the local bank.


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Sydney Boehm (screenplay)
William L. Heath (novel)
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Release Date:
April 1955 (USA) See more »
The day all Hell broke loose !
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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  (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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Additional Details

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90 min
Color (DeLuxe) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording) (optical prints) | 4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording) (magnetic prints)
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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 »
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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23 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Ahead of its time, 13 March 2000
Author: John Seal from Oakland CA

Thanks to FXM we can now see the widescreen version of Violent Saturday. Its a terrific, tense crime drama that must have been somewhat controversial in 1955. Certainly the onscreen violence is stronger than anything else I've seen from the period, except possibly Richard Widmark shoving the wheelchair down the stairs in Kiss of Death. There are definitely some hints of the future Hollywood of Sam Peckinpah--the sadistic Lee Marvin grinding a little boys hand into the ground, and a bearded Ernest Borgnine using a pitchfork on Lee towards the end of the film. Well worth catching.

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