The Violent Men

1955

The Violent Men

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This western follows the struggle of peace-loving rancher John Parrish as he tries to prevent being driven off of his land by wealthy crippled landowner Lew Wilkinson. However, when one of Parrish's men dies at the hands of one of Wilkinson's thugs, Parrish puts aside his pacifism.

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Glenn Ford
as John Parrish
Barbara Stanwyck
as Martha Wilkison
Edward G. Robinson
as Lee Wilkison
Dianne Foster
as Judith Wilkison
Brian Keith
as Cole Wilkison
May Wynn
as Caroline Vail
Warner Anderson
as Jim McCloud
Basil Ruysdael
as Tex Hinkleman
Richard Jaeckel
as Wade Matlock
Jack Kelly
as DeRosa
Peter Hanson
as George Menefee
James Anderson
as Hank Purdue
William Phipps
as Bud Hinkleman
Edmund Cobb
as Anchor Rider
Raymond Greenleaf
as Dr. Henry Crowell
John Halloran
as 2nd Farmer
Walter Beaver
as Hinkleman's Son
Robert Bice
as Tony, Parrish Ranch Hand
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  • May 23, 2018
    It's a very typical Western, that of a greedy and rich ranch owner (E.G. Robinson?!?) trying to force out all the fence building little guys. The twist is that his wife (Babs Stanwyck, naturally) is really behind all the devious machinations. Glenn Ford is simply the John Wyck of this film, the little guy who's dog they killed, little knowing what hell would come next. It'll do.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • May 09, 2009
    i'm so glad i watched violent men today instead of a john ford western that was also on. violent men is action packed throughout and all the baddies get their comeupance. although you couldn't ever call it a classic or amazing you can call it solid. it's the prime example of what every western should be. scintillating! who played the mother? the nasty cow? was that barbara stanwyck or was it dianne foster? somebody feel free to tell me
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Apr 01, 2007
    Lurid way over the top western with Barbara oozing malevolence.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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