Violent Saturday

1955

Violent Saturday

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80%

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68%
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68%
Average Rating: 3.4/5

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In this film, three bank robbers case a small Arizona mining town prior to pulling a hold-up, and the audience gets to know the various townsfolk as they're scrutinized by the crooks. A pacifistic Amish farmer is forced to take action when his children are threatened by the criminals.

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Critic Reviews for Violent Saturday

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  • The cast is a museum exhibit on the nigh-extinct art of scaled-in American bit acting, with the magnificent Sylvia Sidney as the daughter of a prominent family brought low, her flashing pridefulness intact, and Tommy Noonan as a peeping poltroon.

    Feb 27, 2008
  • ... Ernest Borgnine as a pacifist Amish farmer plunging a pitchfork into the back of the devil character played by Lee Marvin ....

    Apr 19, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Violent Saturday seems rooted in tradition, but as an exciting pulp story with a profound center, it manages to break all the rules.

    Feb 27, 2008

Audience Reviews for Violent Saturday

pretty great, like sirk meets siegel, or peyton place with armed robbery. gorgeous wide screen technicolor too

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

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Some really great colors and compositions. "Stick these in your kisser and go suck on 'em. Now go back to your mother."

Tom S.
Tom S.

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