Violent Saturday


Action / Crime / Drama / Film-Noir / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 80%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 68%
IMDb Rating 7 10 1732


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Ernest Borgnine as Stadt, Amish Farmer
Lee Marvin as Dill, Bank Robber
Victor Mature as Shelley Martin
Sylvia Sidney as Elsie Braden
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23.976 fps
1hr 30 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by hwg1957-102-265704 7 / 10

"She moves like a Swiss watch"

Three men come to a small town to rob the bank and several of the local citizens get caught up in it. It sounds simple but there is a lot going on, building slowly as the robbers make their plans and the townsfolk sort out their personal lives until the robbery itself when Saturday explodes into violence affecting the citizens for good or for ill. Filmed excellently in colour and widescreen by Charles G. Clarke and directed with a sure hand by the versatile Richard Fleischer you get to know not just the physical look of a town but the darkness beneath the sunny exteriors.

The acting all round from a reliable cast is very good. Victor Mature as the reluctant hero, Richard Egan as the unhappy mine owner, Tommy Noonan as the tormented bank manager, Margaret Hayes as the wayward wife and a bearded Ernest Borgnine as an Amish farmer to name a few. The bank robbers perfectly played by Stephen McNally, Lee Marvin and J. Carrol Naish are not branded as evil but just doing a job. Lee Marvin in his sleepless scene is splendid. The veteran Sylvia Sidney has a small role as a librarian with a secret.

Well worth a watch.

Reviewed by christopher-underwood 8 / 10

'sun-kissed noir'

Once or twice this almost slips into melodrama but a strong cast with a strong script and magical direction and cinematography keep this moving wonderfully. Described in my Blu-ray booklet as a, 'sun-kissed noir' and it is hard to argue with as the bright and sunny cinemascope visuals collide with the devilish doings of the three bad dudes in town. Filmed in copper mining town of Bisbee, Arizona, the industry is woven seamlessly into the story as the various inhabitants criss cross each others lives and we learn remarkably much as they interact with each other. There is a marvellous scene in a drug store which sells everything (I even noticed a rack of pulp paperbacks) where we follow one character in, another is already in there and there is a brief exchange as unnoticed one of the bank robbers enters to make a crucial phone call. There are also great shots as the train crosses the desert, skies as good as any of Ford's. I'm not especially a fan of Victor Mature but he does well here mixing home life, work life and heroism. Not by any means action and hip talk all the way but convincingly and entertainingly structured to great effect. Oh and just watch out for Ernest Borgnine as an Amish farmer.

Reviewed by rodrig58 9 / 10

For a moment, the death tool in the hands you don't expect

I noticed the name of Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine in the cast and I said to myself that I'll see a good thriller with a bank robbery. I was wrong. The film is a great drama, actually there are three different stories that intertwine. One is that of those who rob the bank. Then the story of the family of Shelley Martin(Victor Mature), who manages to kill 3 of those 4 gangsters. Then the story of the family of Fairchild Boyd(Richard Egan), whose wife is murdered during the robbery. Intelligent script, well played. Victor Mature in certain frames seems a clone of Sylvester Stallone. Marvin and Borgnine have smaller roles, the film is made in 1955, they are not yet the stars of the 60s, 70s or 80s. By the way, Borgnine, an Amish who hates violence, kills the gangster of all gangsters, Mister Lee Marvin, with a hayfork. Enjoy!

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