| Rating: 3/5, April 19, 2011 There they imprison him and Stadt's family in the barn's hayloft, while they take Shelley's car to town. by Felicia Feaster. Title: VIOLENT SATURDAY. Meanwhile the civilians inevitably to be caught in the Coming Soon. Harper sets the car on fire, and Shelley and the family push it outside to prevent the barn from burning. Violent Saturday Introduction. Earn points. But even with Adler now in charge, the legend of Zanuck still held sway. Violent Saturday is a 1955 crime drama directed by Richard Fleischer. Cinemark You're an alcoholic and I'm a tramp." Cinemark Boyd Fairchild (Richard Egan), a cuckold, still loves his wife. 1h 31m 1955. Length: 124 pages. Compulsion (1959) The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing. The percentage of users who rated this 3.5 stars or higher. All Critics (5) Please reference “Error Code 2121” when contacting customer service. William L. Heath's novel, which appeared in Cosmopolitan in February 1955 as one of their "complete mystery novel" features, was published in conjunction with the release of the film. Every 4 Tickets = $5 For You. However, after Chapman rams Shelley's car through the barn door, Shelley shoots and kills him. scenes and panning across the vast canvas to pick out threads of Amazon.com: Violent Saturday: Lee Marvin, Victor Mature, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Egan, ... Also, the DVD has wonderful picture (colour) and sound quality. Violent Saturday (1955) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Linda is sympathetic to Boyd and helps him home, although she resists his advances because he is married. The By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy Just leave us a message here and we will work on getting you verified. have it this way than not at all." Copyright © Fandango. You Might Also Like. Joined by Dill (Lee Marvin) and Chapman (J. Carrol Naish), Harper and his gang hole up in the Bradenville Hotel where they plot their robbery of the local bank. act of violence befitting a rural noir. glossy spaces. in the long lead-up to the robbery, a mix of heist film The widescreen production is in color and takes place almost Shelley Martin (Victor Mature) is a man who yearns for his son's respect. (Even Naish can't noir. Offers. RICHARD EGAN Actor. desperate stand against the brutal bank robbers brings a Crowther was especially struck by Lee Marvin who he called "the Number 1 sadist of the screen." Harper, meanwhile, discovers a small Amish farm outside town, and realizes that the hospitable farmer, Stadt, has no phone or other means of modern communication or transportation. veteran who keeps the talkative Marvin in line. Violent Saturday (1955) is that rare bird, a rich and strange hybrid of film noir and melodrama. Others were not so forgiving. serves the climactic conflict very well. an illustrated 8-page booklet with an essay by Julie Kirgo. When one of the children is wounded by Harper's gunfire, Shelley kills Harper and is shot in the leg by Dill. ", Alright but not as good as I thought it was gonna be. crossfire of the robbery are introduced: a self-pitying drunk crime, Starring Victor Mature, Richard Egan, Stephen McNally, Virginia Leith, Tommy Noonan and Lee Marvin, "Violent Saturday" (also known as "Tod am Samstag", "Sabato tragico", "Sensation am Sonnabend") is a Crime/Drama film directed by Richard Fleischer, released in the USA in April of 1955. Get a $5 reward for a movie on us. heist. A small town erupts into drama when a gang of hoodlums decides to rob the local bank. Trivia The year before, Victor Mature, Ernest Borgnine and Richard Egan were all in the big budget Biblical epic Demetrius and the Gladiators (the sequel to The Robe, that featured Mature). Buy tickets. According to Hollywood Reporter news items, the film was shot on location in Bisbee and at the Tucson Country Club in Tucson, AZ. When Emily arrives home, Linda warns her to stop humiliating Boyd, or she will accept his offer to run away with him. co-stars as an Amish farmer whose out-of-town spread is chosen by There are no melodramatic The film was shot in the town of Bisbee, Arizona, an old copper mining town, and at the Tucson Country Club. Screenwriter Sydney Boehm (The Big Heat [1953], Shock Treatment [1964]) based his screenplay on a story by William L. Heath, which appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine in February 1955. Like she'd never been alive")." stop the surly sadist from bullying a little kid who bumps into him Just before dawn, Emily awakens Boyd, and after a heartfelt discussion, they decide to renew their love and take a vacation together. addiction to a nasal inhaler, and J. Carrol Naish, a more cautious But this was Sylvia Sidney for God's sakes." which means it loses sharpness and clarity when blown-up to fill In another New York Times article about violence in films, the same writer declared that the violence in Violent Saturday "has no moral purpose or point" and "the fact that the farmer, by his nature and religion, deeply abhors violence is the only remotely philosophical-and then defeatist-point in the film." Fleischer's autobiography provided many examples of Zanuck's eccentric, autocratic style but an often uncanny ability to craft great films. widescreen monitor. Recalled Fleischer in his autobiography Just Tell Me When to Cry, "Adler was the new fair-haired boy, the screenplay showed promise, and Fox was the place I wanted to be. widescreen sets. Your AMC Ticket Confirmation# can be found in your order confirmation email. Bank manager Harry Reeves (Tommy Noonan) is a voyeur, while librarian Elsie Braden (Sylvia Sidney) is a thief. "The influence of Zanuck was pervasive," recalled Fleischer. by Sean Axmaker, In the unique marriage of heist caper and overheated melodrama, Violent Saturday (1955), a trio of bandits enter the quiet small Arizona mining town of Bradenville led by criminal mastermind Harper (Stephen McNally) who is masquerading as a costume jewelry salesman. Please click the link below to receive your verification email. Receive a $10 Reward. A father looking for pride in his son's eyes, a timid clerk who is a peeping tom by night, a man striving to rewin his wife's love, an amish farmer faced with viciousness, and a proper older woman turned thief, all find themselves entangled with the bank robbers as a peaceful weekend turns violent. | Top Critics (3) This 10-digit number is your confirmation number. On the other hand, in the context of the Cold War, its choice of the character who best represents masculinity is unsurprising. robbery--in rural settings, the urban poison reaching into the STEPHEN MCNALLY Actor. with strong, handsome compositions and fluidly paces the According to the Hollywood Reporter review, the picture was "one of the lowest-budgeted films ever shot in CinemaScope and De Luxe color." I'd already worked with some pretty fair names: Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, James Mason. the robbers as a rendezvous point and Brad Dexter, famed as one of Your Ticket Confirmation # is located under the header in your email that reads "Your Ticket Reservation Details". Violent Saturday. characters. scheming double cross in the story. Twilight Time is restricted by the masters Forgot your password? To get the proper gesture of rage, Borgnine said "I caught sight of myself in the beard and overalls and I imagined I was John Brown-a fellow Connecticut native, as it happens-at Harpers Ferry fighting off the soldiers of Robert E. Borgnine recounted that Victor Mature had a very "me vs. them" attitude about movie studios and wasn't inclined to do anything dangerous after he broke his leg doing a stunt for Columbia and was never compensated for his injury. Three bank robbers are about to pull a big heist on a small Arizona mining town, but first they spend time casing the town to get to know the various townsfolk. Lee Marvin Cast. At the Bradenville library, librarian Elsie Braden steals a pocketbook after receiving a notice from banker Harry Reeves that her loan payments are past due. drama, November 17, 2011 Coming Soon, Regal distinctive subgenre of criminal violence--in this case a bank in the script by Sidney Boehm (The Big Heat): "We can't By opting to have your ticket verified for this movie, you are allowing us to check the email address associated with your Rotten Tomatoes account against an email address associated with a Fandango ticket purchase for the same movie. Shelley Martin (Victor Mature) is a man who yearns for his son's respect. Place reveals, is not so innocent after all. Just below that it reads "Ticket Confirmation#:" followed by a 10-digit number. Jamieson's Twilight Time partner] and I have a real penchant for Whenever you need tears...just tell me when to cry." provided by 20th Century Fox and co-founder Brian Jamieson In the unique marriage of heist caper and overheated melodrama, Violent Saturday (1955), a trio of bandits enter the quiet small Arizona mining town of Bradenville led by criminal mastermind Harper (Stephen McNally) who is masquerading as a costume jewelry salesman. Director: Richard Fleischer Charles G. Clarke Cinematography. As you can deduce from my comments, I wholeheartedly recommend it. All three large, muscular actors were gladiators, and Mature and Egan played bitter enemies. | Rating: 2/5 According to news items, Twentieth Century-Fox originally planned to have the film's premiere in Lancaster, PA, an Amish community. After Chapman calls in a false traffic accident to distract the police, they rob the bank. loft; bank patrons doubling up and crumpling to the floor, victims To view this content, please use one of the following compatible browsers: Crooks trigger a series of crises when they try to rob a small town bank. Hayes); a nebbish (and married) bank manager (Tommy Noonan) they converge, criminals and bystanders all, at the high noon The stalwart and stiff Mature feels miscast amidst this ERNEST BORGNINE Actor. Cinematography: Charles G. Clarke Now go back to your mother. Violent Saturday. His direction is measured and meticulous and the As Dill reloads his gun, Stadt stabs him to death with a pitchfork, then asks God's forgiveness. A superb cast featuring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Egan, Victor Mature. gorgeous wide screen technicolor too, Some really great colors and compositions. surprising, is startlingly effective in its savage directness: an explosive film--but settles into a mood of anxiety and anticipation Stephen Mcnally Harper . Just confirm how you got your ticket. Production Design: Lyle R. Wheeler, George W. Davis Producer: Buddy Adler . That night at home, Shelley and his wife discover that Steve has been fighting because he is jealous that his best friend's father fought at the front, while Shelley was enlisted by the government to increase his copper production during the war. Harper, a bank robber who is posing as a costume jewelry salesman, checks into a hotel in Bradenville, a small town adjacent to a mine. It stars Victor Mature, Richard Egan, Lee Marvin, Stephen McNally, J. Carrol Naish, Tommy Noonan, Ernest Borgnine, Virginia Leith and Sylvia Sidney. The Time reviewer noted that in the scene in which "Stadt" murders the robber, "the morality of violence is brought vividly into question, and the question has seldom been answered with more pith and natural majesty." Lee Marvin Actor. Shelley initially refuses to turn over the keys to a truck, but decides to relent out of respect for Stadt. He never offers the human dimension the rest of the While the Saturday of this film indeed erupts into violence, the Screenplay: Sydney Boehm from a novel by William L. Heath Showing as part of. | Rotten (1). trying to be the hero his son wants him to be. Screenwriter: Sydney Boehm. Lee." No information about subsequent premieres has been found. "You could feel it in the air. Stadt refuses to help Shelley defend them because the Amish are avowed pacifists. One reviewer observed "the morality of violence is brought vividly into question, and the question has seldom been answered with more pith and natural majesty." The slow-burn melodrama, teased out in the long lead-up to the of Fox melodramas but Fleischer, a veteran of gritty, low-budget kid's hand.) Fleischer was beside himself, "The aura of her stardom still overpowered me. The image is an example of a ticket confirmation email that AMC sent you when you purchased your ticket. The Magnificent Seven but much busier as one of Hollywood's While Fleischer's direction tends to the understated, he delivers a ©2021 Turner Classic Movies, Inc. A WarnerMedia Company. VICTOR MATURE Actor. Ernest Borgnine It is based on a novel of the same name written by William I. Heath. color and clarity, and it holds up when zoomed out to fill a In his autobiography, Fleischer recalled how Sidney sat and knit in her movie trailer while he explained in excruciating detail, her character's psychology and motivation. this film and we figure there were a lot of other folk out there Those limitations aside, it is an excellent master, with strong Vastly underrated at the time of its release, Violent Saturday is enjoying a much better critical reassessment now, thanks to the release of a new 35mm print that has been playing high profile repertory cinemas like New York City's Film Forum. crime thrillers, puts an edge to the stories that play out in the Harry attempts to shoot the robbers, but is killed by Dill, who also shoots Emily. But when a gang of criminals led by the vicious Harper (Stephen McNally) holds up the town's bank, all of their lives change dramatically. His wife Pamela Marvin recounted in Lee: A Romance, "Lee said he spent most of the time trying to hide behind his own hand, turning his back or anything else he could do to disappear, he felt the movie was so bad." child a fistful of candy], and go back down and suck on 'em." Read More. |, pretty great, like sirk meets siegel, or peyton place with armed robbery. performances subdued and, as the robbery nears, his pacing is Ernest Borgnine Cast. In addition, some exteriors were shot at the Twentieth Century-Fox ranch in Malibu, CA. Violent Saturday is directed by Richard Fleischer and adapted to screenplay by Sydney Boehm from the novel of the same name written by William L. Heath. "innocence" of small town America, which as this sub-Peyton An astutely cast and interesting slice of Americana with … entirely in daylight with nary a long shadow on the screen or a and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. 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