Violent Saturday
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Three bank robbers (J. Carroll Naish, Lee Marvin, Stephen McNally) case a small Arizona mining town prior to pulling a holdup. The audience get to know the various townsfolk as they're scrutinized by the crooks. Victor Mature plays a man who is a disappointment to his son because he didn't serve in the war. Tommy Noonan is a meek bank manager with a habit of spying on a pretty customer as she undresses in her second-story bedroom. Sylvia Sidney is a petty thief who has deposited her stolen funds in the bank. Margaret Hayes is the cheating wife of a local leading citizen, who is killed… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

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"Uneven small-town thriller."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Violent Saturday seems rooted in tradition, but as an exciting pulp story with a profound center, it manages to break all the rules."
‑ Eric Kohn, New York Press
"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."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"... Ernest Borgnine as a pacifist Amish farmer plunging a pitchfork into the back of the devil character played by Lee Marvin ...."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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