Violent Saturday
Violent Saturday (1955)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 1, 1955
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

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.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

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Eric Kohn
New York Press

Violent Saturday seems rooted in tradition, but as an exciting pulp story with a profound center, it manages to break all the rules.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
pretty great, like sirk meets siegel, or peyton place with armed robbery. gorgeous wide screen technicolor too
Tom S.
Some really great colors and compositions. "Stick these in your kisser and go suck on 'em. Now go back to your mother."