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The Violent Men

The Violent Men

Rudolph Maté (1955)

PG Certificate


Our Score
This well-cast but under-scripted western reunites two of the stars of Double Indemnity. Edward G Robinson plays a disabled land baron who discovers that his venal wife Barbara Stanwyck is in love with his brother, played by the ever-excellent Brian Keith. Into this positively seething morass of emotion walks rancher Glenn Ford, intent on pacifying the townsfolk who've turned against the unscrupulous, empire-building Robinson. There's real star power on display here, and Ford is superb, but the whole isn't quite as good as the sum of its parts.


A ruthless cattle baron sets out to create his own private empire, no matter what the cost. When he resorts to murder, he makes an enemy of a civil war veteran, while his lust for power drives his wife into the arms of his younger brother. Western, starring Edward G Robinson, Barbara Stanwyck and Glenn Ford.

Cast & Crew

John Parrish Glenn Ford
Martha Wilkison Barbara Stanwyck
Lew Wilkison Edward G Robinson
Judith Wilkison Dianne Foster
Cole Wilkison Brian Keith
Caroline Vail May Wynn
Jim McCloud Warner Anderson
Director Rudolph Maté
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Violence. Available on: Available on video and DVD


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