The Violent Men

  • PG
  • Rudolph Maté (1955)
  • US
  • 91 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Western starring Glenn Ford, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G Robinson. Pacifist rancher John Parrish finds it impossible to control his anger at the ruthless antics of land baron Lew Wilkison, and realises that the only way he can stop Wilkison is to resort to violence.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Rudolph Maté

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Violence.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG
Distributor:
5/9/2011
Categories
Drama

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