Violent Men (1955)

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  • VIOLENT COMPANY
    aka Rough Company


    DIRECTED BY RUDOLPH MATE
    MUSIC BY MAX STEINER
    COLUMBIA PICTURES CORPORATION




    INFORMATION FROM IMDb


    Plot Summary
    A Union ex-officer plans to sell up to Anchor Ranch and move east with his fiancee, but the low price offered by Anchor's crippled owner and the outfit's bully-boy tactics make him think again. When one of his hands is murdered he decides to stay and fight, utilising his war experience. Not all is well at Anchor with the owner's wife carrying on with his brother who anyway has a Mexican moll in town.
    Written by Jeremy Perkins, corrected by Michael Morrison


    Cast
    Glenn Ford ... John Parrish
    Barbara Stanwyck ... Martha Wilkison
    Edward G. Robinson ... Lew Wilkison
    Dianne Foster ... Judith Wilkison
    Brian Keith ... Cole Wilkison
    May Wynn ... Caroline Vail
    Warner Anderson ... Jim McCloud
    Basil Ruysdael ... Tex Hinkleman
    Lita Milan ... Elena
    Richard Jaeckel ... Wade Matlock
    James Westerfield ... Sheriff Magruder
    Jack Kelly ... DeRosa
    Willis Bouchey ... Sheriff Martin Kenner
    Harry Shannon ... Purdue
    and many more...


    Directed
    Rudolph Maté


    Writing Credits
    Harry Kleiner ... (screenplay)
    Donald Hamilton ... (based upon a novel by)


    Produced
    Lewis J. Rachmil ... producer


    Music
    Max Steiner


    Cinematography
    W. Howard Greene ... director of photography
    Burnett Guffey ... director of photography


    Trivia
    'Edward G. Robinson' may seem oddly cast in a western, but he was a rush replacement for 'Broderick Crawford' who early on in shooting fell off his horse and was injured. Robinson would later appear in the western Cheyenne Autumn (1964), this time replacing the ill Spencer Tracy who had to bail out.


    The horse stampede sequence comes from the earlier Glenn Ford Western THE DESPERADOES (1943)


    Average Shot Length (ASL) = 7.5 seconds


    Goofs
    Continuity
    The previous comment is totally incorrect as if you notice the daughter is wearing her gloves when inside the house arguing with her father. Then when she is leaving she grabs her hat from a stand next to the door and leaves.

    Memorable Quotes


    Filming Locations
    Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA
    Old Tucson - 201 S. Kinney Road, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Columbia/Warner Bros. Ranch - 411 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, California, USA

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited once, last by ethanedwards ().

  • The Violent Men is a 1955 Technicolor CinemaScope Western film drama directed by
    Rudolph Maté, based on the novel Smoky Valley by Donald Hamilton,
    and starring Glenn Ford, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson.


    The storyline involves a ranch owner who comes into conflict
    with the land grabbing tactics the big local family
    but whose own tense marriage threatens their strangle hold over the region.


    The supporting cast features Brian Keith and Dianne Foster.



    User Review


    Another Range War Western With Some Infidelity Thrown In
    17 April 2006 | by bkoganbing (Buffalo, New York)

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England