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      The Violent Men

      1955 1h 36m Western List
      Reviews 69% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Former Union soldier John Parrish (Glenn Ford) wants to sell his ranch and start a new life by settling down out east. However, the ruthless tactics of Lew Wilkison (Edward G. Robinson), the scheming businessman interested in his property, make Parrish reconsider the move, especially after one of his ranch hands is murdered. Adding to the increasingly tense conflict is Wilkison's wife, Martha (Barbara Stanwyck), who is cheating on her husband with his brother, Cole (Brian Keith). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Ian Kane Epoch Times “The Violent Men” lives up to its title with its intense action sequences, but it also offers a nuanced exploration of its characters and themes. Rated: 4/5 May 1, 2024 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: B+ Feb 23, 2013 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Robinson, Ford, Stanwyck and Keith know how to act. Rated: B+ Jun 17, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      j F Great acting, script, and even for a western, great scenery in technicolor. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/27/23 Full Review Camille J The Violent Men is an age old story written in blood of the old west, and the cattlemen willing to die or kill for the land. However, this film brings with it decades of experienced actors to retell the narrative with believable delivery of dialogue with all the vileness of the human heart. This film also brings with it such beautiful photography, and a music score that brings the excitement of the story full circle. I recommend the film with 3 1/2 stars. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 08/22/23 Full Review Steve D Average western with great cast. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/01/23 Full Review james g Glenn Ford is great. The rest of the cast very good and worth a watch. Story sort of typical for the genre. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review kevin w It's a very typical Western, that of a greedy and rich ranch owner (E.G. Robinson?!?) trying to force out all the fence building little guys. The twist is that his wife (Babs Stanwyck, naturally) is really behind all the devious machinations. Glenn Ford is simply the John Wyck of this film, the little guy who's dog they killed, little knowing what hell would come next. It'll do. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member 151228: Between the vindictive, self-serving, backstabbing Martha Wilkinson (Barbara Stanwyck) and the ultimatum wielding Caroline Vail, the women in this film got me riled. I was sucked right in by this duo and further by John Parish's (Glenn Ford) apparent unwillingness to invest in protecting his employees, friends and community. And that was all before the film was half over. I was so annoyed I was almost going to it off but then things started to go the way this old western fan wanted, and was conditioned to expect. Martha's true black-hearted nature was revealed, Parish turned out to be as coy as I had hoped and it wasn't over yet. Corruption and vigilante justice was to follow. Moviegoers must have reviled Stanwyck for years afterwards? Credit to such an old western for playing me so well. It's been awhile since I felt this passionate about a story. To top it off, there is an impressive stampede scene near the end as well as a realistic Wild Bill Hickok, Davis Tutt showdown. This film has it all and is now one of my favorites. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Former Union soldier John Parrish (Glenn Ford) wants to sell his ranch and start a new life by settling down out east. However, the ruthless tactics of Lew Wilkison (Edward G. Robinson), the scheming businessman interested in his property, make Parrish reconsider the move, especially after one of his ranch hands is murdered. Adding to the increasingly tense conflict is Wilkison's wife, Martha (Barbara Stanwyck), who is cheating on her husband with his brother, Cole (Brian Keith).
      Director
      Rudolph Maté
      Producer
      Lewis J. Rachmil
      Production Co
      Columbia
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 21, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 36m
      Sound Mix
      Stereo
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