Violent Saturday is a 1955 crime drama directed by Richard Fleischer. It is based on a novel of the same name written by William I. Heath. Upon arriving in the small mining town of Bradenville, criminals Harper (Stephen McNally), Dill (Lee Marvin) and Chapman (J. Carrol Naish) decide to rob the local bank. Pretending to be a jewelry salesman, Harper observes the procedure at the bank and diligently prepares for the heist. Meanwhile, the townspeople of Bradenville deal with personal problems. The mine owner's son, Boyd Fairchild (Richard Egan), is in a love triangle with his wife Emily (Margaret Hayes) and a nurse named Linda Sherman (Virginia Leith). Shelley Martin (Victor Mature), the mine manager, deals with his son, and librarian Elsie Braden (Sylvia Sidney) turns to crime to pay her bills. The lives of all of the townspeople will collide with those of Harper, Dill and Chapman when the bank robbery begins.