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|Victor Mature||Shelley Martin|
|Richard Egan||Boyd Fairchild|
|Stephen McNally||Harper (bank robber)|
|Virginia Leith||Linda Sherman|
|Tommy Noonan||Harry Reeves, Bank Manager|
|Lee Marvin||Dill, Bank Robber|
|Margaret Hayes||Mrs. Emily Fairchild|
|J. Carrol Naish||Chapman, Bank Robber|
|Sylvia Sidney||Elsie Braden|
|Ernest Borgnine||Stadt, Amish Farmer|
|Dorothy Patrick||Helen Martin|
|Billy Chapin||Steve Martin|
|Brad Dexter||Gil Clayton|
Harper (Stephen McNally) is a bank robber posing as a traveling salesman. He arrives in town, soon to be joined by sadistic benzedrine addict Dill (Lee Marvin) and bookish Chapman (J. Carrol Naish).Boyd Fairchild (Richard Egan) is manager of the local copper mine, troubled by his philandering wife (Margaret Hayes). He considers an affair with nurse Linda Sherman (Virginia Leith), though he truly loves his wife. His associate, Shelley Martin (Victor Mature), has a happy home life, but is embarrassed that his son believes he is a coward because he did not serve in World War II.Subplots involves a peeping-tom bank manager, Harry Reeves (Tommy Noonan), and a larcenous librarian, Elsie Braden (Sylvia Sidney). As the bank robbers carry out their plot, the separate character threads are drawn together. Violence erupts during the robbery. Fairchild's wife is slain and bank manager Reeves is wounded.Martin is held hostage on a farm with an Amish family. With the help of the father (Ernest Borgnine), he defeats the crooks in a savage gunfight. In the aftermath, Martin becomes a hero to his son, and Linda comforts Fairchild as he grieves for his wife.