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The Broken Land (1962)

 -  Western  -  1 April 1962 (USA)
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A cowboy rides into a small town that is ruled with an iron fist by a corrupt sheriff. He becomes involved with a pretty young town girl and some residents who are trying to oust the ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Kent Taylor ...
Marshal Jim Cogan
Diana Darrin ...
Mavera
Jody McCrea ...
Deputy Ed Flynn
Robert Sampson ...
Dave Dunson
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Will Brocious
Gary Sneed ...
Billy
Don Orlando ...
Frenchy Douchette
Helen Joseph ...
Ruth Flynn
H. Tom Cain ...
Mr. Flynn
Robert Hinkle ...
Dave
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A cowboy rides into a small town that is ruled with an iron fist by a corrupt sheriff. He becomes involved with a pretty young town girl and some residents who are trying to oust the sheriff, resulting in a robbery, a murder and his being pursued by a vengeful posse. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Das gebrochene Land  »

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Burt Reynolds was originally cast to play Will Brocious. See more »

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[Billy picks up a gunbelt]
Billy: Well, I guess if I am going to be wanted man, I might as well wear this.
Will Brocious: Every well-dressed bad man does, Billy.
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Interesting western short.
9 March 2003 | by (Milwaukee, WI) – See all my reviews

This short 1-hour Western movie centers on a drifter who comes to a small town and has run-in with its sadistic sheriff. A string of circumstances leads to running from a posse, robbery, and murder. Considering the limited length of this movie, it's a good story, the characters are likable, the dialog is literate, the performances are good (particularly Jack Nicholson), and it's well directed. If you collect Western movies, this one is worth having.


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