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The Broken Land (1962)

Approved | | Western | 1 April 1962 (USA)
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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(as John Bushelman)

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(as Edward Lakso)
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Marshal Jim Cogan
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Mavera
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Deputy Ed Flynn
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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
Bob Pollard
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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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Mavera: How long will he hold you?
Will Brocious: It's hard to tell. He's got a real bad case... like none I've ever seen.
Mavera: A case of what?
Will Brocious: I call it blood hunger. It eats away at a man's guts and it don't matter what side of the law he's on.
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Jack Nicholson Film
14 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story opens up with a drifter stumbling into a town ruled by a sheriff who trusted no one and would make certain that everyone in town lived or died by his rules.

Many people in the town would love to just up and move away but the crazy sheriff would some way convince them to stay.

There was also a woman who recently moved into town and had an affair with the sheriff and held some deep dark secrets about him, which made him want her to leave on the next stagecoach out of town.

Jack Nicholson was very young in this picture but just his appearance in the film makes it worth your while to watch and enjoy.


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