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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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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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El juez maldito  »

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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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Brevity, thy name is The Broken Land
23 December 2001 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

This early 60s western would be totally forgotten if not for a performance by a young Jack Nicholson. The film barely clocks in at 60 minutes, IMDb timing notwithstanding, and its bare bones screenplay tries to to far too much in that brief span. Characters are thinly drawn and poorly (and bizarrely) motivated. Not much to recommend here except for Jack completists.


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