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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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Mavera: First it was the Army uniform. Now it's a badge. Someday you'll make a mistake and stand all alone.
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Early Jack
28 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only reason to see BROKEN LAND, a low-rent western from 1962, is for a young Jack Nicholson as a hot head who tangles with a small town's evil sheriff and then teams up with two other men and a "wayward" woman who also have run afoul of the sheriff. Shot in Arizona, the film looks pretty good for a DeLuxe color print job, but the acting and dialogue are absolutely atrocious. Nicholson at least stands out with his toothy grin and hambone delivery. Apparently, Burt Reynoldsa was originally cast in the Nicholson role, not that that would have helped this turkey. All the cowpokes are laughably clean shaven with 1950s-style hairdos. The "wayward" woman of the film looks like someone's grandma in a bad wig. The entire cast consists of maybe 12 people. It is a very small town, obviously. My best guess is this was shot to fill out the bottom half of a movie bill, as it barely runs 70 minutes. Any kid watching this in a theater or drive-in must have been ready to jump off a bridge long before its short running time was played out.


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