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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 ...
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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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Will Brocious: Billy, this sure is your day. You not only steal your first necklace, you break outta jail, help rob a stage, get yourself baptized in the bargain.
Billy: Yea. That's some day
Will Brocious: [to Dan] Where you going?
Dave Dunson: Gonna see what I can do with this money.
Will Brocious: You mean take it back?
Dave Dunson: Yea, that's right.
Will Brocious: Well I can just see that. You just go riding back into town, stop somebody on the street; "Pardon me Sir. I wonder if you'd mind taking this money off my hands.You see, I just broke jail this morning. Right after I tried ...
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Terrible Western--
11 May 2005 | by (Fort Worth, Texas) – See all my reviews

Except for the strangely out of water Jack Nicholson as a cowboy, this movie has nothing to recommend it. Here, he looks and sounds like a TV sidekick, the only thing missing is a comb to run through his hey, daddy-o hair. No where near as compelling as his later western, RIDE THE WHIRLWIND, which, if you think about it, is basically the same story as this one. Except, with Monte Hellman directing, it was watchable. This movie wasn't good back in the early sixties when it was made-- it certainly hasn't stood the test of time. This looks and feels like a contract obligation movie-- meaning they had a slot in the production schedule and threw this junk together to fill the opening. The direction is boring, strictly point the camera and shoot-- one take by the look of it. The female lead, a pivotal role for the last half of the movie, can be seen looking down every time she moves, to make sure she hits her mark. Unwatchable.


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