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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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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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For The Fast Gun...For a Sheriff's Badge This Was The Land of Reckoning!

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Das gebrochene Land  »

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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 Before He Was a Household Name.
10 March 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very early Jack Nicholson vehicle that is nothing more than a quick B-western with some exotic Arizona Apache Zone locales. Evil small town sheriff Kent Taylor rules the community with an iron fist and several within the small landscape join forces to change things. Nicholson is way down the list on the credits as a young hothead who has an itchy trigger-finger and likes to solve things with a rifle rather than by talking things out. An extremely wishy-washy film that is shorter than most documentaries these days (the film is only about an hour in length) and sports no real recommendations anywhere across the board. Only memorable to see how Nicholson was before his "Easy Rider" days. Turkey (0 stars out of 5).


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