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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 »

Director:

John A. Bushelman (as John Bushelman)

Writer:

Edward J. Lakso (as Edward Lakso)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kent Taylor ... Marshal Jim Cogan
Diana Darrin ... Mavera
Jody McCrea ... Deputy Ed Flynn
Robert Sampson ... Dave Dunson
Jack Nicholson ... Will Brocious
Gary Sneed Gary Sneed ... Billy
Don Orlando Don Orlando ... Frenchy Douchette
Helen Joseph Helen Joseph ... Ruth Flynn
H. Tom Cain H. Tom Cain ... Mr. Flynn
Robert Hinkle Robert Hinkle ... Dave
Bob Pollard 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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For The Fast Gun...For a Sheriff's Badge This Was The Land of Reckoning!

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das gebrochene Land See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Burt Reynolds was originally cast to play Will Brocious. See more »

Quotes

[Billy picks up a gunbelt]
Billy: Well, I guess if I am going to be wanted man, I might as well wear this.
Will Brocious: Every well-dressed bad man does, Billy.
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The Broken Dialogue
19 May 2018 | by LouAbbottSee all my reviews

A young Jack Nicholson is the only reason to watch this film. Jack was 25 years old when he appeared in "The Broken Land." At first, I didn't even recognize him, or even his classic one-of-a kind voice. Jack's the only actor in the cast (veteran Kent Taylor comes in second) who can bring to life the lousy dialogue. With a 60 minute run time (the "director's cut" is 75 minutes, according to IMDb), at least it goes by quickly. Maybe this film was the bottom half of a drive-in double feature (if anyone remembers drive-ins). If one does remember drive-ins, there was undoubtedly more action going on in the back seat of Daddy's Chevy then on the screen. Could be grindhouse material as well.


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