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      Broken Lance

      Released Sep 25, 1954 1 hr. 36 min. Western List
      86% 14 Reviews Tomatometer 62% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score A patriarchal rancher's empire is threatened by conflict within his family. On the day of his release from prison, the son of a cattle baron swears vengeance on his three half-brothers responsible for dispossessing him of his inheritance and driving his father to a fatal stroke. The ensuing story unfolds in flashback, tracing the sibling rivalries that led to the man's imprisonment. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Sep 07 Buy Now

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      Audience Member Another really good one right here and yes I highly recommended James Welch, Henderson, Arkansas, May 10, 2023 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/11/23 Full Review Audience Member The cinematography was exceptional. Interesting story. For once the white eyes weren't fighting and killing Native Americans. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review steve d Nothing special but it works ok. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review s r Well made and engaging, but a few political agendas too many. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I loved it great cast likeable story probably could have happened Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review lanfranco c A western, a family drama and more ! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Time Out Staff Time Out Strong performances, ably augmented by Joe MacDonald's lovely 'Scope camerawork. Feb 9, 2006 Full Review Ian Kane Epoch Times “Broken Lance” is a well-told and brilliantly directed Western that also features great acting, impactful drama, and lots of highly immersive cinematography Rated: 4/5 Mar 29, 2023 Full Review André Bazin L'Obs (France) What is also noteworthy is the laborious dutifulness with which CinemaScope is used in Broken Lance, which gives the mise-en-scène a rigidity that makes for a certain dryness. Such severity, as one might guess, is not for me. Jan 5, 2022 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com It's a gripping, framed familial saga of intergenerational misunderstandings, racial hang-ups, and eventually even a court-room drama. Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 20, 2020 Full Review Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine The camera work, in improved widescreen CinemaScope, is handsome. Nov 11, 2019 Full Review Mattie Lucas From the Front Row Very much a product of Hollywood studio system in the 1950's, but it's also a testament to just how good that studio system could be. Rated: 3/4 Jun 4, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A patriarchal rancher's empire is threatened by conflict within his family. On the day of his release from prison, the son of a cattle baron swears vengeance on his three half-brothers responsible for dispossessing him of his inheritance and driving his father to a fatal stroke. The ensuing story unfolds in flashback, tracing the sibling rivalries that led to the man's imprisonment.
      Director
      Edward Dmytryk
      Screenwriter
      Richard Murphy
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Twentieth Century Fox
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 25, 1954, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2013
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