Broken Lance
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Broken Lance
In this Western with curiously Shakespearean undertones, Matt Devereaux (Spencer Tracy) is a ranch owner who has tried to raise his sons to carry on the fierce, hard-working spirit that helped make him a success. However, as a consequence, he never learned to show them affection and treats his boys little better than the hired help. Joe (Robert Wagner), is Matt's son by Native American wife Señora (Katy Jurado). Because of Joe's mixed ethnicity, he is treated prejudicially by his three half-brothers, Ben (Richard Widmark), Mike (Hugh O'Brian), and Danny (Earl Holliman) -- all… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There may be debates about Yordan's Oscar-winning script, but Dmytryk's direction of this compelling Western is taut and the acting, especially by Tracy and Katy Jurado (Oscar-nominated), is superb."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"O roteiro (vencedor do Oscar, acredite ou não) é cheio de clichês; e o final, esquemático. Katy Jurado foi indicada ao prêmio aparentemente por dizer 'My hOsband' o tempo todo."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"It lifts its plot line from Joseph Mankiewicz's powerful 1949 House of Strangers."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"One of the earliest elegies to the dying of the West."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
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