Broken Lance
Broken Lance (1954)

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,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 25, 1954
DVD Release Date: May 24, 2005
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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

This sturdy Western is basically William Shakespeare by way of Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

One of the earliest elegies to the dying of the West.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

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.

Dennis Schwartz
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It lifts its plot line from Joseph Mankiewicz's powerful 1949 House of Strangers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
While Fox's May 18, 2005 DVD release of their 1954 film "Broken Lance" includes both Widescreen and Full Screen Versions (or Pan & Scan), it… More