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Broken Lance (1954) (DVD)
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The epic 1954 Oscar-winning Western from 20th Century Fox directed by Edward Dmytryks, based on Shakespeare's King Lear.

Starring Spencer Tracy, Katy Jurado and Robert Wagner.

Winner of the 1955 Oscar for Best Writing by Philip Yordan. This tale of greed, corruption and revenge is known as one of the best Westerns ever made.

A powerful tale of the lives of a rancher and his four sons, set in 1880's Arizona.

Cattle baron Matt Devereaux (Spencer Tracy) rules his vast empire with a ruthless hand. Matt's greatest loves are for his Indian wife, Princess (Katy Jurado) and their son Joe (Robert Wagner).

Matt's three sons from a previous marriage are jealous and deeply resent them for being their Father's favourites. When Devereaux illegally raids a copper mine that has been polluting his water, it leads to trouble for his youngest son.

Joe takes the blame for his fathers crime and is sent to jail. But when Joe emerges from prison he finds that his world has changed. His rebellious step-brothers have driven his mother away and destroyed their father's cattle empire.

What the Press Said:

"A magnificently grizzled Spencer Tracy stars in the role he was born to play - King Lear. "-- Radio Times

"Spencer Tracy's delineation of the stern, white-haired beef tycoon is artistic". --New York Times

Running Time: 90 minutes
Region: Region 2

Release Date: 12/05/2014


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