Broken Lance
Starring: Spencer Tracy Director: Edward Dmytryk

Fury of the West's Most Lawless Feud!
Broken Lance
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1954
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • NTSC
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Dual Side
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Surround - English
    • Mono - English, Spanish, French
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Bonus Footage: "Fox Movietone News: Academy Awards"
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer

Disc 1/Side A: BROKEN LANCE - Widescreen Version

  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.55

Disc 2/Side B: BROKEN LANCE - Full Frame Version

  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Written by
Composition by
Cinematography by
Produced by

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1954 - Best Motion Picture Story

Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 12/08/1989
"Among the best of the non-'name' Westerns..."
Uncut - 03/01/2005
"Worth it alone for Wagner's gritty pre-Eastwood delivery....Brilliant."

Product Description:

Edward Dmytryk directed this literate Western, a remake of THE HOUSE OF STRANGERS, which is itself loosely based on Shakespeare's KING LEAR. Tyrannical cattle baron Matt Devereaux (Spencer Tracy) has raised his older sons harshly, leaving them neglected and bitter, particularly Ben (Richard Widmark). Matt's youngest son, Joe (Robert Wagner), however, receives the most attention from Matt's wife, a Comanche indian (Katy Jurado). Joe remains loyal, even taking the rap when the old man gets hauled up on charges of launching a raid on a nearby copper mine. After spending three years in jail, Joe comes home to find his dad dead from a stroke, his mother back with her tribe, and his brothers running the ranch into the ground. Joe, understandably shocked and enraged, then plots his revenge.

The film features a solid script by Richard Murphy and strong supporting performances by Hugh O'Brien, Eduard Franz, Earl Holliman and E.G. Marshall. It's interesting to see Spencer Tracy in such an unsympathetic light as the patriarch; his scenes with Jurado comprise some of the film's best moments.

Plot Synopsis:

Spencer Tracy stars in this Western drama of an autocratic patriarch and the strife and betrayal amongst his sons that threatens his cattle empire.

Plot Keywords:

Family Interaction | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: September 25, 1954.
  • Partially filmed on location in Arizona.

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  • Sales Rank: 27,163
  • UPC: 024543172758
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