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Broken Lance (1954) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Edward Dmytryk and produced by Sol C. Siegel.

Academy Awards 1954 --- Ceremony Number 27 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActressKaty JuradoNominated
Best WritingPhilip YordanWon
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Family Discord in Edward Dmytryk's "Broken Lance"

By Rick29 on Nov 15, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

The 1954 Western Broken Lance is a curious film that is both overly familiar and more nuanced than it first appears. Father Tracy and sons Holliman, O'Brien, Widmark, and Wagner. The plot focuses on the friction between cattle baron Spencer Tracy and three of his four sons (Richard Widmark, Hugh... Read full article


Family Discord in Edward Dmytryk's "Broken Lance"

By Rick29 on Nov 15, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

The 1954 Western Broken Lance is a curious film that is both overly familiar and more nuanced than it first appears. Father Tracy and sons Holliman, O'Brien, Widmark, and Wagner. The plot focuses on the friction between cattle baron Spencer Tracy and three of his four sons (Richard Widmark, Hugh... Read full article


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Quotes from

Van Cleve: I now ask you, sir, do you remember the names Charlie Monger, Red Dog Johnson or Carlos Rameriez?
Matt Devereaux: No.
Van Cleve: The incident may be too trivial to recall. But isn't it true that you summarily hanged three of these men on the afternoon of June 4th?
Matt Devereaux: They were stealing my cattle!
Van Cleve: I thought you didn't remember them.
Matt Devereaux: I didn't ask their names!
Van Cleve: You just hanged 'em?
Matt Devereaux: By the neck until they were dead. They were thieves!


Mike Devereaux: He'll cool down... and when he does he'll make the deal. He's too smart not to. Ain't that right, Ben?
Ben Devereaux: I don't know. But anybody that throws $10,000 in a spittoon makes me nervous.


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Facts about

Had a premier at Graumans Chinese Theater in Hollywood. A huge sign was erected which extended over the forecourt proclaiming "CINEMASCOPE - TRACY-WIDMARK - BROKEN LANCE" in huge letters.
Though Katy Jurado plays Robert Wagner's mother in the film, she was only six years older than him in real life.
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