Broken Lance
First screened in August 2015
Director: Edward Dmytryk. Cast: Robert Wagner, Spencer Tracy, Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Katy Jurado, Hugh O'Brian, Earl Holliman, Eduard Franz, E.G. Marshall, Philip Ober, Carl Benton Reid, Robert Burton, Robert Adler. Screenplay: Richard Murphy (based on an original screen story by Philip Yordan).

Twitter Capsule: Tentative critique of male ego, settler patriarchy. Tentative stab at frontier Lear. Tentative love story. Tentative.

VOR:   Have to give it credit for pressing against some limits and raw nerves in Native representation, the western genre, and alpha-dog idolatry, even if it hedges bets.

Photo © 1954 20th Century Fox

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Supporting Actress: Katy Jurado
Best Motion Picture Story: Philip Yordan

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