Broken Lance Reviews
Matt Devereau tries to raise four sons in the same manner as his tough upbringing with little success. Joe, the youngest and son of his 2nd wife, is treated differently because of his ethnicity. Joe loves his father and will do anything for him while the other three feel they are treated like hired hands.
This one gets a thumbs up!
When you watch this movie you will see shades of many movies that quickly followed it. You can see how it influenced films such as Giant, The Big Country, East of Eden and possibly even the western series Bonanza.
It's not as good as The Big Country but Broken Lance does have it's moments of great cinema.
Tracy is a giant in this movie compared to ham acting of Richard Widmark, Earl Holliman and Robert Wagner.
It's worth a viewing just for Tracy's performance but there is also some fine cinematography along the way.
One criticism of this movie, it could have done with more action and a better score.