The Broken Star

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Director Lesley Selander, a western specialist with humble ambitions whose work has fostered a minor cult, was the man behind the megaphone in Broken Star. Bill Williams stars as a deputy sheriff who encounters stiff resistance when he investigates the murder of a Mexican. Only dance hall girl Lita Baron and marshal Addison Richards seem interested in bringing the culprit to justice. When Williams locates the guilty man, he wishes he hadn't; it turns out to be his best friend and fellow deputy Howard Duff. Striking a blow for tolerance (in standard western terms, of course), Broken Star is a solid medium-budget job from a modest but talented craftsman.

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Howard Duff
as Deputy Marshal Frank Smeed
Lita Baron
as Conchita
William Williams
as Bill Gentry
Henry Calvin
as Thornton Wills
Douglas Fowley
as Hiram Charleton
Addison Richards
as Wayne Forrester
Joel Ashley
as Messendyke
John Pickard
as Van Horn
Dorothy Adams
as Mrs. Trail
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