The Broken Land (1962)

60 mins | Western | April 1962

Director:

John Bushelman

Writer:

Edward J. Lakso

Cinematographer:

Floyd Crosby

Editor:

Carl Pierson

Production Designer:

John Mansbridge

Production Company:

Associated Producers, Inc.
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HISTORY

On 14 Mar 1961, DV announced producer Robert L. Lippert’s plans to film his upcoming project, provisionally titled The Vanishing Frontier, in Arizona. Production charts in the 28 Apr 1961 DV stated that principal photography began 24 Apr 1961 in Apache Junction, AZ. Weeks later, the 19 May 1961 DV noted that the title was changed to The Broken Land. This was also the working title of the 1960 Lippert release, Walk Tall (see entry). Both productions starred Kent Taylor.
       According to the 4 Apr 1962 Var, the film was scheduled for release later that month. The 27 Jul 1962 LAT reported the 1 Aug 1962 opening in Los Angeles, CA, on a double bill with Merrill’s Marauders (1962, see entry). Months later, the 19 Jan 1963 LAT announced the film’s re-release in Los Angeles with Sodom and Gomorrah (1963, see ... More Less

On 14 Mar 1961, DV announced producer Robert L. Lippert’s plans to film his upcoming project, provisionally titled The Vanishing Frontier, in Arizona. Production charts in the 28 Apr 1961 DV stated that principal photography began 24 Apr 1961 in Apache Junction, AZ. Weeks later, the 19 May 1961 DV noted that the title was changed to The Broken Land. This was also the working title of the 1960 Lippert release, Walk Tall (see entry). Both productions starred Kent Taylor.
       According to the 4 Apr 1962 Var, the film was scheduled for release later that month. The 27 Jul 1962 LAT reported the 1 Aug 1962 opening in Los Angeles, CA, on a double bill with Merrill’s Marauders (1962, see entry). Months later, the 19 Jan 1963 LAT announced the film’s re-release in Los Angeles with Sodom and Gomorrah (1963, see entry). More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
2 Jun 1960
p. 8.
Daily Variety
7 Jun 1960
p. 8.
Daily Variety
10 Jan 1961
p. 3.
Daily Variety
14 Mar 1961
p. 2.
Daily Variety
24 Apr 1961
p. 5.
Daily Variety
28 Apr 1961
p. 6.
Daily Variety
19 May 1961
p. 6.
Daily Variety
11 Dec 1961
p. 3.
Daily Variety
2 Mar 1962
p. 7.
Los Angeles Times
27 Jul 1962
Section C, p. 10.
Los Angeles Times
13 Jan 1963
Section B, p. 6.
Variety
4 Apr 1962
p. 13.
Variety
23 May 1962
p. 9.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
SOUND
Supv sd ed
MAKEUP
Makeup
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Scr supv
Prop master
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Vanishing Frontier
Release Date:
April 1962
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 1 August 1962
Production Date:
began 24 April 1961
Copyright Claimant:
Associated Producers, Inc.
Copyright Date:
31 December 1961
Copyright Number:
LP21177
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
De Luxe
Widescreen/ratio
CinemaScope
Duration(in mins):
60
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Sadistic Jim Kogan, U. S. marshal in a small western town, unjustly imprisons Will Broicous, the son of a famous gunfighter, along with Gabe and Billy, two men who attempt to help Will. Marva Aikens, a pretty waitress, helps them escape; but Kogan and his deputy pursue and capture them. Kogan kills Billy and his own deputy and brings the others back to town, where Marva informs the townspeople of Kogan's cruel deeds. Stripped of his badge and power, Kogan is left kneeling in the street, while Marva, Gabe, and Will are set ... +


Sadistic Jim Kogan, U. S. marshal in a small western town, unjustly imprisons Will Broicous, the son of a famous gunfighter, along with Gabe and Billy, two men who attempt to help Will. Marva Aikens, a pretty waitress, helps them escape; but Kogan and his deputy pursue and capture them. Kogan kills Billy and his own deputy and brings the others back to town, where Marva informs the townspeople of Kogan's cruel deeds. Stripped of his badge and power, Kogan is left kneeling in the street, while Marva, Gabe, and Will are set free. +

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