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Director  Lesley Selander
Music director  Paul Dunlap
Country  United States
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Romance, Western
Screenplay  John C. Higgins
Writer  John C. Higgins
Language  English
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Release date  April 1956 (1956-04)
Cast  Howard Duff (Thornton W. Wills), Lita Baron (Conchita Alvarado), Bill Williams (Deputy Marshal Bill Gentry), Douglas Fowley (Thornton W. Wills), Henry Calvin (Thornton W. Wills), Addison Richards (Marshal Wayne Forrester)
Similar movies  The Big Gundown, Warlock, Man with the Gun, A Pistol for Ringo, A Bullet for a Stranger, Hole in the Forehead
Tagline  Behind his badge was the heart of an outlaw killer!

The Broken Star is a 1956 American Western film directed by Lesley Selander and written by John C. Higgins. The film stars Howard Duff, Lita Baron, Bill Williams, Douglas Fowley, Henry Calvin, Addison Richards, Joel Ashley and John Pickard. The film was released in April 1956, by United Artists.


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A deputy marshall (Smeed) kills a ranch hand and steals a sack of gold. He claims it was a fair fight but the marshal of Arizona's Southern Territory (Forrester) has his doubts. Unknown to Smeed, there was a witness to the murder (Nachez). While the investigation unfolds, Smeed tries to cover up the evidence and eliminate people who can implicate him.

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Another deputy (Gentry), who has always admired Smeed, defends him to his girlfriend (Alvarado) but is astonished when Alvarado translates the written eyewitness account (from the Spanish) by Nachez. Smeed kidnaps Nachez, taking him to a mine, where he kills him and hides the body. Gentry shows up at the mine but is over-powered by Smeed, tied up, and left to be buried in a cave-in caused by Smeed setting a charge.

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The marshal arrives with his posse and hunts down Smeed inside the mine, using an alternate entry. In the meantime, Gentry, who survives the cave-in, unties himself and joins the hunt. The posse corners Smeed, who draws first, and is killed by Gentry. In the closing scene, Gentry (with his new bride, Alvarado), is presented with a new badge by Forrester and congratulated for being appointed to the position of marshal of Arizona's Northern Territory.


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  • Howard Duff as Deputy Marshal Frank Smeed
  • Lita Baron as Conchita Alvarado
  • Bill Williams as Deputy Marshal Bill Gentry
  • Douglas Fowley as Hiram Charleton
  • Henry Calvin as Thornton Wills
  • Addison Richards as Marshal Wayne Forrester
  • Joel Ashley as Messendyke
  • John Pickard as Van Horn
  • William 'Bill' Phillips as Doc Mott
  • Joe Dominguez as Nachez
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