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Shane

The Greatest Story Of The West Ever Filmed!
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 25, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1953
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Shane. Shane. Come back!"

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1953 - Best Cinematography: Loyal Griggs

Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh97%

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Total Count: 34

Upright81%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 15,486
Rating: A- -- To a degree, Shane employs the good-guy/bad-guy stereotypes that characterize Westerns. But it's more complex than that. Full Review
Family Home Theater
Mar 30, 2016
Rating: 4/4 -- Western Poetry in Technicolor. Full Review
Three Movie Buffs
Oct 18, 2010
Rating: 5/5 -- "Come back, Shane!" Classic Western for the ages. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Dec 15, 2010
The simple story, the legendary hero: this is the Western tradition. But in developing his narrative George Stevens employs an unusually sophisticated technique. Full Review
Sight and Sound
Jul 6, 2018
It is a movie that takes its own measured, deliberate time finding ways to increase your pleasure. Full Review
The Nation
Sep 5, 2012
A film that continues to maintain its condition of unscathed classic, although it has its detractors. [Full review in Spanish] Full Review
Espinof
Mar 14, 2017
...There are intriguing mysteries in SHANE...
Chicago Sun-Times
Sep 3, 2000

Product Description:

George Stevens' classic Western, adaptated from the Jack Schaefer novel, stars Alan Ladd in the title role. Riding the ranges of Wyoming's Grand Tetons, Shane stops at the farm of homesteader Joe Starrett (Van Heflin) just before Ryker (Emile Meyer), a powerful and predatory cattleman, arrives with his hired muscle to make the farmer a threatening offer for land that he intends to get by any means necessary. When Shane lets the cattle baron know that his gun will back Starrett if there's any trouble, the grateful homesteader offers the stranger a job as a hired hand, which he accepts. Joe's young son Joey (Brandon de Wilde) is drawn to the quiet stranger, whose difference from the men he knows is confirmed by the accidental revelation of a gunfighter's lightning reflexes. Shane becomes a valuable asset to the farm, but is slowly drawn into the continuing hostilities between the two opposing groups. To complicate matters, Shane feels an unspoken, and unwanted, attraction to Starrett's wife Marian (Jean Arthur). This creates a sense of ambivalence in Joe, whose son already idolizes the gunslinger. Stevens' meticulous artistry imbues the simple Western with the mythic aura of an Arthurian legend, as Loyal Griggs' beautifully composed images provide the canvas for career performances by Ladd, Heflin, Arthur, and de Wilde, in what many regard as the finest western ever made.

Plot Synopsis:

Director George Stevens based this landmark western on Jack Schaefer's best-selling novel.
Shane, a handsome loner, rides into a Wyoming valley seeking refuge from his difficult past. He discovers the Starretts, a pioneer farm family looking for a hired hand. Suddenly, Ryker and his posse of gun-toting ruffians ride by and threaten to run Starrett off his farm. Ryker, a ruthless businessman, has been trying to rid the valley of homesteaders so he can expand his ranch. After witnessing this brutality, Shane decides to stay on and help out. Provoked by Ryker's boys, Shane joins the homesteader's fight, facing off with a hired gunslinger to make the valley safe for civilized folks like the Starretts. Shane's bravery wins Mrs. Starrett's heart. But this honorable horseman is going to ride off into the night alone.

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Production Notes:

  • SHANE was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1993.
  • Additional cast: Paul McVey, John Miller, Ray Spiker, Janice Carroll, Martin Mason, and Helen Brown.
  • Jean Arthur made her last big-screen appearance in SHANE.
  • For the scene toward the end of the movie in which Shane fights with Joe, a man in a bear suit was used to stir up the family's horses in order to add to the drama.

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  • Sales Rank: 10,637
  • UPC: 032429273987
  • Shipping Weight: 0.12/lbs (approx)
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