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Shane
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Alan Ladd Alan Ladd
Shane
Jean Arthur Jean Arthur
Marian Starrett
Van Heflin Van Heflin
Joe Starrett
Brandon De Wilde Brandon De Wilde
Joey Starrett
Jack Palance Jack Palance
Jack Wilson
Ben Johnson Ben Johnson
Chris Calloway
Edgar Buchanan Edgar Buchanan
Fred Lewis
Emile Meyer Emile Meyer
Rufus Ryker


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A.B. Guthrie Jr. A.B. Guthrie Jr.
(screenplay)
Jack Sher Jack Sher


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A landmark western

4 years, 6 months ago at Jan 27 11:38
2 votes
"A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that."

Shane may be a vehement western due to its adherence to a number of the genre's tropes, but it's a film which belies its genre. By the 1950s, the American western genre had become predictable, with westerns growing to the ... read more

A classic

5 years, 1 month ago at Jul 20 8:35
2 votes
Honestly, beforehand, I didn't really know what to expect but since it is a classic, I thought I should give it a try. Basically, it is a rather standard Western story about some simple farmers who are bullied by some evil cattle baron and, of course, a mysterious stranger passes by and saves the day. It doesn't sound really original and it is completely predictable but we shouldn't forget that th... read more

SHANE

5 years, 9 months ago at Nov 28 4:30
2 votes
SHANE, Paramount, 1953.
Dir. George Stevens, Perf. Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Helfin.
Review by Dominic

As young Joey Starrett (Brandon DeWilde) plays around the front of his isolated valley home, stalking a deer with an unloaded rifle, a buckskin-clad stranger (Ladd) rides in from the distance and crosses on to his family’s land. The boy is captivated by the man, w... read more
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Shane rides into a conflict between cattleman Ryker and a bunch of settlers, like the Starretts, whose land Ryker wants.
Release date: 1 October 1953
UPC: 097360652277
Tags: Western (15), 1953 (8), Drama (8), Revenge (7), 1950s (6), Friendship (6), Technicolor (5), Immigrant (5), Murder (5), Shooting (4), Adventure (4), Family (4), Fire (4), Classic (3), Farm (3), Drinking (3), Deer (3), Settler (2), Essential Cinema (2), Van Heflin (2)
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"22/3 This kind of 'hero has to help the farmers against some bad guys'-type basic western probably just isn't my thing, though I did liked to see the similarities between this and Eastwood's Unforgiven. The ending climax especially, which was actually pretty good, was almost the same with that film, if smaller. Other than that, there was something to enjoy about this maybe, but the little kid did his best to ruin any potential. At least out of the movies watched during this year, he steadily ho"


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