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Shane (24-Apr-1953)

Director: George Stevens

Writers: A. B. Guthrie; Jack Sher

From novel: Shane by Jack Schaefer

Music Score by: Victor Young

Producer: George Stevens

Keywords: Western

Reluctant gunfighter Shane assists a Wyoming homesteading family against greedy ranchers who covet their land. Compelling story of good vs. evil. Won Oscar for Best Cinematography; received nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and two for Best Supporting Actor, Brandon De Wilde and Jack Palance. Entered 1993 into the National Film Registry.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jean Arthur
17-Oct-1900 19-Jun-1991 Only Angels Have Wings
Edgar Buchanan
20-Mar-1903 4-Apr-1979 Uncle Joe Carson on Petticoat Junction
Elisha Cook, Jr.
26-Dec-1903 18-May-1995 The Maltese Falcon
Ellen Corby
3-Jun-1911 14-Apr-1999 Grandma on The Waltons
Brandon De Wilde
9-Apr-1942 6-Jul-1972 Shane! Come back!
Van Heflin
13-Dec-1910 23-Jul-1971 Till the Clouds Roll By
Ben Johnson
13-Jun-1918 8-Apr-1996 The Last Picture Show
Nancy Kulp
28-Aug-1921 3-Feb-1991 Miss Jane Hathaway on Beverly Hillbillies
Alan Ladd
3-Sep-1913 29-Jan-1964 Shane
Jack Palance
18-Feb-1919 10-Nov-2006 Performed one-handed push-ups


Alan Ladd   ...   Shane
Jean Arthur   ...   Marian Starrett
Van Heflin   ...   Joe Starrett
Brandon De Wilde   ...   Joey Starrett
Jack Palance   ...   Jack Wilson
Ben Johnson   ...   Chris Calloway
Edgar Buchanan   ...   Fred Lewis
Emile Meyer   ...   Rufe Ryker
Elisha Cook, Jr.   ...   Stonewall Torrey
Douglas Spencer   ...   Shipstead
John Dierkes   ...   Morgan
Ellen Corby   ...   Mrs. Torrey
Paul McVey   ...   Sam Grafton
John Miller   ...   Atkey
Edith Evanson   ...   Mrs. Shipstead
Leonard Strong   ...   Ernie Wright
Ray Spiker   ...   Axel Johnson
Janice Carroll   ...   Susan Lewis
Martin Mason   ...   Ed Howells
Helen Brown   ...   Martha Lewis
Nancy Kulp   ...   Mrs. Howells


Review by Dr. Denim (posted on 13-Sep-2005)

Quite simply, the greatest western movie ever filmed and one of the greatest American movies, period. Everything about it is magnificent and much to be savored again and again: the story, the dialogue, the set decoration, cinematography, acting, music score, etc. If Shane is not in your movie collection, you don't have a movie collection.

Review by anonymous (posted on 30-Dec-2006)

A superbly awesome screen adaptation of Jack Schaeffer's 120 page (paperback edition) book. Perhaps the "GREATEST" western ever made! A wonderful love story woven in and fiction brought to real life as folks fought to build this great nation in "the old west". Wealthy "land baron" ranchers, poor dirt farmers staking claims and "Gunfighters"; Not a single ingredient missing. If you saw it--- YOU WERE THERE!

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