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Artist: Ladd, Alan
UPC: 00032429273987
Studio: Paramount Home Video
Genre: Westerns
Screen: Wide screen
    OUR PRICE: $8.55  
Product Type: DVD
Released: April 2017
Annotation: A drifter and retired gunfighter helps a homestead family fight against an aging cattleman and his hired gunman.
Additional Information
Rating: NR
Weight: 0.12 lbs
Info: Color, Widescreen, Soundtrack English
Detailed Product Description: Video
In Print Date : 2017-04-25
Run Time : 7020
Recording Mode : (unknown)
Noise Reduction : (unknown)
Digital Process : (unknown)
Feature : (unknown)
In Print Date : 2017-04-25
Rating : Not Rated
Category : Westerns, Adventure, Classic, Family Interaction, Recommended, Theatrical Release, Family (General), Essential Cinema
Original Release Year : 1953
Released By : Paramount Home Entertainment
Area : USA
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Composer:Victor Young Score Composer - "Three Coins in the Fountain"
Star:Ben Johnson American Actor/Westerns
Star:Elisha Cook American Actor, THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)
Star:Jack Palance American Actor
Star:Emile Meyer American Character Actor
Star:Edgar Buchanan American Character Actor
Production Designer:Hal Pereira Production Designer
Producer:George Stevens American director/producer, SWING TIME (1936), GIANT (1956)
Star:Brandon De Wilde American Actor
Star:Jean Arthur American Actress
Star:Van Heflin American Actor
Source Writer:Jack Schaefer Novelist, SHANE and MONTE WALSH
Director of Photography:Loyal Griggs American Director of Photography
Editor:William Hornbeck
Director:George Stevens American director/producer, SWING TIME (1936), GIANT (1956)
Screenwriter:A.B. Guthrie Screenwriter
Star:John Dierkes American Actor
Synopsis: 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.
Release Note: DVD Features: Region [unknown]
Review: -09/03/2000
"...There are intriguing mysteries in SHANE..."