- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 15, 2000
- Originally Released: 1953
- Label: Paramount
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Packaging: Keep Case - Sensormatic
Aspect Ratio: Pan & Scan/Full Frame -1.33
Dolby 3.0 - English
Restored Mono - English
Mono - French
Additional Release Material:
Audio Commentary by Production Assistant George Stevens Jr. and Associate Producer Ivan Moffat
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Shane. Shane. Come back!"
Academy Awards 1953 -
Best Cinematography: Loyal Griggs
Chicago Sun-Times - 09/03/2000
"...There are intriguing mysteries in SHANE..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Acclaimed director George Stevens' legendary rendition of the quintessential Western myth earned six Academy Award. nominations, and made Shane one of the classics of the American cinema. The story brings Alan Ladd, a drifter and retired gunfighter, to the assistance of a homestead family terrorized by a wealthy cattleman and his hired gun (Jack Palance). In fighting the last decisive battle, Shane sees the end of his own way of life. Mysterious, moody and atmospheric, the film is enhanced by the intense performances of its splendid cast.
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.
Essential Cinema |
Family (General) |
Family Interaction |
- 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.