- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 8, 2013
- Originally Released: 1953
- Label: Paramount Catalog
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Closed-Caption
- Theatrical Trailer
- Commentary With George Stevens Jr., Production Assistant & Son Of The Late Director/Producer, George Stevens And Ivan Moffat, Associate Producer
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
- PCM Mono - English, French
- Subtitles - English
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..."
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.