A great film for kids and adults-with all the Western tropes in full gear. Tad slow. 3.5/4
almost 3 years
My fave book. shame about the film
over 5 years
Another classic. This film ticks boxes that's pretty much all I can say. Box ticking film.
over 5 years
Kind of hokey, but still one of the more enjoyable westerns I've seen.
It lived up to the hype...but Alan Lad was so short
Can I drink?.. Sure sarsaparilla.. Sarsaparilla? who drinks sarsaparilla? Shane does #NCIS
Shane is a 1953 American Western film from Paramount. It was produced and directed by George Stevens from a screenplay by A.B. Guthrie Jr., based on the 1949 novel of the same name by Jack Schaefer. Its Oscar-winning cinematography was by Loyal Griggs. The film stars Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur (in her last film after a thirty-year career) and Van Heflin, and features Brandon De Wilde, Elisha Cook Jr., Jack Palance and Ben Johnson.
Shane was listed #45 in the 2007 edition of AFI's 100 Years…100 Movies list and #3 on AFI's 10 Top 10 in the category Western.
A stranger who calls himself Shane (Alan Ladd) drifts into an isolated valley in the sparsely settled territory of Wyoming. It soon becomes apparent that he is a gunslinger, and he finds himself drawn into a conflict between simple homesteader Joe Starrett (Van Heflin) and powerful cattle baron Rufus Ryker (Emile Meyer), who wants to force Starrett and every other homesteader in the valley off the land. Shane accepts a job as a farmhand,...