Shane (film)

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Shane is a 1953 American Technicolor Western film from Paramount Pictures, noted for its landscape cinematography, editing, performances, and contributions to the genre.wikipedia
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Shane is a 1953 American Technicolor Western film from Paramount Pictures, noted for its landscape cinematography, editing, performances, and contributions to the genre.
Many of the most acclaimed Westerns were released during this time, including High Noon (1952), Shane (1953), The Searchers (1956), and The Wild Bunch (1969).

George Stevens

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The picture 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.
Among his most notable films are A Place in the Sun (1951; winner of six Academy Awards including Best Director), Shane (1953; Oscar nominated), Giant (1956; Oscar for Best Director), and The Diary of Anne Frank (1959; nominated for Best Director).

Alan Ladd

Shane stars Alan Ladd and Jean Arthur in the last feature (and only color) film of her career.
Ladd found success in film in the 1940s and early 1950s, particularly in Westerns such as Shane (1953) and in films noir.

Van Heflin

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The film also stars Van Heflin and features Brandon deWilde, Jack Palance, Emile Meyer, Elisha Cook Jr., and Ben Johnson.
He also had memorable roles in Westerns such as Shane (1953), 3:10 to Yuma (1957), and Gunman's Walk (1958).

Jean Arthur

Shane stars Alan Ladd and Jean Arthur in the last feature (and only color) film of her career.
Her last film performance was the memorable, and distinctly non-comedic, homesteader's wife in George Stevens' Shane in 1953.

Shane (novel)

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The picture 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.
The novel has been translated into over 30 languages, and was adapted into the famous 1953 film starring Alan Ladd.

Jack Palance

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The film also stars Van Heflin and features Brandon deWilde, Jack Palance, Emile Meyer, Elisha Cook Jr., and Ben Johnson.
He was nominated for three Academy Awards, all for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, receiving nominations for his roles in Sudden Fear (1952) and Shane (1953), and winning the Oscar almost 40 years later for his role in City Slickers (1991).

Brandon deWilde

The film also stars Van Heflin and features Brandon deWilde, Jack Palance, Emile Meyer, Elisha Cook Jr., and Ben Johnson.
DeWilde is best known for his performance as Joey Starrett in the film Shane (1953) for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Elisha Cook Jr.

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The film also stars Van Heflin and features Brandon deWilde, Jack Palance, Emile Meyer, Elisha Cook Jr., and Ben Johnson.
Cook's acting career spanned more than 60 years, with roles in productions such as The Big Sleep, Shane, The Killing, House on Haunted Hill, and Rosemary's Baby.

Emile Meyer

The film also stars Van Heflin and features Brandon deWilde, Jack Palance, Emile Meyer, Elisha Cook Jr., and Ben Johnson. Though they have claimed their land legally under the Homestead Acts, a ruthless cattle baron, Rufus Ryker (Emile Meyer), has hired rogues and henchmen to harass them and drive them out of the valley.
Meyer provided such noteworthy performances as Rufus Ryker the cattle baron who makes a strong case for the open range in Shane (1953), as the belligerent Mr Halloran in The Blackboard Jungle (1955), cast against type by Stanley Kubrick as Father Dupree in Paths of Glory (1957) and the corrupt cop Harry Kello who intends to 'chastise' Tony Curtis in Sweet Smell of Success (1957).

Jack Schaefer

The picture 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.
His best-known work is Shane, which was made into the film Shane, and the short story "Stubby Pringle's Christmas" (1964).

Loyal Griggs

Its Oscar-winning cinematography was by Loyal Griggs.
Griggs won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for the 1953 Western Shane.

Ben Johnson (actor)

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The film also stars Van Heflin and features Brandon deWilde, Jack Palance, Emile Meyer, Elisha Cook Jr., and Ben Johnson.
Johnson played in supporting roles in Shane (1953), where he appeared as Chris Calloway, a "bad guy who makes good" after being beaten senseless by Alan Ladd, and One-Eyed Jacks (1961) starring Marlon Brando.

Douglas Spencer

Douglas Spencer as Axel 'Swede' Shipstead
Also in the western classic Shane with Alan Ladd (1953) as "Swede" and in the thriller The Glass Wall (1953).

Nancy Kulp

Nancy Kulp as Mrs. Howells
She then appeared in other films, including Shane, Sabrina, and A Star is Born.

Leonard Strong (actor)

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Leonard Strong as Ernie Wright
Strong also appeared in the movie Shane (1953) as homesteader Ernie Wright.

John Dierkes

John Dierkes as Morgan Ryker
In the 1953 film Shane, Dierkes portrays the callous Morgan Ryker with great effect, director George Stevens making good use of Dierkes' craggy features.

AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition)

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Shane was listed No. 45 in the 2007 edition of AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies list, and No. 3 on AFI's 10 Top 10 in the 'Western' category.

Ellen Corby

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Ellen Corby as Mrs. Liz Torrey
Shane (1953) as Mrs. Liz Torrey

Heaven's Gate (film)

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Although never explicitly stated, the basic plot elements of Shane were derived from the 1892 Johnson County War in Wyoming, the archetypal cattlemen–homesteaders conflict, which also served as the background for The Virginian and Heaven's Gate.
The basic plot elements of the film were inspired by Wyoming's 1892 Johnson County War, the archetypal cattlemen-homesteaders conflict, which also served as the background for Shane and The Virginian.

Gunfighter

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Shane, a skilled, laconic gunfighter with a mysterious past, rides into an isolated valley in the sparsely settled Wyoming Territory, some time after the Civil War.
Unlike other violence-themed gunslingers, Vash carries a Shane-like pacifist attitude, and avoids killing men, even dangerous enemies.

Homestead Acts

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Though they have claimed their land legally under the Homestead Acts, a ruthless cattle baron, Rufus Ryker (Emile Meyer), has hired rogues and henchmen to harass them and drive them out of the valley.
The 1953 movie Shane depicts some early homesteaders in Wyoming opposed by a cattle baron who abuse, threatens and terrorizes them, calling them "pig farmers," "sod-busters," "squatters" and other taunts and insults. When the rancher gets violent, the homesteaders are divided over whether to leave or to hold onto their claims. A drifter working on one of the homesteads reluctantly tries to take action.

AFI's 10 Top 10

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Shane was listed No. 45 in the 2007 edition of AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies list, and No. 3 on AFI's 10 Top 10 in the 'Western' category.

Edith Evanson

Edith Evanson as Mrs. Shipstead
Shane (1953) - Mrs. Shipstead