Shane

"Excellent"

Shane Review


When a reformed gunslinger looking to mend his evil ways stumbles upon a conflict between peace-loving sodbusters and ornery cattle ranchers in the middle of the old old West, trouble is bound to happen. And trouble is what Shane gets, as our title character (played by Alan Ladd) soon finds out as he returns to some of his rough-and-tumble ways as he tries to defend the homesteaders. Earnest and exciting, even if it's a bit white hat/black hat (Jack Palance even makes an appearance here as an evil gunman who wears, you guessed it, a black hat), Shane is one of the great westerns, a film that inspired many which would follow it.


Shane

Facts and Figures

Run time: 118 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 24th September 1953

Box Office Worldwide: $20M

Budget: $3.1M

Distributed by: Paramount Home Video

Production compaines: Paramount Pictures Corporation

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Fresh: 29 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.7 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Shane, as Marian Starrett, as Joe Starrett, as Joey Starrett, as Jack Wilson, as Chris Calloway, as Fred Lewis, as Rufus Ryker, Elisha Cook, Jr. as Frank 'Stonewall' Torrey, Douglas Spencer as Axel 'Swede' Shipstead, John Dierkes as Morgan Ryker, as Liz Torrey, Paul McVey as Sam Grafton, as Will Atkey, bartender, as Mrs. Shipstead, Leonard Strong as Ernie Wright, Ray Spiker as Johnson, homesteader, Janice Carroll as Susan Lewis, Martin Mason as Ed Howells, Helen Brown as Ed Howells, Nancy Kulp as Mrs. Howells

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