Shane

Directed by George Stevens
Starring Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin

Paramount Home Entertainment | May 15, 2012 | DVD

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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.

Video Release: May 15, 2012

Theatrical Release: 1953

Runtime: 117

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment

UPC: 097360652246

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Shane

Shane

Directed by George Stevens
Starring Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin

Video Release: May 15, 2012

Theatrical Release: 1953

Runtime: 117

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment

UPC: 097360652246


Edition Description
  • Dolby SR
  • Closed Captioned
  • Color
  • Runtime: 117 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
  • Released in English

Synopsis

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.

Description

Arguably the best western ever, this classic is about a quiet gunfighter who defends homesteaders from a gang of thugs. Based on the novel by Jack Schaefer. Academy Award Nominations: 6, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor--Jack Palance, Best Supporting Actor--Brandon de Wilde. Academy Awards: Best Cinematography.

Notes

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."
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