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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 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Fresh: 29 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.7 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: Alan Ladd as Shane, Jean Arthur as Marian Starrett, Van Heflin as Joe Starrett, Brandon De Wilde as Joey Starrett, Jack Palance as Jack Wilson, Ben Johnson as Chris Calloway, Edgar Buchanan as Fred Lewis, Emile Meyer as Rufus Ryker, Elisha Cook, Jr. as Frank 'Stonewall' Torrey, Douglas Spencer as Axel 'Swede' Shipstead, John Dierkes as Morgan Ryker, Ellen Corby as Liz Torrey, Paul McVey as Sam Grafton, John Miller as Will Atkey, bartender, Edith Evanson 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

Shane Movie 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.


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Shane Rating

" Excellent "


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