Ladd, Alan

SKU: 032429274007

UPC 032429274007
Release Date 2017-05-23
Studio Paramount Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Length 118
Format Color
MPAA Rating Not Rated
Synopsis George Stevens' classic Western, adaptated from the Jack Schaefer novel, stars Alan Ladd in the title role. Riding the ranges of Wyoming's Grand Tetons, Shane stops at the farm of homesteader Joe Starrett (Van Heflin) just before Ryker (Emile Meyer), a powerful and predatory cattleman, arrives with his hired muscle to make the farmer a threatening offer for land that he intends to get by any means necessary. When Shane lets the cattle baron know that his gun will back Starrett if there's any trouble, the grateful homesteader offers the stranger a job as a hired hand, which he accepts. Joe's young son Joey (Brandon de Wilde) is drawn to the quiet stranger, whose difference from the men he knows is confirmed by the accidental revelation of a gunfighter's lightning reflexes. Shane becomes a valuable asset to the farm, but is slowly drawn into the continuing hostilities between the two opposing groups. To complicate matters, Shane feels an unspoken, and unwanted, attraction to Starrett's wife Marian (Jean Arthur). This creates a sense of ambivalence in Joe, whose son already idolizes the gunslinger. Stevens' meticulous artistry imbues the simple Western with the mythic aura of an Arthurian legend, as Loyal Griggs' beautifully composed images provide the canvas for career performances by Ladd, Heflin, Arthur, and de Wilde, in what many regard as the finest western ever made.SHANE was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1993. 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. For the scene toward the end of the movie in which Shane fights with Joe, a man in a bear suit was used to stir up the family's horses in order to add to the drama.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....There are intriguing mysteries in SHANE...
Cast Victor Young (Composer)
Ben Johnson (Star)
Elisha Cook (Star)
Jack Palance (Star)
Emile Meyer (Star)
Edgar Buchanan (Star)
Hal Pereira (Production Designer)
George Stevens (Producer)
Brandon De Wilde (Star)
Jean Arthur (Star)
Van Heflin (Star)
Jack Schaefer (Source Writer)
Loyal Griggs (Director of Photography)
William Hornbeck (Editor)
George Stevens (Director)
Alan Ladd (Star)
A.B. Guthrie (Screenwriter)
John Dierkes (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Commentary by George Stevens Jr. (production assistant and son of the late director/producer George Stevens) and associate producer Ivan Moffat Theatrical trailer Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.25000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Westerns,Feature Film Drama
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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