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The simple story of a Wyoming range war is elevated to near-mythical status in producer/director George Stevens' Western classic Shane. Alan Ladd plays the title character, a mysterious drifter who rides into a tiny homesteading community and accepts the hospitality of a farming family. Patriarch Joe Starrett (Van Heflin) is impressed by the way Shane handles himself when facing down the hostile minions of land baron Emile Meyer, though he has trouble placing his complete trust in the stranger,
Apr 24, 1953 Wide
Aug 15, 2000
Paramount Home Video
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Brandon De Wilde
Emile G. Meyer
Elisha Cook Jr.
Chester W. Hannan
George J. Lewis
Lewis Daughter (uncr...
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Stevens' classic Western, with its inflated reputation, now looks as if it were self-consciously intended as a landmark film right from the start.
For Shane contains something more than beauty and the grandeur of the mountains and plains, drenched by the brilliant Western sunshine and the violent, torrential, black-browed rains...
There are intriguing mysteries in Shane, puzzles and challenges, not least in the title character and the way he is played by Alan Ladd.
It is a movie that takes its own measured, deliberate time finding ways to increase your pleasure.
Despite being burdened with grand pretensions, George Steven's Shane stands securely as one of the most intelligent westerns of its era.
The direction is deliberate, but the attention to detail is impressive, and the perfromances of Jean Arthur, Alan Ladd, and Brandon De Wilde are so good and restrained that they overcome the social-mythical types they're playing.
A maravilhosa fotografia que explora as amplas locações e a força do elenco já seriam o bastante para criar um ótimo trabalho. Mas é a riqueza psicológica do misterioso protagonista e de sua relação com os Starrett que torna o filme inesquecível.
Shane isn't just one of the best movies of its genre or decade -- it's one of the finest films ever made.
It's the western styled as Arthurian legend, flawlessly cast, undeniably splendid.
If the Western is the quintessential American mythology, Shane is its great knight-samurai archetype: stern in battle, mild with women and children, siding with the wronged.
An adult Western for those who still want to believe that there are guardian angels out there.
...This isn't just a western; it's a masterwork in which every little detail seems to contribute to the intensity in the air.
Arguably, the best American western ever made
The indelible, mythic granddaddy of post-modern Westerns.
Despite being burdened with grand pretensions, Shane stands securely as one of the most intelligent westerns of its era
One of the great westerns, a film that inspired many which would follow it.
Audience Reviews for Shane
- Marion Starrett: Are you doing this just for me?
- Shane: For you Marian...and Joe and little Joe.
- Joey Starrett: Shane. Shane. Come back!
- Shane: A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.
- Shane: I've heard that you're a low-down Yankee liar.
- Jack Wilson: Prove it.
- Joe Starrett: The only way I'll leave is in a pine box.
- Joe Starrett: The old-timers can't see it yet, but runnin' cattle on an open range can't go on. It takes too much space for too little results.
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