Directed by George Stevens ("Giant"), this sagebrush classic stars Alan Ladd as Shane, a retired, laconic gunfighter who comes to the assistance of a homestead family when they are terrorized by a wealthy cattleman (Emile Meyer). As the clan's young son Joey (Brandon deWilde) begins to idolize him, Shane is forced to do battle with a hired gun (Jack Palance) to protect everything he believes in. With Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Ben Johnson; based on the 1949 novel by Jack Schaefer.
Gunfights -- Wyoming -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Outlaws -- Wyoming -- Fiction.
Shane (Fictitious character : Schaefer) -- Fiction.
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Buchanan, Edgar, 1903-1979, actor.
De Wilde, Brandon, 1942-1972, actor.
Griggs, Loyal, director of photography.
Guthrie, A. B., Jr. (Alfred Bertram), 1901-1991, screenwriter.
Heflin, Van, 1910-1971, actor.
Hornbeck, William, 1901-1983, editor of moving image work.
Johnson, Ben, 1918-1996, actor.
Ladd, Alan, actor.
McAdoo, Tom, editor of moving image work.
Palance, Jack, 1919-2006, actor.
Paramount Pictures Corporation, film distributor.
Stevens, George, 1904-1975, film producer, film director.
Young, Victor, 1900-1956, composer.
motion picture adaptation of (work): Schaefer, Jack, 1907-1991. Shane.