Shane (1953)

The Greatest Story Of The West Ever Filmed!

  • Genre: Drama, Western
  • Release Date: 1953-04-23
  • User Rating: 7.452/10 from 485 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 58min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: George Stevens
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A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smouldering settler and rancher conflict forces him to act.


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  • 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
  • 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
  • Ewing Miles Brown

    as Ryker Man (uncredited)
  • Bill Cartledge

    as Ryker Man (uncredited)
  • Chick Hannan

    as Ryker Man (uncredited)
  • George J. Lewis

    as Ryker Man (uncredited)
  • Jack Sterling

    as Ryker Man (uncredited)
  • Henry Wills

    as Ryker Man (uncredited)
  • Alana Ladd

    as Little Girl (uncredited)
  • David Ladd

    as Little Boy (uncredited)
  • Howard Negley

    as Yank Potts (uncredited)
  • Charles Quirk

    as Clerk (uncredited)
  • George Stevens

    as Knock Him Into That Pigpen, Chris! (voice) (uncredited)
  • Beverly Washburn

    as Ruth Lewis (uncredited)
Sound John C. Hammell Music Editor
Costume & Make-Up Edith Head Costume Design
Art Hal Pereira Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Wally Westmore Makeup Artist
Sound Harry Lindgren Sound Recordist
Sound Gene Garvin Sound Recordist
Visual Effects Gordon Jennings Visual Effects
Art Emile Kuri Set Decoration
Editing William Hornbeck Editor
Directing George Stevens Director
Production George Stevens Producer
Production Ivan Moffat Producer
Art Walter H. Tyler Art Direction
Camera Loyal Griggs Director of Photography
Crew Henry Wills Stunts
Sound Victor Young Original Music Composer
Sound Sidney Cutner Orchestrator
Sound Leo Shuken Orchestrator
Writing Jack Schaefer Novel
Writing A.B. Guthrie Jr. Screenplay
Writing Jack Sher Dialogue
Editing Tom McAdoo Editor
Sound George Parrish Orchestrator
Visual Effects Farciot Edouart Visual Effects
Lighting Vic Jones Gaffer
Crew Irmin Roberts Second Unit Cinematographer
Directing John R. Coonan Assistant Director