Shane (1953) was a Drama - Western Film directed by George Stevens and produced by George Stevens and Ivan Moffat.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Jack Schaefer published in 1949.
Shane was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1993.
Academy Awards 1953 --- Ceremony Number 26 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||Brandon De Wilde||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Jack Palance||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Loyal Griggs||Won|
|Best Director||George Stevens||Nominated|
|Best Picture||George Stevens, Producer||Nominated|
|Best Writing||A. B. Guthrie, Jr.||Nominated|
Joe Starrett: What difference does it make, you're leaving anyway?
Shane: I'd like it to be my idea.
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: You speaking to me?
Chris Calloway: I don't see nobody else standing there.
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Meticulous care was taken at all levels of production. All the physical props were true to the period, the buildings were built to the specifications of the time and the clothing was completely authentic. Director George Stevenseven had somewhat scrawny-looking cattle imported from other areas, as the local herds looked too well-fed and healthy.
Jean Arthur was over 50 years old when she played Marian Starrett - she was, in fact, ten years older than Emile Meyer, who plays grizzled old cattle baron Rufus Ryker.
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