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|
Shane: Do you mind putting down that gun? Then I'll leave.
Joe Starrett: What difference does it make, you're leaving anyway?
Shane: I'd like it to be my idea.
Rufus Ryker: I'll kill him if I have to.
Jack Wilson: You mean I'll kill him if you have to.
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The movie was released within a year after another landmark western, High Noon. It was actually made before the Gary Cooper film, but it spent several months in the editing rooms.
Jean Arthur, then over 50, came out of semi-retirement to play Marian Starrett, largely as a favor to her friend, director George Stevens. She would retire completely from the film business after this picture.
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