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|
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.
In the funeral scene, the dog consistently refused to look into the grave. Finally, director George Stevens had the dog's trainer lie down in the bottom of the grave, and the dog played his part ably. The coffin (loaded with rocks for appropriate effect) was then lowered into the grave, but when the harmonica player began to play "Taps" spontaneously, the crew was so moved by the scene that they began shoveling dirt into the grave before remembering the dog's trainer was still there.
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