It contains a tremendous comprehension of the bitterness and passion of the feuds that existed between the new homesteaders and the cattlemen on the open range. Why is he without a woman? That is the conventional answer. Good winning against evil, redemption but tempered by loss. Joe insulted by them : Homesteaders, you mean, don't you? Shane, aware that Starrett is no match for Wilson in a gunfight, says he must go instead. Joe: Now you listen to me, the time for gun-blastin' a man off of his own place is past.
Shane stars and in the last feature and only color film of her career. Taking a job on homesteader Joe Starrett's Van Heflin farm, Shane is drawn into a battle between the townsfolk and ruthless cattle baron Rufus Ryker Emile Meyer. All of this is in the background to a more dangerous and foreboding situation that is developing in the community. Joe: Don't you ask nothin' but questions? Speaking on behalf of his parents, Joey invites him to settle down with them for a while: I wish you'd stay here. This was considered an unusually long editing time for a movie, but the result was a blockbuster western that has endured for many generations. You have cared for the characters enough to invest in thinking beyond the confines of the film itself.
You'd think the settlers would be grateful, but except for Joey they aren't. It is only a matter of time before someone gets killed. To achieve this goal, he is going to have to get rid of all of the local homesteaders in the area, including the Starrett family. Shane knows that a showdown with Wilson is inevitable; he also knows that, unintentionally, he has become a disruptive element in the Starrett family. He has a dozen lines of dialogue, and exists primarily as a forboding presence.
When Meyer is unable to drive off the homesteaders by sheer brute strength, he engages the services of black-clad, wholly evil hired gun Jack Wilson Jack Palance. Will you teach me to shoot?. He was originally buried in , but his parents later moved his remains to Pinelawn Memorial Park in , to be closer to their home on. I'll bet you wouldn't leave just because it's too dangerous around here. Ryker twice tries to convince Joe to go to work for him, and once tries to hire Shane.
Pages: Background Shane 1953 is a timeless, classic western tale - a very familiar and highly regarded seminal western and the most successful Western of the 1950s. After many attempts, he finally executed a flawless dismount, which Stevens then used for all of the Wilson character's dismounts and—run in reverse—his mounts as well. I'll tell ya what, we'll all get together right here tonight and we'll, we'll figure out something. I'd like it to be my idea. Much to Joey's delight, Shane is befriended and sensed to be a decent man by his father.
This film showcased the then-rare dog breed , the African barkless dog, to American audiences. For her, he replies, and her husband and son, and all the other decent people who want a chance to live in peace in the valley. DeWilde's final western role was in ' 1971 , one year before his death. A chicken cackles on the soundtrack Who knows what comes next? He asked his friend, of , and his band at the time, , to back him in a recording session. But he can sure grow grain and cut hay.
Why does he present himself as a weakling? I thought I smelled pigs. If we were to follow Shane from town to town, I suspect we would find ritual reenactments of the pattern he's trapped in. After seeing a magician at a carnival, Hugo emulates the trick and kills a girl by sawing her in half. Shane is a mysterious drifter who rides into a small homesteading community one day and accepts a job helping out the Starretts on their struggling farm. Joey: He didn't wear his gun today.
He rides into town with a buckskin fringe on his jacket, looking a tad precious to my eyes, and goes to the store to buy a new kit--dress slacks and a blue shirt with an open collar that makes him look almost effeminate in contrast to the burly, whiskered gunmen who work for Ryker and live, apparently, in the saloon. Shane doesn't rise to the bait, and leaves to the taunts of Ryker's men. He portrayed Hugo, a mentally impaired youth who could not separate fact from fantasy. Stevens orchestrates it with hard-edged reserve, staying almost entirely in long shot, showing Torrey picking his way gingerly across the muddy wagon ruts in the road and then walking in the mud parallel to the saloon's wooden porch--a high ground where Wilson's strides match him. He locates his father, Joe Starrett Van Heflin , a determined, hard-working homesteader who toils doggedly to build a life on the land with his family. Shane functions on multiple levels for young viewers and parents, addressing questions of youthful idol-worship, adult redemption, the uses of violence, forbidden attraction, and people forced to live out unpopular roles against their wills. Joe is using an axe to chop at an old tree stump in the yard.
Joey warns Shane of another of Ryker's men hiding in the loft. Joey absent-mindedly cocks his rifle to show it to Shane. She never acts on it, nor does Shane. Though they have claimed their land legally under the , a ruthless cattle baron, Rufus Ryker , has hired rogues and henchmen to harass them and drive them out of the valley. Director: George Stevens Writers: A.
And Brandon de Wilde had. The physical setting is the high plains near , and many shots feature the looming in the near distance. Using a newly cut aperture plate in the , as well as a wider-angle lens, the film was exhibited in first-run venues at an aspect ratio of 1. Shane Alan Ladd , a retired, golden-haired, mysterious, fringe-buckskinned gunslinger-knight, rides onto a Wyoming fledgling frontier farm on a chestnut horse with white-stockinged feet. I've never seen him shoot.