W: A. B. Guthrie, Jr. [based on the novel by Jack
DP: Loyal Griggs
Ed: William Hornbeck & Tom
Mus: Victor Young
Alan Ladd (Shane), Jean Arthur (Marian
Starrett), Van Heflin (Joe Starrett), Jack Palance (Jack Wilson), Brandon de Wilde (Joey Starrett), Ben Johnson (Chris Calloway)
Archetypal, classic Hollywood Western, starring Alan Ladd
in the iconic title role as a mysterious stranger who protects a ranch family from a group of bandits, headed by Jack Palance with a chiseled hard man performance (which he went on to parody
in 1991's City Slickers).
There have been many imitations on the same story, but
none come better than the original. A deserved nominee for the Best Picture Oscar for 1953.