Rated Parental Guidance ~ Runs 118 minutes
Dir.: George Stevens, US
Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon deWilde, Jack Palance
Part of The Charlottetown Film Society & L’Ipéen film series.
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Shane, a skilled, laconic gunfighter with a mysterious past, rides into an isolated valley in sparsely settled Wyoming Territory. There, he helps a farmer and his wife. Shane was listed No. 45 in the 2007 edition of AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies list, and No. 3 on AFI's Top 10 in the 'Western' category. "Shane contains something more than the beauty and the grandeur of the mountains and plains, drenched by the brilliant Western sunshine and the violent, torrential, black-browed rains. 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. It contains a disturbing revelation of the savagery that prevailed in the hearts of the old gun-fighters, who were simply legal killers under the frontier code. And it also contains a very wonderful understanding of the spirit of a little boy amid all the tensions and excitements and adventures of a frontier home." Bosley Crowther