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1st Aug '17 6:11:11 AM jormis29
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This is the last film for Creator/JeanArthur, whose Hollywood career dated back to TheTwenties. It was essentially remade and combined with ''Film/HighPlainsDrifter'' as the Creator/ClintEastwood film ''Film/PaleRider'', with Eastwood basically playing Alan Ladd's role.

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This is the last film for Creator/JeanArthur, whose Hollywood career dated back to TheTwenties. It was essentially remade and combined with ''Film/HighPlainsDrifter'' as the Creator/ClintEastwood film ''Film/PaleRider'', with Eastwood basically playing Alan Ladd's Creator/AlanLadd's role.



* TalentDouble: Shane's fancy gun twirling in the climactic showdown was actually performed by Rodd Redwing. When Shane demonstrates his prowess for Joey earlier in the movie, and it is clearly Alan Ladd on camera, Ladd is using a different, easier-to-use revolver for the scene (it took him over a hundred takes to get it right).

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* TalentDouble: Shane's fancy gun twirling in the climactic showdown was actually performed by Rodd Redwing. When Shane demonstrates his prowess for Joey earlier in the movie, and it is clearly Alan Ladd Creator/AlanLadd on camera, Ladd is using a different, easier-to-use revolver for the scene (it took him over a hundred takes to get it right).
11th Jun '17 9:56:38 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The other farmers are all set to leave in the wake of Torrey's death, even agyer Starrett's speech. When they see that Ryker's men have set fire to Lewis's farm, they get their spines back.

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The other farmers are all set to leave in the wake of Torrey's death, even agyer after Starrett's speech. When they see that Ryker's men have set fire to Lewis's farm, they get their spines back.
26th May '17 5:46:00 PM Az_Tech341
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The film's ending is the subject of a famous and long-standing debate: After riding off into the sunset, did Shane live or die?

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The film's ending is the subject of a famous and long-standing debate: After after riding off into the sunset, did Shane live or die?
25th May '17 6:47:06 PM LongTallShorty64
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The film ''Shane'' is a classic 1953 {{Western}} based on [[Literature/{{Shane}} the novel of the same name]] by Jack Schaefer.

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The film ''Shane'' is a classic 1953 {{Western}} based on [[Literature/{{Shane}} the novel of the same name]] by Jack Schaefer.
Schaefer. It was directed by Creator/GeorgeStevens.
29th Mar '17 9:03:05 AM QuinineGlow
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* NoPlaceForMeThere: Shane defeats the villains threatening the farmers by using deadly violence, and in his parting speech to Joey he tells the boy he must leave, and that there are 'no more guns in the valley', recognizing his own violent nature prevents him from settling in the very place of peace he saved.
24th Mar '17 8:26:40 AM erforce
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This is the last film for Creator/JeanArthur, whose Hollywood career dated back to TheTwenties. It was essentially remade and combined with ''HighPlainsDrifter'' as the Creator/ClintEastwood film ''PaleRider'', with Creator/ClintEastwood basically playing Alan Ladd's role.

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This is the last film for Creator/JeanArthur, whose Hollywood career dated back to TheTwenties. It was essentially remade and combined with ''HighPlainsDrifter'' ''Film/HighPlainsDrifter'' as the Creator/ClintEastwood film ''PaleRider'', ''Film/PaleRider'', with Creator/ClintEastwood Eastwood basically playing Alan Ladd's role.
18th Mar '17 4:41:26 AM StevieWillShowYou
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Classic 1953 {{Western}}, based on [[Literature/{{Shane}} the novel]] by Jack Schaefer.

A DeterminedHomesteader named Starrett, his wife, and their young son are running a small farm. Some cattle ranchers want to force them out (along with the other [[DeterminedHomesteader Nesters]]), either with money or with guns. They are using an army of {{Mooks}} for this. While this is going on, a wanderer in buckskin clothing named Shane meets Starrett, and after a quickly resolved misunderstanding, Shane is accepted by the family and begins working for Starrett. Shane is soon idolized by the young boy, who wants to learn how to shoot. There is extensive discussion between Shane, Starrett, and his wife about the appropriateness of guns and violence.

Ultimately Shane protects the DeterminedHomesteader using violence, knowing that this means he will never be able to settle down to a peaceful life, Shane is cursed by his previous choices in life to always be TheGunslinger, [[TheDrifter always drifting]]. His final words before leaving is to tell the young boy to run home and tell his mother that she has her wish that there be "no more guns in the valley"; [[ButNowIMustGo Shane leaving]] is of course required for this to be true.

Subject to a famous debate about the ending: Is Shane dead, or did he survive?

Last film for Creator/JeanArthur, whose Hollywood career dated back to TheTwenties. Was essentially remade and combined with ''HighPlainsDrifter'' as the Creator/ClintEastwood film ''PaleRider'', with Creator/ClintEastwood basically playing Alan Ladd's role.

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Classic The film ''Shane'' is a classic 1953 {{Western}}, {{Western}} based on [[Literature/{{Shane}} the novel]] novel of the same name]] by Jack Schaefer.

A DeterminedHomesteader named Joe Starrett, his wife, wife Marian, and their young son Joey are running a small farm. Some farm in an isolated Wyoming valley. Rufus Ryker, a local cattle ranchers want rancher, wants to force them out (along with them--and the other [[DeterminedHomesteader Nesters]]), either Nesters]]--out of their homes; he offers money, but is more than happy to do it with money or with guns. They are using an army guns and a few [[{{Mooks}} hired goons]]. In the midst of {{Mooks}} for this. While this is going on, ongoing conflict, a wanderer in buckskin clothing named Shane meets Starrett, and after a quickly resolved misunderstanding, Starrett hires Shane is accepted by the family to work for him and begins working for Starrett. help protect his family. Shane is soon idolized by the young boy, becomes an idol to Joey, who wants to learn how to shoot. There is extensive discussion between shoot and hopes Shane can do the teaching. This pushes Shane, Starrett, and his wife Marian into a heated debate about the appropriateness of guns and violence.

Ultimately Shane ultimately protects the DeterminedHomesteader Starrett and his family using violence, knowing that this means he will never be able to settle down to a peaceful life, Shane life. He is cursed by his previous choices in life to always be TheGunslinger, [[TheGunslinger a gunslinger]], [[TheDrifter always drifting]]. His final words before leaving is to tell After the young boy film's climactic gunfight, Shane tells Joey to run home and tell his mother that she has her wish that wish--that there be are "no more guns in the valley"; valley". Of course, for this to be true, [[ButNowIMustGo Shane leaving]] himself has to leave]].

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a famous debate about and long-standing debate: After riding off into the ending: Is sunset, did Shane dead, live or did he survive?

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This is the last
film for Creator/JeanArthur, whose Hollywood career dated back to TheTwenties. Was It was essentially remade and combined with ''HighPlainsDrifter'' as the Creator/ClintEastwood film ''PaleRider'', with Creator/ClintEastwood basically playing Alan Ladd's role.



!!Tropes in this Film:

* AdaptationExpansion: a 2-hour movie from a novel that barely tops 100 pages. Most scenes in the book get extended in some way for the movie, and several brand new scenes were created.
* TheAlcoholic: "Stonewall" Torrey is implied to be on occasion, since he orders a jug every time he goes into Grafton's.
* AxCrazy: Wilson, who seems to be looking for an excuse to kill people. "Prove it."

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!!Tropes in this Film:

!! ''Shane'' includes the following tropes:

* AdaptationExpansion: It was a 2-hour two-hour movie made from a novel that barely tops 100 pages. Most of the book's scenes in the book get are extended in some way for the movie, and several brand new scenes were created.
* TheAlcoholic: "Stonewall" Torrey is implied to be one on occasion, since he orders a jug every time he goes into Grafton's.
* AxCrazy: Wilson, who Wilson seems to be looking for an excuse to kill people. "Prove people.
-->Prove
it."



* BangBangBANG: Holy crap. Some loud, loud guns in this movie.
* BarBrawl: Shane starts one with Calloway to repay the way Calloway insulted him the first time he came into town. He beats Calloway and then challenges the rest of Ryker's gang. Starret has to wade in with a club, and they defeat all of them.
* BerserkButton: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with,]] in the case of calling Wilson "a low-down Yankee liar". He smiles in amusement at the insult...[[OhCrap and then demands that you "prove it".]]
* BigBad: Rufus Ryker. He'll stop at nothing to drive the farmers off their land so he can use it for his cattle.
* BittersweetEnding: The ranch is saved, but Shane is left to WalkTheEarth--that is, if he isn't bleeding to death.
* BloodKnight: Jack Wilson
* ButNowIMustGo: Maybe... depending on whether you agree with Shane or not.

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* BangBangBANG: Holy crap. Some loud, There are some damned loud guns in this movie.
* BarBrawl: Shane starts one with Calloway to repay the way Calloway insulted him the first time he came into town. He beats Calloway and Calloway, then challenges the rest of Ryker's gang. Starret has to wade in with a club, and they defeat all of them.
* BerserkButton: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with,]] in the case of calling Wilson "a low-down Yankee liar". He smiles in amusement at the insult...[[OhCrap and then demands that you his insulter "prove it".]]
* BigBad: Rufus Ryker. He'll Ryker will stop at nothing to drive the farmers off their land so he can use it for his cattle.
cattle.
* BittersweetEnding: The ranch is saved, but Shane is left to WalkTheEarth--that is, if WalkTheEarth--if he isn't bleeding to death.
* BloodKnight: Jack Wilson
Wilson.
* ButNowIMustGo: Maybe... depending Maybe. This depends on whether you agree or disagree with Shane or not.Shane.



* DarkReprise: Fred plays ‘Dixieland’ to tease Torrey, and everyone sings ‘[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abide_with_Me Abide with Me]]’ at the party. [[spoiler:They do the same, but in a much more sombre tempo, at Torrey’s funeral.]]
* DeterminedHomesteader: Joe Starrett refuses to move off of his land in spite of any threats and tries to get the other farmers to band together and stand up to Ryker.
* TheDragon: Jack Wilson is brought in by Ryker to enforce his will on the homesteaders. Wilson shoots Torrey and Shane has to get through him to beat Ryker.

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* DarkReprise: Fred plays ‘Dixieland’ "Dixieland" to tease Torrey, and everyone sings ‘[[https://en."[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abide_with_Me Abide with Me]]’ Me]]" at the party. [[spoiler:They do the same, but in a much more sombre tempo, at Torrey’s funeral.]]
* DeterminedHomesteader: Joe Starrett refuses to move off of his land in spite of any threats and threats. He also tries to get getting the other farmers to band together and stand up to Ryker.
* TheDragon: Jack Wilson is brought in by Ryker to enforce his will on the homesteaders. Wilson shoots Torrey kills Torrey, and Shane ultimately has to get through him Wilson to beat Ryker.



* DueToTheDead: When the other farmers decide to flee after Torrey's murder, Starett persuades them to at least stay long enough to give the man a proper funeral.
* EmpathicEnvironment: During the confrontation between Starrett and Shane- one of the best examples of this trope actually.
* FamousLastWords (also counts as IronicEcho)
** You're a low down, lying Yankee. [[spoiler: Frank "Stonewall" Torrey]]
** Prove it. [[spoiler: Jack Wilson]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Ryker waits for the Staretts on their farm when they come back from the Fourth of July and attempts to persuade them that he's got the better rights to the land, then says that they ought to work for him instead. However, he brings his muscle too, and goes right back to hostility when the Starett refuses.

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* DueToTheDead: When the other farmers decide to flee after Torrey's murder, Starett persuades them to at least stay into staying just long enough to give the man Torrey a proper funeral.
* EmpathicEnvironment: During the The confrontation between Starrett and Shane- Shane is one of the best examples of this trope actually.
trope.
* FamousLastWords (also counts as IronicEcho)
[=/=] IronicEcho
** You're "You're a low down, lying Yankee. Yankee." [[spoiler: Frank "Stonewall" Torrey]]
** Prove it. [[spoiler: Jack "Prove it." [[spoiler:Jack Wilson]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Ryker waits for the Staretts on their farm when they come back from the Fourth of July celebration and attempts to persuade them that he's got he has the better rights to the land, land. He then says that they ought to work for him instead. However, But he brings his muscle too, along several goons as well, and he goes right back to hostility when the Starett refuses.Starretts refuse.



* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Inverted in terms of casting. Elisha Cook, Jr. normally plays this type of character, but in this film, he plays a good guy, "Stonewall" Torrey, a Southern DeterminedHomesteader and friend of the Starrets. In every other respect, he lives "up" to this trope to a T. He's a consistent failure, resents the fact that neither friends nor enemies take him seriously, but is determined to stand up for himself and the Lost Cause ... all of which [[spoiler:sets him up as an all-too-easy victim to one of the most effective and unsympathetic villains in Western film history.]]
* KnightErrant: Shane is a wandering gunfighter who automatically steps to the defense of Starret when Ryker tries to intimidate him, in spite of Starret's initial (but understandable) unfriendliness.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The other farmers are all set to leave in the wake of Torrey's death even with Starett's speech... until they see that Ryker's men have set fire to Lewis' farm, which stiffens their spines again.
* OffIntoTheDistanceEnding: The ending has Shane riding away after defeating the villains, as the little boy who admires him cries "Shane! Come back!"

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* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Inverted in terms of casting. Elisha Cook, Jr. normally plays played this type of character, but in this film, he plays a good guy, guy--Frank "Stonewall" Torrey, a Southern DeterminedHomesteader and friend of the Starrets. In every other respect, he lives "up" to this trope to a T. He's T: Torrey is a consistent failure, failure and he resents the fact that neither friends nor enemies take him seriously, but he is determined to stand up for himself and the Lost Cause ... all Cause. All of which [[spoiler:sets this sets him up as an all-too-easy victim to one of the most effective and unsympathetic villains in Western film history.]]
history.
* KnightErrant: Shane is a wandering gunfighter who automatically steps to the defense of Starret Starrett when Ryker tries to intimidate him, in spite of Starret's Starrett's initial (but understandable) unfriendliness.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The other farmers are all set to leave in the wake of Torrey's death death, even with Starett's speech... until agyer Starrett's speech. When they see that Ryker's men have set fire to Lewis' Lewis's farm, which stiffens they get their spines again.
back.
* OffIntoTheDistanceEnding: The ending has Shane riding rides away after defeating the villains, as the little boy who admires him cries cries, "Shane! Come back!"



* ReCut: A small but vital one: Depending on what version you watch, you may actually hear Joey's voice calling out "Bye, Shane!" in the last shot of Shane riding off. Narratively, the difference has a contrast of Joey accepting that Shane has to go vs. a refusal to do so (where his last words are "Come back!").
* RetiredGunfighter: It's implied that Shane used to be a dangerous gunfighter. However, he seems content to work as a farmhand for Starett until Ryker forces him to fight again.
* RousingSpeech: Starett tries to give one (though subdued, giving the setting) to the other families at Torrey's funeral, entreating them to stay and stand up to Ryker. Shane backs him up, but it's not until they see Ryker burning Lewis' farm that they listen.

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* ReCut: A small but vital one: Depending on what version you watch, you may actually hear Joey's voice calling out "Bye, Shane!" in the last shot of Shane riding off. Narratively, the difference has a contrast of Joey accepting that Shane has to go vs. go, compared to a refusal to do so of the idea (where his last words are "Come back!").
* RetiredGunfighter: It's implied The film implies that Shane used to be a dangerous gunfighter. However, Now he seems content to work as a farmhand for Starett Starrett...until Ryker forces him to fight again.
* RousingSpeech: Starett Starrett tries to give one (though subdued, giving the setting) to the other families at Torrey's funeral, entreating them to stay and stand up to Ryker. Shane backs him up, but it's not until they see Ryker burning Lewis' Lewis's farm that they finally listen.



* SceneryPorn: Shot in glorious Technicolor in Wyoming's Jackson Hole valley.

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* SceneryPorn: Shot The film was shot in glorious Technicolor in at Wyoming's Jackson Hole valley.



* SmallRoleBigImpact: Wilson has 8 minutes of screen time and less than 50 words of dialogue. Made the most of it, didn't he? On a more meta level, Wilson is considered one of the definitive Western bad guys and one of the most remembered roles from the career of Jack Palance, who acted for more than ''50 years'' in over 70 movies.

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* SmallRoleBigImpact: Wilson has 8 eight minutes of screen time and less than 50 fifty words of dialogue. Made dialogue--but Jack Palance made the most of it, didn't he? it. On a more meta level, Wilson is considered one of the definitive Western bad guys ever, and it is one of the Palance's most remembered roles from the career of Jack Palance, who roles, despite him having acted for more than ''50 years'' fifty years in over 70 seventy movies.



* TalentDouble: Shane's fancy gun twirling in the climactic showdown was actually performed by Rodd Redwing. Earlier, when Shane demonstrates his prowess for Joey, and it is clearly Alan Ladd himself on camera, the actor had been given a different, easier-to-use revolver for the scene (it took him over a hundred takes to get it right).
* TemptingFate: "Stonewall" Torrey, when he tries to stand up to Wilson and [[spoiler:gets a bullet planted in his chest as a result.]]

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* TalentDouble: Shane's fancy gun twirling in the climactic showdown was actually performed by Rodd Redwing. Earlier, when When Shane demonstrates his prowess for Joey, Joey earlier in the movie, and it is clearly Alan Ladd himself on camera, the actor had been given Ladd is using a different, easier-to-use revolver for the scene (it took him over a hundred takes to get it right).
* TemptingFate: "Stonewall" Torrey, Torrey does this when he tries to stand up to Wilson and [[spoiler:gets Wilson. He gets a bullet planted in his chest as a result.]]


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7th Mar '17 9:09:50 PM MarkLungo
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Classic 1953 {{Western}}, based on the novel by Jack Schaefer.

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Classic 1953 {{Western}}, based on [[Literature/{{Shane}} the novel novel]] by Jack Schaefer.
2nd Dec '16 8:51:06 AM BobTanaka
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* TalentDouble: Shane's fancy gun twirling in the climactic showdown was actually performed by Rodd Redwing. Earlier, when Shane demonstrates his prowess for Joey, and it is clearly Alan Ladd himself on camera, the actor had been given a different, easier-to-use revolver for the scene.

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* TalentDouble: Shane's fancy gun twirling in the climactic showdown was actually performed by Rodd Redwing. Earlier, when Shane demonstrates his prowess for Joey, and it is clearly Alan Ladd himself on camera, the actor had been given a different, easier-to-use revolver for the scene.scene (it took him over a hundred takes to get it right).
8th Nov '16 5:06:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* BadAss: Shane and Starett. Wilson is a villainous example.
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