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Directed by George Stevens, and written by A.B. Guthrie Jr. (screenplay) and Jack Sher (additional dialogue), "Shane" (also known as "Mein großer Freund Shane", "Cavaliere della valle solitaria, Il") is a Drama/Western film, released in the USA on April 23 of 1953 . Alan Ladd is starring, alongside Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde, Ben Johnson and Edgar Buchanan.

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Who is the director of "Shane":

Shane was directed by George Stevens, an American director, producer, cinematographer, actor, and writer.

Before directing Shane, George Stevens had directed Something to Live For, released in 1952, A Place in the Sun (1951), I Remember Mama (1948), On Our Merry Way (1948), The Talk of the Town (1942), and Woman of the Year (1942). Since, he directed Giant, released in 1956, The Diary of Anne Frank (1959), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), The Only Game in Town (1970).

What was the release date of "Shane":

Shane was initally released in the United States on Thursday, April 23, 1953.. This was sixty-six (66) years ago.

It has been released on Thursday, October 15, 1953 in France; Friday, October 23, 1953 in Germany; Thursday, September 24, 1953 in Italy; Monday, July 12, 1954 in Spain and on Tuesday, October 20, 1953 in Japan.

What is the cast of "Shane":

At the casting of Shane we find Alan Ladd, previously seen in Thunder in the East (1952) and The Iron Mistress (1952); Jean Arthur (A Foreign Affair (1948), The Impatient Years (1944)); Van Heflin (The Prowler (1951), Tomahawk (1951)) [ more... ]

  • Ben Johnson, Elisha Cook Jr. and John Dierkes also worked together in One-Eyed Jacks, released in 1961.
  • Van Heflin, Ellen Corby and Edith Evanson have all also be seen in Madame Bovary, released in 1949.
  • Van Heflin, Douglas Spencer and John Dierkes can all be seen in The Raid, released in 1954.
  • Elisha Cook Jr. and John Dierkes also worked together in The Haunted Palace, released in 1963.

What is the Storyline of "Shane":


A stranger, wearing buckskin and a six shooter, calling himself Shane (Alan Ladd), rides into an isolated valley in the sparsely settled state of Wyoming some time after the Homestead Act was put into place in 1862 . Whatever his past, he's obviously skilled as a gunslinger, and soon finds himself drawn into a conflict between homesteader Joe Starrett (Van Heflin) and ruthless cattle baron Rufus Ryker (Emile Meyer), who wants to force Starrett and the others off the land.

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