I'll get the word around. Joe: Well, don't throw your tail up. He asked his friend, of , and his band at the time, , to back him in a recording session. Yes, on the surface, Shane is the gunfighter who wants to leave his past behind him, who yearns for the sort of domesticity he finds on Joe Starrett's place in the Grand Tetons. Joe: Now that you've warned me, would you mind gettin' off my place? Shane is obviously a veteran gunfighter and, to the farmers, no better than the thugs on Ryker's payroll, even as he reluctantly straps on his six-guns to defend against the villains. When the inexperienced farmer goes for his gun, Wilson shoots him dead.
Wilson embodies the older Western principle of might over right. 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. You have cared for the characters enough to invest in thinking beyond the confines of the film itself. The screenplay was based on Jack Schaefer's successful 1949 book of the same name. Maw, whom he married in 1963. Notice that after stopping for a drink of water at Joe's place, he's all set to leave when Ryker's men ride up.
To emphasize the terrible power of gunshots, he created a cannon-like sound effect by firing a large-calibre weapon into a garbage can. The film also stars and features , , , , and. This film showcased the then-rare dog breed , the African barkless dog, to American audiences. Then, she blows out the candle in the room, causing the room to go black, suggesting the unattainable and impossible love that they have for each other. I like a man who watches things go on around. Meanwhile, Shane has come onto the scene from behind the frontier house, and confidently and with calm authority defends Starrett by standing next to him. A chicken cackles on the soundtrack Who knows what comes next? This is a tense, violent confrontation between the fence-building homesteaders, and the open-range land cow ranchers - an allegory of the settlement and progressive civilization of the West.
They're all horns and bone. In almost every gesture, glance, and scene between them, there is a subtle, idealized interest, attraction and love. There is a chilling sequence in which Torrey rides into town for a showdown with Wilson, and is shot dead. But Shane knocks Joe out to prevent that. He likes Joe too much, perhaps. At Torrey's funeral, there is talk among the settlers of giving in to Ryker and moving on; but after battling a fire set by Ryker's men, they find new determination and resolve to continue the fight. Born into a theatrical family in , he debuted on at the age of seven and became a national phenomenon by the time he completed his 492 performances for.
I heard him tell Mother. Shane enters the saloon adjacent to the store, where Ryker's men are drinking, and orders a soda pop for the Starretts' son, Joey. Now a homesteader, he can't run but a few beef. 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. Frank Torrey Elisha Cook, Jr. And that Shane is touched by the admiration of young Joey, the son of the farm couple.
Joe: Well, let him come. He did and did right. She accepted the part at the request of Stevens, who had directed her in 1942 and 1943 for which she received her only nomination. It means he'll make his mark someday. You'll be upset if you get to liking him too much. Does he also do it because it expresses some deep need or yearning? I'd like it to be my idea. On the Fourth of July, Shane and Marion dance while Joe watches, his face showing not so much concern as recognition of the situation.
In fact, Loyal Griggs won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on this movie. 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. Anthony Hospital, where he died at 7:20 p. If Shane is still alive afterward, he will have to leave town. He continued: 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. The Story Under the credits in the opening scene set in the late 1880s, a lone, wandering rider with a pistol visible in his right holster comes from a trail on the left, descending into a majestic valley rimmed by mountains.
Shane, aware that Starrett is no match for Wilson in a gunfight, says he must go instead. Much to Joey's delight, Shane is befriended and sensed to be a decent man by his father. Why does he do this? Now, cattle that is bred for meat and fenced in and fed right - that's the thing. What do you think would have happened if Shane stayed with the Starretts? I don't want you to. The 1985 film has a similar plot.
Did the conflict have to turn out the way it did? Unbelievably, star Alan Ladd in probably his best known and realized performance, was un-nominated. Starrett says no matter, he will shoot it out with Wilson, and asks Shane to look after Marian and Joey if he dies. 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've never seen him shoot. The possibility of an adulterous love triangle is present but tastefully handled. The following year, deWilde appeared in , opposite and , and in 's 1963 co-starring with , and.