Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde, Jack Palance
- Time: 7:00 PM
- Date: Friday, September 29, 2006
- Place: HBLL Auditorium, 1st Floor; Admission is free; arrive early for seats.
About the Event
Referred to by many as the archetypal Western movie, this is the saga of a mysterious lone rider (Ladd) who comes out of the prairie to work for homesteading farmers (Heflin and Arthur) and, in the process, is worshipped by their young son (De Wilde). Jack Schaefer’s spare novel is turned into an Oscar-nominated script by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist A.B. Gunthrie, Jr., and directed by George Stevens. The almost mythic majesty of the Grand Tetons form the backdrop to the battle between Shane and the hired gun (Palance) brought in by the cattle baron to run the farmers off their land. Loyal Grigg’s stunning Technicolor photography garnered an Academy Award and the film received four other nominations including Best Picture and Director. Paramount Pictures. 1953. Dye-transfer Technicolor. 118 mins. Director: George Stevens.
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