On today’s episode, I talked with Andreas Babiolakis, creator of FilmsFatale.com about the 1953 western Shane starring Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, and Brandon De Wilde directed by the great George Stevens who directed Giant, A Place in the Sun, The Diary of Anne Frank, and The Greatest Story Ever Told.
You can purchase Shane here.
Shane follows the story of a mysterious man named Shane who rides into the lives of humble homesteaders Joe, Marion, and their son Joey on the vast plains of Wyoming. Joey is immediately fascinated with the man and his ornamented gun belt thinking he must be this great hero that is until his mother tells him not to get too attached. Shane thinks he has a found a paradise until he is thrust into an ongoing war between the homesteaders and the local cattle baron, Ryker, and his gang. Shane feels he must act in order to protect the family he has fallen in love with and to redeem himself. So sit back, relax and “Come Back, Shane!”