Shane rides into a conflict between cattleman Ryker and a bunch of settlers, like the Starretts, whose land Ryker wants. When Shane beets up Ryker's man Chris, Ryker tries to buy him. Then Shane and Joe take on the whole Ryker crew. Ryker sends to Cheyenne for truly evil gunslinger Wilson. We wonder about Shane's relation to Joe's wife Marian. Shane must clear out all the guns from the valley before he can ride off with Joey hollering "Shane--come back, Shane!"

Summary written by Ed Stephan
Directed by
George Stevens

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete
Alan Ladd .... Shane
Jean Arthur .... Marian Starrett
Van Heflin .... Joe Starrett
Brandon De Wilde .... Joey Starrett
Jack Palance .... Jack Wilson
Ben Johnson (I) .... Chris Calloway
Edgar Buchanan .... Lewis
Emile Meyer .... Rufus Ryker
Elisha Cook Jr. .... Frank Torrey
Douglas Spencer .... Mr. Shipstead
John Dierkes .... Morgan Ryker
Ellen Corby .... Mrs. Torrey
Paul McVey .... Grafton
John Miller (I) .... Atkey
Edith Evanson .... Mrs. Shipstead
Leonard Strong .... Ernie Wright
Ray Spiker .... Johnson

Written by
A.B. Guthrie Jr.
Jack Schaefer (novel)
Jack Sher

Cinematography by
Loyal Griggs

Music by
Victor Young

Production Design by
Hal Pereira
Walter H. Tyler

Costume Design by
Edith Head

Film Editing by
William Hornbeck
Tom McAdoo

Produced by
Ivan Moffat
George Stevens Jr.

The African Queen

George Stevens Western Classic Films