Shane (1953) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Shane

George Stevens, 1953

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Shane
Jack Schaefer, 1949

Shane is a movie directed by George Stevens in 1953 and based on the book of the same name by Jack Schaefer, first published in 1949. The movie features Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde, Jack Palance, Ben Johnson, and others.

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RATING

7.6

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Movie Poster: Shane (George Stevens, 1953)

7.7

/ 10

Book Cover: Shane (Jack Schaefer, 1949)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Shane, the 1949 book by Jack Schaefer.

Shane

Read by: Eric G. Dove

Storyline

Shane, a laconic but skilled gunfighter with a mysterious past, is a drifter who rides into an isolated valley in the sparsely settled Wyoming Territory, sometime after the Civil War. On Shane’s next trip to town with the Starrett’s and other homesteaders, he defeats Calloway, and then he and Starrett win a bar room brawl against most of Ryker’s other men.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Shane, the 1953 movie by George Stevens

Year

1953

Minutes

118

Movie Rate

7.60

Source: IMDb

Movie

Shane

Country: USA

Year: 1953

Length: 1h58m

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Cover of Shane, the 1949 book by Jack Schaefer

Year

1949

Pages

135

Book Rate

7.74

S: Goodreads

Book

Shane

Country: USA

First published in: 1949

Length: 135 pages

Genre: Fiction

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User polls & recommendations

Which is better?

Poster of Shane, the 1953 movie by George Stevens

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Poster of Shane, the 1953 movie by George Stevens

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25% No

9 votes

3 votes

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IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Shane, the 1949 book by Jack Schaefer

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5 votes

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