Momentos Eternos de la Historia del Cine – IV / Shane [George Stevens, 1953]

Momentos Eternos de la Historia del Cine – IV / Shane [George Stevens, 1953]

Momentos Eternos de la Historia del Cine – IV / Shane [George Stevens, 1953]


Dedicado a mi padre, a Javier Sádaba, a Fernando Villasante y a Francisco Miguel Torralba de Lara, «Fran», de la estirpe de aquellos viejos hombres del Oeste.


No lleves las cosas demasiado lejos.

Walter Jack Palance como Jack Wilson



There never was a man like «Shane». There never was a motion picture like Shane.

Clint Eastwood







Ficha técnica

Directed by
George Stevens

Produced by
George Stevens

Screenplay by
A.B. Guthrie, Jr., Jack Sher
Based on
1949 novel
by Jack Schaefer


Alan Ladd
Jean Arthur
Van Heflin
Brandon deWilde
Jack Palance

Music by
Victor Young

Loyal Griggs

Edited by
William Hornbeck
Tom McAdoo

Distributed by
Paramount Pictures

Release date
April 23, 1953

United States



[Extracto del guión literario original de la hermosa secuencia final]:


Joey, what are you doing here?

– I’m sorry, Shane. – You don’t have to be.

– You’d better run back. – Can’t I ride home behind you?

I’m afraid not, Joey.

Please! Why not?

I gotta be going on.

Why, Shane?

A man has to be what he is, Joey. Can’t break the mould.

– I tried it and it didn’t work for me. – We want you, Shane.

Joey, there’s no living with a killing. There’s no going back from one.

Right or wrong, it’s a brand. A brand sticks.

There’s no going back.

Now you run on home to your mother, and tell her…

…tell her everything’s all right and there aren’t any more guns in the valley.


It’s bloody! You’re hurt!

I’m all right, Joey.

Go home to your mother and father and grow up to be strong and straight.

And, Joey…

Take care of them, both of them.

Yes, Shane.

He’d never have shot you if you’d seen him!

Bye, little Joe.

He’d never even have cleared the holster, would he, Shane?

Pa’s got things for you to do! And Mother wants you!

I know she does!



Come back!



Tom Galway

Categories: Cinematografía