James Mangold's Marvel blockbuster LOGAN features an extended homage to George Stevens' Western SHANE, a testament to the classic's powerful meditation on violence and society across the years. Young Brandon De Wilde watches wide-eyed as his farmer father Van Heflin, with the help of hired gun Shane (Alan Ladd), squares off against Jack Palance and his band of gunmen who have been terrorizing their town. The film features the final big-screen appearance by Jean Arthur, who gave one of her best performances in Stevens' THE MORE THE MERRIER 10 years earlier, but who had largely abandoned movies over the ensuing decade. DIR/PROD George Stevens; SCR A.B. Guthrie, Jr., from the novel by Jack Schaefer. U.S., 1953, color, 118 min. NOT RATED
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