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Classic Hollywood: 'Shane' comes back
Classic Hollywood: 'Shane' comes back

"I'm all right, Joey. You go home to your mother and father and grow up to be strong and straight. And Joey ... take care of them, both of them." —"Shane" The summer after George Stevens Jr. graduated from high school, his father, Oscar-winning filmmaker George Stevens ("A Place in the Sun," "Giant"), hired him to peruse material for his next project for Paramount. One of the books he read was "Shane," Jack Schaefer's 1949 elegiac western novel about a boy named Joey who idolizes a mysterious gunslinger who arrives in his small town while it's in the midst of a battle between homesteaders and a cattle baron. "I...

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