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  • Van Heflin

    Born on December 13, 1910 in Walters, Oklahoma

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Shane (1953)

Van Heflin as "Joe Starrett"

Enigmatic gunslinger Shane (Alan Ladd) rides into a small Wyoming town with hopes of quietly settling down as a farmhand. Taking a job on homesteader Joe Starrett's (Van Heflin) farm, Shane is drawn into a battle between the townsfolk and ruthless cattle baron Rufus Ryker (Emile Meyer). Shane's growing attraction to Starrett's wife, Marian (Jean Arthur), and his fondness for their son Joey (Brandon de Wilde), who idolizes Shane, force Shane to realize that he must thwart Ryker's plan.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1953) Nominated Foreign Actor

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Texas Theatre, Where Oswald Was Caught, Re-Opens

Posted by
Peter Martin on Nov 28th 2007, 4:02PM

Nov 28th 2007, 4:02PM

Mangold to remake 3:10 to Yuma, damn him.

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Feb 21st 2006, 6:05AM

Feb 21st 2006, 6:05AM

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