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'Shane': Alan Ladd 'Subversive' Western Gets Special Academy Screening

'Shane': Alan Ladd stars in classic Western to be screened at the Academy The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a 60th anniversary screening of George Stevens' classic Western Shane, starring Alan Ladd as a lone and mysterious gunslinger, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 7, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Besides Ladd, Shane, a 1953 Paramount release, also stars Jean Arthur in her last movie role, in addition to Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde, and Jack Palance. (Image: Alan Ladd in Shane.) “A gun is a tool, Marian, no better or no worse than any other tool, an axe, a shovel or anything,” Alan Ladd's Shane tells Jean Arthur's homesteader wife and mother. […]


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'Shane': Alan Ladd 'Subversive' Western Gets Special Academy Screening



Patricia Neal 'Hud' Academy Screening: One of Cinema's Greatest Performances

Copyright © A.M.P.A.S.. Though her role is basically a supporting one, Patricia Neal - almost - walks away with Hud. She would have run with the movie, if it weren't for the fact that veteran Melvyn Douglas more than holds his own, too. Hud is one of the best Westerns - though set in modern times - ever made. The film is an unflinching socio-psychological study of a highly dysfunctional American family - one that boasts two of the greatest performances ever seen on-screen. (I realize that I'm using the word “ever” a lot here. But it's all true.) Press Release: New York, NY –  Oscar®-winning actress Patricia Neal will be the special guest when the Academy of Motion […]


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Patricia Neal 'Hud' Academy Screening: One of Cinema's Greatest Performances