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Shane (film) Quotes

Shane (film) is a television show that first aired in 1970 . Shane stopped airing in 1970.

It features George Stevens as producer, Victor Young in charge of musical score, and Loyal Griggs as head of cinematography.

Shane (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Shane (film) is 118 minutes long. Shane (film) is distributed by Paramount Pictures.

The cast includes: Alan Ladd as Shane, Brandon deWilde as Joey, Jean Arthur as Marian Starrett, Van Heflin as Joe Starrett, Ben Johnson as Chris Calloway, John Dierkes as Morgan Ryker, Paul McVey as Sam Grafton, Emile Meyer as Rufus Ryker, Elisha Cook Jr. as Frank 'Stonewall' Torrey, Edgar Buchanan as Fred Lewis, Nancy Kulp as Ed Howells, and Leonard Strong as Ernie Wright.

Shane (film) Quotes

Emile Meyer as Rufus Ryker

  • (Emile Meyer) "I don't want no trouble, Starrett. I came to inform ya. I got that beef contract for the reservation."
  • (Van Heflin) "Did it take this many of you to tell me that?"
  • (Emile Meyer) "I mean business."
  • (Van Heflin) "Then you tend to your own."
  • (Emile Meyer) "That's just what I'm doing. I'm telling ya now, I'm gonna need all my range."
  • (Van Heflin) "Now that you've warned me, would you mind gettin' off my place?"
  • (Emile Meyer) "Your place. You're gonna have to get out before the snow flies."
  • (Van Heflin) "And supposin' I don't?"
  • (Emile Meyer) "You and the other squatters --"
  • (Van Heflin) "Homesteaders, you mean, don't you?"
  • (Emile Meyer) "I could blast you out of here right now, you and the others."
  • (Van Heflin) "Now you listen to me, the time for gun-blastin' a man off his own place is past. Why, they're building a penitentiary right now --"
  • (Jean Arthur) "Joe, that's enough."
  • (Emile Meyer) "Tell him I'm a reasonable man. Tell him things have gone far enough. Tell him I'm beat. Tell him anything but, by Jupiter, get him here."
  • (Emile Meyer) "I like Starrett, too. I'll kill him if I have to. I tell you, I'll kill him if I have to."
  • (Jack Wilson) "You mean I'll kill him if you have to."
  • (Emile Meyer) "I had somethin' I wanted to talk over with you, Starrett."
  • (Van Heflin) "Whatever business you and I got, we can talk over right here."
  • (Emile Meyer) "I'll just lay it on the barrel-head then. How would you like to work for me?"
  • (Van Heflin) "I'm workin' for myself. I've done enough workin' for others."
  • (Emile Meyer) "Wait till I tell ya: I'll pay ya top wages, more than you can make on this patch of ground."
  • (Van Heflin) "Nope. I'm not interested."
  • (Emile Meyer) "I haven't said it all. You can run your cattle with mine. What's more, I'll buy your homestead. Set a price you think is reasonable, you'll find me reasonable. Is that fair?"
  • (Van Heflin) "You've made things pretty hard for us, Ryker, and us in the right all the time."
  • (Emile Meyer) "Right? You in the right? Look, Starrett, when I come to this country, you weren't much older than your boy there. We had rough times, me and other men that are mostly dead now. I got a bad shoulder yet from a Cheyenne arrowhead. We made this country. Found it and we made it. With blood and empty bellies. The cattle we brought in were hazed off by Indians and rustlers. They don't bother you much anymore because we handled 'em. We made a safe range out of this. Some of us died doin' it but we made it. And then people move in who've never had to rawhide it through the old days. They fence off my range, and fence me off from water. Some of 'em like you plow ditches, take out irrigation water. And so the creek runs dry sometimes and I've got to move my stock because of it. And you say we have no right to the range. The men that did the work and ran the risks have no rights? I take you for a fair man, Starrett."
  • (Van Heflin) "I'm not belittlin' what you and the others did. At the same time, you didn't find this country. There was trappers here and Indian traders long before you showed up and they tamed this country more than you did."
  • (Emile Meyer) "They weren't ranchers."
  • (Van Heflin) "You talk about rights. You think you've got the right to say that nobody else has got any. Well, that ain't the way the government looks at it.Look"
  • (Emile Meyer) "I didn't come to argue. I made you a fair proposition."
  • (Van Heflin) "What about the others?"
  • (Emile Meyer) "Shane already knows he can work for me anytime."
  • (Van Heflin) "The other homesteaders."
  • (Emile Meyer) "Look, be reasonable. After all, there's just so many hands in a deck of cards."
  • (Van Heflin) "Then I've got to say no."
  • (Emile Meyer) "You don't give a man much choice do you, Starrett?"
  • (Emile Meyer) "I'm through foolin', Grafton. From now on when we fight with them, the air is gonna be filled with; gunsmoke."

Van Heflin as Joe Starrett

  • (Van Heflin) "If this don't beat all. My name is Starrett, Joe Starrett, and, um, this here is Joey. You heard what my little woman said. Come on in, please. I-I feel like eatin'."
  • (Alan Ladd) "Call me Shane."
  • (Van Heflin) "Looks like your friends are a little late. What are the Ryker boys up to this time?"
  • (Alan Ladd) "Ryker?"
  • (Van Heflin) "That's what I said."
  • (Alan Ladd) "I wouldn't know a Ryker from your Jersey cow."
  • (Van Heflin) "Don't forget to close the gate on your way out."
  • (Van Heflin) "I know one thing, the only way they're gonna get me outta here is in a pine box."
  • (Brandon deWilde) "What do you mean, Pa?"
  • (Van Heflin) "Well, I mean son, they'll have to shoot me and carry me out."
  • (Jean Arthur) "Joe, I wish you wouldn't talk like that."
  • (Van Heflin) "Well, that's the truth. You love this place. We've got our roots down."
  • (Van Heflin) "I wouldn't ask you where you're bound."
  • (Alan Ladd) "One place or another. Someplace I've never been."
  • (Van Heflin) "What do you make of him?"
  • (Alan Ladd) "He's no cowpuncher."
  • (Van Heflin) "Now, wait a minute. Let's not be in a hurry. There's one more thing. Torrey was a pretty brave man, and I figure we'd be doin' wrong if we wasn't the same."
  • (Edgar Buchanan) "Joe, last time you argued us into stayin', Torrey was alive."
  • (Nancy Kulp) "What do you want us to stay for? More of this?"
  • (Van Heflin) "Because we can have a regular settlement here, we can have a town and churches and a school and --"
  • (Edgar Buchanan) "Graveyard."
  • (Van Heflin) "I-I don't know, we just got to, that's all."
  • (Alan Ladd) "Know what you want to stay for? Something that means more to you than anything else; your families; your wives and kids. Like you, Lewis, your girls. Shipstead with his boys. They've got a right to stay here and grow up and be happy. That's up to you people to have; nerve enough to not give it up."
  • (Van Heflin) "That's right. That's; we can't give up this valley and we ain't gonna do it. This is farmin' country, a place where people can come and bring up their families. Who is Ruf Ryker or anyone else to run us away from our own homes? He only wants to grow his beef and what we want to grow up is families, to grow 'em good and grow 'em, grow 'em up strong, the way they was meant to be grown. God didn't make all this country just for one man like Ryker."
  • (Van Heflin) "These old-timers, they just can't see it yet, but runnin' cattle on an open range just can't go on forever. It takes too much space for too little results. Those herds aren't any good, they're all horns and bone. Now, cattle that is bred for meat and fenced in and fed right; that's the thing. You gotta pick your spot, get your land, your own land. Now a homesteader, he can't run but a few beef. But he can sure grow grain and cut hay. And then what with his garden and the hogs and milk, well, he'll make out all right. We make out, don't we, Marion?"
  • (Jean Arthur) "Of course."

Jean Arthur as Marian Starrett

  • (Jean Arthur) "You'd think I could get ready in the time it takes you to hitch up a team."
  • (Van Heflin) "Now, hold your horses. We just wanted to see how purty you were. We couldn't wait. Come on in."
  • (Jean Arthur) "Guns aren't going to be my boy's life."
  • (Brandon deWilde) "Why do you always have to spoil everything?"
  • (Alan Ladd) "A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that."
  • (Jean Arthur) "We'd all be much better off if there wasn't a single gun left in this valley; including yours."
  • (Jean Arthur) "Isn't there anything I can say that'll change things?"
  • (Van Heflin) "Can't you see, honey, maybe this is the chance. Morgan and them boys went home"
  • (Jean Arthur) "You don't really believe that. That's not the reason."
  • (Van Heflin) "It's just too much for me to give up, this place and the valley. All the things that will be."
  • (Jean Arthur) "It's just pride, that's all, a silly kind of pride. Don't I mean anything to you, Joe? Doesn't Joey?"
  • (Van Heflin) "Marion -- Honey, it's because you mean so much to me that I've GOT to go. Do you think I could go on living with you and you thinking that I showed yella. Then, what about Joey? How do you think I'd ever explain that to him?"
  • (Jean Arthur) "Oh Joe, Joe --"
  • (Van Heflin) "I've been thinkin' a lot and I know I'm kinda slow sometimes, Marion, but I see things. And I know that if -- if anything happened to me that you'd be took care of, took care of better than I could do it myself. I never thought I'd live to hear myself say that, but I guess now's a pretty good time to lay things bare."
  • (Jean Arthur) "It's as though I'd be glad for you to go."
  • (Van Heflin) "Honey, you're the most honest and the finest girl that ever lived and I couldn't do what I gotta do if I hadn't always knowed that I could trust ya."
  • (Van Heflin) "Now don't you go countin' me out. I wouldn't have lived as long as I have already if I wasn't pretty tough."
  • (Jean Arthur) "Oh, Ernie, you wouldn't leave your home and land. Oh, Ernie, you --"
  • (Leonard Strong) "I'm worn down and out. I'm tired of bein' insulted by them fellers. Called a pig farmer. Who knows what comes next?"
  • (Van Heflin) "Well, don't throw your tail up."
  • (Jean Arthur) "You were through with gun-fighting?"
  • (Alan Ladd) "I changed my mind."
  • (Jean Arthur) "Are you doing this just for me?"
  • (Alan Ladd) "For you, Marion -- for Joe, and little Joe."
  • (Jean Arthur) "Then we'll never see you again?"
  • (Alan Ladd) "Never's a long time, Marian."
  • (Jean Arthur) "Tell him -- tell him I was sorry."
  • (Alan Ladd) "No need to tell him that."
  • (Jean Arthur) "You're both out of your senses. This isn't worth a life, anybody's life. What are you fighting for? This shack, this little piece of ground, and nothing but work, work, work? I'm sick of it. I'm sick of trouble. Joe, let's move. Let's go on. Please."
  • (Van Heflin) "Marion, don't say that. That ain't the truth. You love this place more than me."
  • (Jean Arthur) "Not anymore."
  • (Van Heflin) "Even if that was the truth, it wouldn't change things."

Ben Johnson as Chris Calloway

  • (Ben Johnson) "A whole bunch came in. They brought all their women to protect 'em."
  • (Ben Johnson) "Well, what'll it be? Lemon, strawberry or lilac, sodbuster?"
  • (Alan Ladd) "You speakin' to me?"
  • (Ben Johnson) "I don't see nobody else standin' there."
  • (Ben Johnson) "Here, have some of this. Smell like a man."
  • (John Dierkes) "Don't it smell better in here, Grafton? Chris just fumigated a sodbuster."
  • (Paul McVey) "Just take it easy."
  • (Ben Johnson) "I was just askin' about sody pop -- pigs and taters and one thing and another."
  • (Ben Johnson) "Say, which one of them tater-pickers are you workin' for? Or are you just squattin' on the range?"
  • (Alan Ladd) "Joe Starrett, if it's any of your business."
  • (Ben Johnson) "Supposin' I make it my business?"
  • (Ben Johnson) "I guess you don't hear very well, sodbuster. I thought I told you if you wanted to keep healthy, to stay outta here. Now, get goin'. Look, pig farmer, you better get back inside with the women and kids where its safe."
  • (Alan Ladd) "Don't push it, Calloway."

Alan Ladd as Shane

  • (Alan Ladd) "So you're Jack Wilson."
  • (Jack Wilson) "What's that mean to you, Shane?"
  • (Alan Ladd) "I've heard about you."
  • (Jack Wilson) "What have you heard, Shane?"
  • (Alan Ladd) "I've heard that you're a low-down Yankee liar."
  • (Jack Wilson) "Prove it."
  • (Alan Ladd) "Do you mind putting down that gun? Then I'll leave."
  • (Van Heflin) "What difference does it make, you're leaving anyway?"
  • (Alan Ladd) "I'd like it to be my idea."
  • (Alan Ladd) "That was an elegant dinner, Mrs. Starrett."
  • (Alan Ladd) "I gotta be going on."
  • (Brandon deWilde) "Why, Shane?"
  • (Alan Ladd) "A man has to be what he is, Joey. Can't break the mould. I tried it and it didn't work for me."
  • (Brandon deWilde) "We want you, Shane."
  • (Alan Ladd) "Joey, there's no living with -- 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."
  • (Brandon deWilde) "Shane --"
  • (Brandon deWilde) "It's bloody. You're hurt."
  • (Alan Ladd) "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."
  • (Brandon deWilde) "Yes, Shane."
  • (Alan Ladd) "I like working for Starrett."
  • (Emile Meyer) "Whatever he's payin', I'll double."
  • (Alan Ladd) "Its no use."
  • (Emile Meyer) "What are you lookin' for?"
  • (Alan Ladd) "Nothin'."
  • (Emile Meyer) "Pretty wife, Starrett's got."
  • (Alan Ladd) "Why, you dirty --"
  • (Alan Ladd) "You were watchin' me down it for quite a spell, weren't you?"
  • (Brandon deWilde) "Yes I was."
  • (Alan Ladd) "You know, I -- I like a man who watches things go on around. It means he'll make his mark someday."
  • (Alan Ladd) "I came to get your offer, Ryker."
  • (Emile Meyer) "I'm not dealing with you. Where's Starrett?"
  • (Alan Ladd) "You're dealing with me, Ryker."
  • (Emile Meyer) "I got no quarrel with you, Shane. You walk out now and no hard feelings."
  • (Alan Ladd) "What's your offer, Ryker?"
  • (Emile Meyer) "To you, not a thing."
  • (Alan Ladd) "That's too bad."
  • (Emile Meyer) "Too bad?"
  • (Alan Ladd) "Yeah, you've lived too long. Your kind of days are over."
  • (Emile Meyer) "My days. What about yours, gunfighter?"
  • (Alan Ladd) "The difference is I know it."
  • (Emile Meyer) "All right. So we'll all turn in our six-guns to the bartender. We'll all start hoeing spuds. Is that it?"
  • (Alan Ladd) "Not quite yet."

Brandon deWilde as Joey

  • (Brandon deWilde) "Was that him? Was that Wilson?"
  • (Alan Ladd) "That was him. That was Wilson, all right, and he was fast, fast on the draw."
  • (Brandon deWilde) "Goodnight, Ma."
  • (Jean Arthur) "Goodnight, Joey."
  • (Brandon deWilde) "Goodnight, Pa."
  • (Van Heflin) "Goodnight, son."
  • (Brandon deWilde) "Goodnight Shane."
  • (Brandon deWilde) "I bet it stings like anything."
  • (Brandon deWilde) "Could you whip him, Pa? Could you whip Shane?"
  • (Van Heflin) "Don't you ask nothin' but questions?"
  • (Brandon deWilde) "But could you?"
  • (Van Heflin) "Ooh, maybe. But there's no call for that, Joey. Shane's on our side."
  • (Brandon deWilde) "Somebody's comin', Pa."
  • (Van Heflin) "Well, let him come."

Edgar Buchanan as Fred Lewis

  • (Edgar Buchanan) "Joe, just how far is this Ryker gonna push us?"
  • (Van Heflin) "Let's not talk scared. That's just exactly what Ryker wants. He thinks he can just shoo us off of here like a flock of chickens."

Elisha Cook Jr. as Frank 'Stonewall' Torrey

  • (Wilson) "I guess they named a lot of that Southern trash after old Stonewall."
  • (Elisha Cook Jr.) "Who'd they name you after? Or do you know?"
  • (Wilson) "I'm saying that Stonewall Jackson was trash himself. Him and Lee and all the rest of them rebs. You, too."
  • (Elisha Cook Jr.) "You're a low-down lyin' Yankee."
  • (Wilson) "Prove it."

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