Shane was a 1953 western film made by Paramount Pictures. It was produced and directed by George Stevens from a screenplay by A.B. Guthrie Jr., based on the 1949 novel of the same name by Jack Schaefer. Shane tells the story of a gunfighter who comes to a recently settled farm area near a quiet town and fights for the rights of homesteaders against the long-entrenched hard-bitten open-range cattlemen who control the majority of the land. The film received six Academy Awards nominations. This radio version from Hollywood Radio Theater stars Alan Ladd and Van Heflin in their film roles. Trivia: Clint Eastwood directed a semi-remake of Shane, called Pale Rider starring himself and Chris Penn.