Cinema: Collective Action, Pardner!

Most U.S. movie critics thought that Paramount's Shane (TIME, April 13) was just a rattling good western about homesteaders v. cattle owners. Last week Manhattan's Communist Daily Worker got around to reviewing the picture, which has just moved into neighborhood theaters, and found a significance in it that all the bourgeois reviewers had missed.

The Worker likes the picture's historically "accurate" description of the conflict between the landed proletariat and the "terroristic" cattle barons, but it deplores the fact that Hero Alan Ladd follows "the Hollywood strongman tradition," which, "coupled with extreme emphasis...

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