Lee Asker

  1. Brandon De Wilde, Shane, 1951.    Hardly possible that some other kid could have been Joey Starrett, the sprog of Van Helfin and Jean Arthur, idolising Alan Ladd’s fastest gun alive in the classic Western. Shot during  July-October 1951, it wasn’t released until 1953 due to George Stevens lengthy editing, and Paramount losing faith until Howard Hughes tried to buy it! Billy Crystal was taken to movie by his babysitter – Billie Holliday!  As the kid kept calling “Shane! Come back!” as the Ladd  rode off at he end, Billie knew. “He ain’t never comin’ back!”

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