Shane

Continuity mistake: During the cemetery scene a wide shot shows the Tetons in the background almost cloud covered, and a few minutes later as everyone leaves the funeral to fight the fire, the wide shot shows the mountains clear.

Continuity mistake: In the first bar room scene, Ben Johnson splashes some whiskey on Alan Ladd's blue shirt. A few seconds later, after Ben Johnson says. "Supposin' I make it my business", Alan Ladd's shirt is bone dry. A few seconds later, it's wet again.

Continuity mistake: During the fight scene in the bar near the end, the dirt smears on the young boy's face change several times from shot to shot.

Continuity mistake: During the fight between Shane and Chris in the bar, the amount of blood on Chris' face changes between shots.

Continuity mistake: Near the end, when Shane walks into the saloon, wearing his gun, the gun-slinger, Wilson, moves the coffee pot in front of him off to the left, but not much later, it's back on the table.

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Continuity mistake: Before the Swede picks up Torry after he has been shot down in the mud by Wilson, his coat, arms and pants are all wet. But in the shot as he moves to pick up Torry they are all bone dry. Apparently the scene in the movie was a retake because Torry's body had already got the Swede wet in an earlier take.

Continuity mistake: When Jack Wilson looks outside over the swinging doors of the bar he's wearing a right side only gun and belt, not the double gun belt.

Other mistake: During the final shootout in the saloon, young Joey yells, "Shane, look out!" Alan Ladd whirls around and his gun goes off. But the gun isn't pointed anywhere near the bad guy who is standing on the second floor balcony. Shane more than likely shot the furnace that was off to the right. Yet, the bad guy still manages to do a face plant on the barroom floor.

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Question: Am I the only one that has seen an alternate ending to Shane? I saw it once where he comes riding back from over the hill.

Answer: During the 1960's, there was a TV Series, "Shane," which ran for one season on ABC. The premise was Shane returned to the ranch to help the now widowed Starrett and her son.

Thanks for the reply, but my daughter already suggested that one. That definitely wasn't it though. I've never even seen that TV show. The one I saw first was Allan Ladd and no other. All the other actors the same as well. There is no other movie that I have ever thought this about.

Answer: As far as I know there is no alternate ending. I've watched it for over forty years.

I saw Shane for the first time in 1970. I do remember it well. It was a slightly different version. I've seen it several times since and it is a different version. The first one I saw was like this... The father was not as good of a husband and father. Shane and the woman had a bit more than just an attraction. The farmer knocked Shane out and the farmer went to town and got himself killed. After leaving, Shane came back over the hill. The boy, with tears in his eyes, yelled "Shane you came back".

This is a perfect example of the Mandela Effect. No alternate version of the film exists where Shane comes back over the hill. There would be no reason for the studio to spend the money to script, shoot, edit, and distribute two versions of a film that vary so wildly. That there is no evidence of this alternate version other than "memories" should indicate that it doesn't actually exist. It is possible you are conflating elements of the film and the 1966 television series.

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Yeah, that's what everyone says. So far no-one has seen what I saw. My best guess is that I saw an alternate version of the movie that they accidentally released briefly to my local Dayton Ohio TV station in 1970. Then again maybe I was briefly transported to an alternate universe where that is their version? Just kidding... I think?

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