Shane (TV series)

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Jill Ireland Christopher Shea Shane 1966.JPG
Jill Ireland as Marion Starett and Christopher Shea as her son, Joey.
Genre Western
Written by William Blinn
Ernest Kinoy
Denne Bart Petitclerc
Jack Schaefer
David Shaw
Directed by David Greene
Alex March
Gerd Oswald
Starring David Carradine
Bert Freed
Jill Ireland
Theme music composer Victor Young
Composer(s) Jerry Fielding
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 17
Executive producer(s) David Shaw
Producer(s) Denne Bart Petitclerc
Running time 60 mins.
Original network ABC
Picture format Color 4:3
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 10 – December 31, 1966

Shane is an American Western television series aired in 1966 and based on the 1949 book of the same name by Jack Schaefer (there had also been a 1953 film of the novel, Shane). The series starred David Carradine as the title character. The series, which aired on ABC, was filmed as a continuing story.


Character 1953 movie 1966 TV series
Shane Alan Ladd David Carradine
Marian Starett Jean Arthur Jill Ireland
Joey Starett Brandon deWilde Christopher Shea
Rufe Ryker Emile Meyer Bert Freed
Sam Grafton Paul McVey Sam Gilman

Episode list[edit]

Episode no. Title Airdate
1 "The Distant Bell" September 10, 1966
2 "The Haunt" September 17, 1966
3 "The Wild Geese" September 24, 1966
4 "An Echo of Anger" October 1, 1966
5 "The Bitter, The Lonely" October 8, 1966
6 "Killer in the Valley" October 15, 1966
7 "Day of the Hawk" October 22, 1966
8 "The Other Image" October 29, 1966
9 "Poor Tom's A-Cold" November 5, 1966
10 "High Road in Viator" November 12, 1966
11 "The Day the Wolf Laughed" November 19, 1966
12 "The Silent Gift" November 26, 1966
13 "A Long Night of Mourning" December 3, 1966
14 "The Big Fifty" December 10, 1966
15 "The Great Invasion" (Part 1) December 17, 1966
16 "The Great Invasion" (Part 2) December 24, 1966
17 "A Man'd Be Proud" December 31, 1966

DVD release[edit]

On March 10, 2015, Timeless Media Group released Shane: The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time.[1]


  1. ^ DVDs for 'The Complete Series' Starring David Carradine

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