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.
Written byWilliam Blinn
Ernest Kinoy
Denne Bart Petitclerc
Jack Schaefer
David Shaw
Directed byDavid Greene
Alex March
Gerd Oswald
StarringDavid Carradine
Bert Freed
Jill Ireland
Theme music composerVictor Young
Composer(s)Jerry Fielding
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes17
Executive producer(s)David Shaw
Producer(s)Denne Bart Petitclerc
Running time60 mins.
Production company(s)Titus Productions
Original networkABC
Picture formatColor 4:3
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 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, a former gun fighter and sometimes outlaw who takes on work as a hired-hand at the ranch of a widowed woman, her son, and her father-in-law. The series, which aired on ABC, was filmed as a continuing story.

Cast comparison[edit]

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]

Title Original air date
1"The Distant Bell"September 10, 1966 (1966-09-10)
2"The Hant"September 17, 1966 (1966-09-17)
3"The Wild Geese"September 24, 1966 (1966-09-24)
4"An Echo of Anger"October 1, 1966 (1966-10-01)
5"The Bitter, the Lonely"October 8, 1966 (1966-10-08)
6"Killer in the Valley"October 15, 1966 (1966-10-15)
7"Day of the Hawk"October 22, 1966 (1966-10-22)
8"The Other Image"October 29, 1966 (1966-10-29)
9"Poor Tom's A-Cold"November 5, 1966 (1966-11-05)
10"High Road to Viator"November 12, 1966 (1966-11-12)
11"The Day the Wolf Laughed"November 19, 1966 (1966-11-19)
12"The Silent Gift"November 26, 1966 (1966-11-26)
13"A Long Night of Mourning"December 3, 1966 (1966-12-03)
14"The Big Fifty"December 10, 1966 (1966-12-10)
15"The Great Invasion: Part 1"December 17, 1966 (1966-12-17)
16"The Great Invasion: Part 2"December 24, 1966 (1966-12-24)
17"A Man'd Be Proud"December 31, 1966 (1966-12-31)

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]


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