Shane works for the Starett family, a young widow, her son, and her aging father-in-law, protecting them against the anti-sodbuster rancher Ryker and other perils plaguing the Old West.








Complete series cast summary:
David Carradine ...  Shane 17 episodes, 1966
Jill Ireland ...  Marian Starett 17 episodes, 1966
Tom Tully ...  Tom Starett / ... 17 episodes, 1966
Christopher Shea ...  Joey Starett 17 episodes, 1966
Bert Freed ...  Rufe Ryker 16 episodes, 1966
Sam Gilman ...  Sam Grafton 15 episodes, 1966
Owen Bush Owen Bush ...  Ben 9 episodes, 1966
Lawrence Mann Lawrence Mann ...  Harve Hanes / ... 6 episodes, 1966
Ned Romero ...  Chips / ... 6 episodes, 1966


After the death of her husband, Marian Starett takes on the arduous task of both raising a son, Joey, and protecting her farm from ruthless land baron Ryker. Nomadic gunfighter Shane decides to hire on with Marian as a cowhand, and, at the same time, serve as a father figure for little Joey. Written by Marty McKee <>

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His fast gun and his deadly past won't let him rest.









Release Date:

10 September 1966 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Titus Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


(17 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The show was short lived, mainly due to its competition. It was shown on Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time, directly opposite The Jackie Gleason Show, then the fifth most popular show on television. It was cancelled at mid season, with its last broadcast on New Year's Eve 1966. For some reason, the family name of Starett was spelled with one R, instead of with two R's, as it was in the movie and source novel. See more »


Follows Shane (1953) See more »

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2 July 2018 | by warrenslistSee all my reviews

Wonderful Movie. Top 5 on any Western Fan's List. Westerns were all over TV in The '60s. Was that what they were thinking? What was I thinking? It was 1969 before I saw The Movie Shane. I was just young enough to be 'Discovering and Exploring' Creativity. Shane opened me up to so much in the way of Production Values and Subtly as I embarked on a Media Career. How did George Stevens get The Dogs to do what they did? And that was just The Beginning! There was so much to explore! I became so obsessed that I drove to Jackson Hole Wyoming, found what was left of The Set and talked to some people who were there during filming. So....of course, I had to find all things Shane, including the TV Series. What a disappointment! It's almost unwatchable. I see that they brought Jack Schaefer in, who wrote the Novel, half way through the Season. I'm going to put it aside for a month or so and check out some of the episodes Schaefer wrote but......

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