A gang of outlaws ride into town and cause so much ruckus that Grafton sends for Ryker, but that's before Shane begs him to let the men have their fun for two days, pay for the damages, then ride out...
While out riding one day, Shane and Marian come upon a sick couple. It's not long before they realize that the couple have contracted a deadly disease. When Marian comes down with the disease, Shane ...
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
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The show was short lived mainly due to its competition. It was shown on Saturday nights at 7:30 EST, directly opposite The Jackie Gleason Show, then the 5th most popular show on television. It was canceled 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 »
I saw the full series of Shane in the 60s on TV and I thought it was excellent, nothing fancy or Ultra action series, but a really good realistic western series with an excellent cast.David Carradine was his usual strong, moody self.(as Kung Fu)The late Jill Ireland was good as his romantic interest. I suppose it would seem a bit sedate by today's standards, but to me it was superb, with some very good supporting actors, Some who appeared on an almost weekly basis and some who did not. All were good.I thought Ryker was also a good character, A real good villain of the piece with his brother and other gun hands he seemed to hire who always came up against out hero Shane.I would love to see the whole series again today. I'm sure It'd be just as enjoyable.
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