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10 September 1966 (USA) See more »
After the death of her husband, Marian Starett takes on the arduous task of both raising a son, Joey... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 20)

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 ... Ben (9 episodes, 1966)

Series Directed by
Alex March (3 episodes, 1966)
David Greene (2 episodes, 1966)
Gerald Mayer (2 episodes, 1966)
Gerd Oswald (2 episodes, 1966)
Series Writing credits
Jack Schaefer (17 episodes, 1966)
William Blinn (4 episodes, 1966)
Ernest Kinoy (4 episodes, 1966)
Denne Bart Petitclerc (3 episodes, 1966)
David Shaw (3 episodes, 1966)
Ellen M. Violett (2 episodes, 1966)

Series Produced by
Austen Jewell .... associate producer (17 episodes, 1966)
Denne Bart Petitclerc .... producer (17 episodes, 1966)
David Shaw .... executive producer (17 episodes, 1966)
Series Original Music by
Jerry Fielding (17 episodes, 1966)
Series Cinematography by
Richard Batcheller (17 episodes, 1966)
Series Film Editing by
Santo L. Bernardo (9 episodes, 1966)
Bill Murphy (8 episodes, 1966)
Series Art Direction by
Stan Jolley (17 episodes, 1966)
Bill Ross (17 episodes, 1966)
Series Set Decoration by
William F. Calvert (17 episodes, 1966)
Series Makeup Department
Louis Haszillo .... makeup artist (17 episodes, 1966)
Series Production Management
Jim Faris .... post-production supervisor (17 episodes, 1966)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lester Wm. Berke .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1966)
Michael Messinger .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1966)
Series Art Department
Anthony Bavero .... property master (17 episodes, 1966)
James West .... construction coordinator (17 episodes, 1966)
Series Sound Department
Joel Moss .... rerecording mixer / re-recording mixer (13 episodes, 1966)
Garry A. Harris .... sound mixer (9 episodes, 1966)
Walter Goss .... sound mixer (8 episodes, 1966)
William M. Andrews .... sound editor (7 episodes, 1966)
Jack Cheap .... sound editor (6 episodes, 1966)
Series Special Effects by
Charles Spurgeon .... special effects (17 episodes, 1966)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bobby Jones .... lighting gaffer (17 episodes, 1966)
Irv McClellan .... key grip (17 episodes, 1966)
Series Casting Department
Betty Martin .... casting supervisor (17 episodes, 1966)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ed Lossman .... wardrobe supervisor (17 episodes, 1966)
Series Music Department
Victor Young .... composer: theme music (17 episodes, 1966)
Jim Henrikson .... music editor (13 episodes, 1966)
Series Other crew
William Blinn .... story consultant (17 episodes, 1966)
Larry Lund .... script supervisor (11 episodes, 1966)
Robert Hardin .... assistant to producer (5 episodes, 1966)
Dorothy Cumming .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1966)
Gana Jones .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1966)

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60 min (17 episodes)
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17 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Don't Mess With a Classic, 15 August 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

A big mistake was made when someone got the bright idea to make a television series out of the classic film that starred Alan Ladd. It deservedly lasted only for 17 episodes. Fortunately no one's career got hurt.

The whole premise of the film was Alan Ladd riding in to the valley, dealing with the villains and LEAVING because his job was done and he knew he was becoming a romantic rival of Van Heflin for the affections of wife Jean Arthur. Alan Ladd's conduct was the whole point of the film.

Here we've got Mrs. Starrett being a widow and being looked after by gunfighter turned farm hand Shane. They added a character of Tom Tully as her father-in-law. Jill Ireland played Mrs. Starrett and villain Rufe Ryker is played by Bert Freed.

Freed will acquire that Starrett homestead one way or another. He'll either drive her out or marry her. Freed casts some lascivious eyes on her the way Emile Meyer did in the film. But in the TV show he's got a wedding ring ready if all else fails.

Shane is played by David Carradine who I think midway in the series lost interest. He knew he was in a turkey that was slated for early cancellation.

Wise move too.

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