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Season: 1
Year: 1966


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: The Distant Bell

10 September 1966
When Amy Sloate shows up to start a school, Rufe Ryker gives orders to burn down the barn that would house the school. Miss. Sloate doesn't like the raw wilderness and violence she sees and is advised by Shane to leave. Marion is adamant that there will be a school, no matter how much Ryker is against it so she starts a school in the saloon. When Shane hears Ryker still caused trouble, he goes to Plan B.

David Carradine ... Shane

Jill Ireland ... Marian Starrett
Tom Tully ... Tom Starrett
Christopher Shea ... Joey Starett (as Chris Shea)
Owen Bush ... Ben
Karl Lukas ... Ed Howell
Lawrence Mann ... Harve
Del Ford ... Bobby Howell

Diane Ladd ... Amy Sloate
Sam Gilman ... Sam Grafton

Bert Freed ... Rufe Ryker
Bill Coontz ... Henchman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 2: The Hant

17 September 1966
An old man shows up and watches Shane from a distance. When Shane confronts the man, he discovers he shot and killed the old man's son four years before. The fact that he couldn't remember, and the old man's strange request makes Shane physically ill. Shane must find some way to come to terms with what he did.

David Carradine ... Shane

Jill Ireland ... Marian Starett
Tom Tully ... Tom Starett
Christopher Shea ... Joey Starett (as Chris Shea)

John Qualen ... Old Man
Carl Reindel ... Jed Andrews
Ned Romero ... Drover #1
Claude Hall ... Drover #2

Sam Melville ... Shane's Companion
David Garfield ... Young Man (as John Garfield Jr.)
Sam Gilman ... Sam Grafton

Bert Freed ... Rufe Ryker (credit only)

Season 1, Episode 3: The Wild Geese

24 September 1966
What starts out as a day filled with the hope of borrowing the needed money for buying pigs the Starett's will need to get through the winter turns out to be a day of truths. After Ryker threatens to burn down the winter wheat, it's suddenly stampeded by a herd of Ryker's cattle. Shane sees no other way for the family to survive except to take a job with a group of gunfighters he's worked with before. Marian begs him not to take the job. She doesn't want blood money. We see a tougher side of Shane, and a surprising ending to this story.

David Carradine ... Shane

Jill Ireland ... Marian Starett
Tom Tully ... Tom Starett
Christopher Shea ... Joey Starett (as Chris Shea)
Owen Bush ... Ben
Bill Fletcher ... Wynn Truscott

Allen Jaffe ... Casey Driscoll

Don Gordon ... Johnny Wake

William Smithers ... Del Packard (as Bill Smithers)
Sam Gilman ... Sam Grafton

Bert Freed ... Rufe Ryker

Season 1, Episode 4: An Echo of Anger

1 October 1966
When four members of the Spicer family ride into town, Kemp immediately announces they are there to kill Shane. Shane soon discovers they plan on killing him to avenge him for another family member who's life, they claim, Shane took. Shane denies this fact, however. Ryker himself sides with Shane, and they may soon be facing a shootout.

David Carradine ... Shane

Jill Ireland ... Marian Starett
Tom Tully ... Tom Starett
Christopher Shea ... Joey Starett (as Chris Shea)

Warren Oates ... Kemp Spicer

Cliff Osmond ... Joshua Spicer
Charles Kuenstle ... Boon Spicer

Phil Chambers ... Ned
Richard Evans ... J.D. Spicer
Sam Gilman ... Sam Grafton

Bert Freed ... Rufe Ryker

Season 1, Episode 5: The Bitter, the Lonely

8 October 1966
A stranger, not happy with the changing times and unwilling to accept the fact that "sod busters" are moving into the land, resorts to taking a job with the Starrett's when things get rough. He doesn't last long because Ryker invites him to work at his ranch. But even Ryker's ways are too tame for this cowboy, and he's out for revenge.

David Carradine ... Shane

Jill Ireland ... Marian Starett
Tom Tully ... Tom Starett
Christopher Shea ... Joey Starett (as Chris Shea)
Steve Ihnat ... R.G. Posey
Owen Bush ... Ben
Lawrence Mann ... Harve Hanes
Ned Romero ... Chips
Sam Gilman ... Sam Grafton

Bert Freed ... Rufe Ryker

Season 1, Episode 6: Killer in the Valley

15 October 1966
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 does everything possible to get the quinine they need. He'll do anything - even kill anybody who tries to stand in his way! The drummer that arrives in town decides to make a little profit on the panic that soon erupts.

David Carradine ... Shane

Jill Ireland ... Marian Starett
Tom Tully ... Tom Starett
Christopher Shea ... Joey Starett (as Chris Shea)
Joseph Campanella ... Barney Lucas
Owen Bush ... Ben
George Keymas ... Steve Danko
Robert F. Hoy ... Billy Cain (as Robert Hoy)
Paul Grant ... Matthew Eberle
Sam Gilman ... Sam Grafton

Bert Freed ... Rufe Ryker

Season 1, Episode 7: Day of the Hawk

22 October 1966
Two of Rykers' drunken cowhands cause a fire, accidentally killing a young woman. Her husband shoots one of the cowhands, who eventually dies. Ryker announces he's going after the husband who killed his cowhand. Meanwhile, a preacher shows up to perform the funeral service and gets involved. The steps he takes to stop the feud are shocking.

David Carradine ... Shane

Jill Ireland ... Marian Starett
Tom Tully ... Tom Starett
Christopher Shea ... Joey Starett (as Chris Shea)

James Whitmore ... Harry Himber

Gregory Walcott ... Floyd Harmon
Jason Wingreen ... Ira Jackson
Catherine Ferrar ... Elizabeth Jackson (as Cathy Ferrar)
Ned Romero ... Chips
Dee Pollock ... Hoke
Sam Gilman ... Sam Grafton

Bert Freed ... Rufe Ryker

Season 1, Episode 8: The Other Image

29 October 1966
Shane feels he's lost the battle for Marian's heart when she receives a letter from back East from an old boyfriend, Warren Eliot. Then when Warren pops the question, Marian finds herself having to decide rather she and Joey should stay or go back East with Warren, leaving behind Shane and her father-in-law.

David Carradine ... Shane

Jill Ireland ... Marian Starett
Tom Tully ... Tom Starett
Christopher Shea ... Joey Starett (as Chris Shea)

Robert Brown ... Warren Eliot
Owen Bush ... Ben
Lawrence Mann ... Harve Hanes
Ned Romero ... Chips
Sam Gilman ... Sam Grafton

Bert Freed ... Rufe Ryker

Season 1, Episode 9: Poor Tom's A-Cold

5 November 1966
Tom Gary has a wife and two kids; and when his animals die from drinking poison water, he believes Ryker is behind it. Before long, Tom allows his anger and frustration to drive him mad. He begins shooting at folks, and even shoots his own wife. Tom Starrett, Shane, and Ryker set out to find him before he kills someone.

David Carradine ... Shane

Jill Ireland ... Marian Starett
Tom Tully ... Tom Starett
Christopher Shea ... Joey Starett (as Chris Shea)

Robert Duvall ... Tom Gary
Phyllis Love ... Ada Gary
Claire Wilcox ... Louisa Gary
Joey Wilcox ... Lloyd Gary
Sam Gilman ... Sam Grafton

Bert Freed ... Rufe Ryker

Season 1, Episode 10: High Road in Viator

12 November 1966
Shane does everything he can to make sure Marion gets to a special dance. Nothing short of death will keep him from his duty. Using a deck of cards, he convinces Ryker to leave the family's homestead alone while they are gone, drives the family three days to a city where the dance is to be held, and fights Indians after they steal Marion's dress. But at the end of the trip, the family gets a big surprise.

David Carradine ... Shane

Jill Ireland ... Marian Starett
Tom Tully ... Tom Starett
Christopher Shea ... Joey Starett (as Chris Shea)
X Brands ... Young Brave
Anne Morrell ... Young Woman
Hal John Norman ... Leader
Madeleine Taylor Holmes ... Old Woman

Arthur Peterson ... Codger
George Sawaya ... Indian #1
Sam Gilman ... Sam Grafton

Bert Freed ... Rufe Ryker

Season 1, Episode 11: The Day the Wolf Laughed

19 November 1966
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. It turns out that Shane and the head outlaw go way back, and a declaration was made that they would end up killing each other someday. After Ryker arrives, words are exchanged, and Ryker and his men go to have a showdown with the gang. The end results are not pleasant. Since Shane didn't hold up his end of the bargain, the leader of the gang decide to take revenge. There's only one thing that could make Shane face this man head on, and that one thing has happened.

David Carradine ... Shane

Jill Ireland ... Marian Starett
Tom Tully ... Tom Starett
Christopher Shea ... Joey Starett (as Chris Shea)

J.D. Cannon ... Reno
Skip Homeier ... Augie

Sam Melville ... Len
Owen Bush ... Ben
Lawrence Mann ... Harve Hanes
Ned Romero ... Chips

Daniel J. Travanti ... Grant (as Dan Travanty)
Clyde Ventura ... Jud

Donald Elson ... Amos (as Don Elson)

Phyllis Davis ... Shirley Norman
Sam Gilman ... Sam Grafton

Bert Freed ... Rufe Ryker

Season 1, Episode 12: The Silent Gift

26 November 1966
Shane agrees to work for Ryker for a month so he can buy a pony for Joey. However, things don't go as planned. The foreman isn't too fond of the new hired hand and makes life at Ryker's Ranch rather difficult for Shane.

David Carradine ... Shane

Jill Ireland ... Marian Starett
Tom Tully ... Tom Starett
Christopher Shea ... Joey Starett (as Chris Shea)
Jack Ging ... Kyle

J. Pat O'Malley ... Jingles
Claude Hall ... Claude
Sam Gilman ... Sam Grafton

Bert Freed ... Rufe Ryker

Season 1, Episode 13: A Long Night of Mourning

3 December 1966
A woman arrives in town and announces to Joey that she is an old acquaintance of Tom's. Tom soon has to reveal a deep dark secret from his past and the reason he left the bench. But the woman is out for revenge, and not even Shane may be able to stop it this time.

David Carradine ... Shane

Jill Ireland ... Marian Starett
Tom Tully ... Tom Starett
Christopher Shea ... Joey Starett (as Chris Shea)

Joanne Linville ... Lydia Montgomery
Bill Fletcher ... Lee Maddox
Owen Bush ... Ben
Sam Gilman ... Sam Grafton

Season 1, Episode 14: The Big Fifty

10 December 1966
After one of Ryker's hands is shot, Shane is blamed. They find him guilty in a mock jury trial where Ryker's the judge and his men are the jury. Ben sneaks away to warn Tom and Marian about what's going on, and the whole family fights to save Shane's life. Shane and Joey make a decision that may complicate things even more. But somebody's guilty, and Shane must get to the truth before Ryker kills him!

David Carradine ... Shane

Jill Ireland ... Marian Starett
Tom Tully ... Tom Starett
Christopher Shea ... Joey Starett (as Chris Shea)

Wayne Rogers ... Jim Greevey
Owen Bush ... Ben
Ned Romero ... Chips
Lawrence Mann ... Harve Hanes
Elizabeth Harrower ... Myra Torrey
John Damler ... Jeff
Karl Lukas ... Ed Howell
Henry Wills ... Farnham
Sam Gilman ... Sam Grafton

Bert Freed ... Rufe Ryker

Season 1, Episode 15: The Great Invasion: Part 1

17 December 1966
An invasion is happening, and it's happening by Major Hackett and his hired guns to any rancher or homesteader who is not a member of the Cattleman's Beleavent. An article in the paper only mentions one name, Longhorn Jenny who obtains her cattle to sell by questionable methods. She is branded a rustler. That's only the beginning of Hackett's invasion, however. Shane is concerned for the homesteaders, and yes, even Ryker, who live in the valley and tries to warn them to join together to fight Hackett, because he WILL come. Everyone laughs in his face, however, and refuse to leave. Even Marion refuses to leave. When Shane has a talk with Joey, he realizes there is only one thing left to do. He may never see Marion again.

David Carradine ... Shane

Jill Ireland ... Marian Starett
Tom Tully ... Tom Starett
Christopher Shea ... Joey Starett (as Chris Shea)

Bradford Dillman ... Maj. George Hackett
Constance Ford ... Longhorn Jenny
Archie Moore ... Dan
Frank Marth ... Harvey Ball

Ross Hagen ... Floyd

Charles Grodin ... Jed
Tim O'Kelly ... Eddy
Hal Lynch ... Gunderson
E.J. André ... Bullhead O'Reilly (credit only)
Bill Quinn ... Shaw
Larry Thor ... Fretwell
Peter Brocco ... Headwaiter

Bill Erwin ... Clerk
Betty Anne Rees ... Rose (credit only)
Janice Carroll ... Louisa (credit only)

Bert Freed ... Rufe Ryker

Season 1, Episode 16: The Great Invasion: Part 2

24 December 1966
Frustrated by his inability to convince the homesteaders and Ryker of the need to fight the crazed, megalomaniac Major Hackett and his army, Shane decides to accept Hackett's offer and join his troop, in the hope of learning which ranchers they plan to attack next and warning them before more are killed.

David Carradine ... Shane

Jill Ireland ... Marian Starett
Tom Tully ... Tom Starett
Christopher Shea ... Joey Starett (as Chris Shea)

Bradford Dillman ... Maj. George Hackett
Frank Marth ... Harvey Ball

Ross Hagen ... Floyd Pettyburn

Charles Grodin ... Jed
Tim O'Kelly ... Eddy
Hal Lynch ... Gunderson

Bert Freed ... Rufe Ryker
E.J. André ... Bullhead O'Reilly (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 17: A Man'd Be Proud

31 December 1966
There is a man interested in courting Marian and it's not Shane. Actually, the person doing the courting is quite shocking to everyone. Marian sees this new interest as a way to make Shane jealous and it works like a charm; but will her attempts backfire?

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