Shane

Shane is a western television series that aired in 1966 and was 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 was created by Herschel Daugherty and Gary Nelson, and starred David Carradine as the title character.  The series, which aired on ABC, was filmed as a continuing story.  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.
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