Shane (1966)/The Distant Bell

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The Distant Bell
Season 1, Episode 1
Airdate September 10, 1966
Written by David Shaw
Directed by Robert Butler
Produced by Denne Bart Petitclerc

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The Distant Bell is the first episode of the first season of Shane.

Starring: David Carradine (Shane), Jill Ireland (Marian), Tom Tully (Tom)

Introducing: Chris Shea (Joey)

Additional Cast: Owen Bush (Ben), Karl Lukas (Howell), Lawrence Mann (Harve), Del Ford (Bobby)

and Diane Ladd (Amy Sloate)

with Sam Gilman (Grafton)

and Bert Freed (Ryker)


Plot Overview

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.


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