The Shadow Riders is all-time, best-selling western writer Louis L'Amour's adventurous story of handsome heroes, renegades, scoundrels and a hellion of petticoats. It's 1865, the close of the Civil War; two brothers, a Yankee, Mac Traven (Selleck), and a Rebel, Dal (Elliot), return home to Texas to discover that their sister and Dal's spirited sweetheart Kate (Ross), have been kidnapped by marauding Rebel guerrillas who refuse to accept defeat of the Confederacy. Mac and Dal break their notorious uncle, Black Jack (Academy Award winner Ben Johnson), out of jail to help them rescue the women before they're sold as slaves to a Mexican brothel. It's classic ol' time western action from the director of Shenandoah, The Way West, Chisum and Bandolero.