The Big Valley (1965–1969)

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The Wild West adventures of the residents and staff of Barkley Ranch in California's San Joaquin Valley.

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 Jarrod Barkley (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Nick Barkley (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Heath Barkley (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Audra Barkley (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Victoria Barkley (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
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Victoria Barkley heads her adult brood on the Barkley Ranch in California's San Joaquin Valley, near Stockton, in the 1870s. Heath is the illegitimate son of Victoria's husband, Tom (who is dead at the time of the series). Bank robbers, horse thieves, revolutionaries, and land grabbers keep the Barkleys hopping. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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15 September 1965 (USA)  »

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Valle de pasiones  »

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(112 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Dell Comics published a six issue comic book series based on the series from 1966-1969. See more »

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Heath: Boy Howdy! I've got blisters in places I didn't even know I had places.
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Referenced in The Nanny: The Bobbi Flekman Story (1997) See more »

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Charles Briles - Eugene Barkley
28 August 2002 | by (So. California) – See all my reviews

Having worked at ABC and "Saga of the Big Valley" was one of 'our shows' we coordinated between production companies, advertising agencies & network .. as I recall, Eugene's character was not brought back because the story lines worked well with the characters who were always in it .. Peter, Breck, Linda Evans, Richard Long, Barbara Stanwyck, etc. .. there was so much to do with their characters that 'Eugene' was not needed and perhaps there was a contract problem as well . I do not really remember .. it was so long ago . most enjoyable show .. Usually, when you have many 'stars' in a series .. each is set to do X# out of total shows for the year .. back then we were doing a lot more than 22 shows a year as they do now and took less time to make them as well.. sometimes it comes down to money too .. but it also cost a lot less to film shows back then and 'stars' did not get anywhere near the money they make today ... thus less episodes and more commercials today!


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