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"The Big Valley" (1965) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1965-1969

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The Big Valley: Season 1: Episode 30 -- A doctor treating train-passenger Audra for appendicitis meets enemies who reveal a secret from his past.
The Big Valley: Season 1: Episode 29 -- Victoria helps a friend and her ex-outlaw husband who have opened a store next to a warehouse of gold.
The Big Valley: Season 1: Episode 28 -- Audra falls for a speculator planning to foreclose on desperate ranchers to whom he gave high-interest loans.
The Big Valley: Season 1: Episode 27 -- The Barkley men must clear their father's name of accusations of taking Union Army gold thought lost in a shipwreck.
The Big Valley: Season 1: Episode 26 -- Victoria forces an escaped convict at gunpoint to rescue Heath from beneath a mudslide; guest Bruce Dern.

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
15 September 1965 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Victoria Barkley heads her adult brood on the Barkley Ranch in California's San Joaquin Valley, near Stockton... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of my all-time favorites! See more (34 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 205)

Richard Long ... Jarrod Barkley (112 episodes, 1965-1969)

Peter Breck ... Nick Barkley (112 episodes, 1965-1969)

Lee Majors ... Heath Barkley (112 episodes, 1965-1969)

Linda Evans ... Audra Barkley (112 episodes, 1965-1969)

Barbara Stanwyck ... Victoria Barkley (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
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Series Directed by
Virgil W. Vogel (48 episodes, 1965-1969)
Bernard McEveety (11 episodes, 1965-1968)
Paul Henreid (9 episodes, 1965-1968)
Arnold Laven (6 episodes, 1965-1968)
Joe Mazzuca (5 episodes, 1967-1969)
Arthur H. Nadel (4 episodes, 1966)
Joseph H. Lewis (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Michael Ritchie (3 episodes, 1966)
Norman S. Powell (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
Charles S. Dubin (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Paul Wendkos (2 episodes, 1965)
Richard Long (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
Lawrence Dobkin (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Writing credits
A.I. Bezzerides (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
Louis F. Edelman (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
Ken Pettus (14 episodes, 1966-1969)
Mel Goldberg (13 episodes, 1965-1969)
Margaret Armen (10 episodes, 1965-1969)
Jay Simms (6 episodes, 1965-1969)
Harry Kronman (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
Arthur Browne Jr. (5 episodes, 1966-1969)
Don Ingalls (5 episodes, 1966-1969)
William W. Norton (4 episodes, 1965-1969)
Peter Packer (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Lou Morheim (4 episodes, 1966-1968)
Ken Trevey (4 episodes, 1966-1967)
John O'Dea (4 episodes, 1967-1969)
Sasha Gilien (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
Jack Curtis (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Paul Savage (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Steven W. Carabatsos (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Gilbert Ralston (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Edward J. Lakso (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Judith Barrows (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Carey Wilber (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Christopher Knopf (2 episodes, 1965)
Michael Gleason (2 episodes, 1967)
Arthur Rowe (2 episodes, 1967)
D.C. Fontana (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Lee Erwin (2 episodes, 1968)

Series Produced by
Arthur Gardner .... producer / executive producer (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
Arnold Laven .... producer / executive producer (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
Jules V. Levy .... producer / executive producer (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
Lou Morheim .... associate producer / producer (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
 
Series Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin (26 episodes, 1968-1969)
Elmer Bernstein (24 episodes, 1967-1968)
George Duning (21 episodes, 1965-1967)
Joseph Mullendore (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Cinematography by
Wilfred M. Cline (75 episodes, 1965-1969)
Charles Burke (36 episodes, 1966-1969)
 
Series Film Editing by
Sherman Todd (34 episodes, 1965-1969)
Arthur Hilton (27 episodes, 1966-1969)
Desmond Marquette (25 episodes, 1966-1969)
Tom Rolf (10 episodes, 1965-1967)
Sherman A. Rose (8 episodes, 1965-1966)
Anthony Wollner (7 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Casting by
Robert Walker (60 episodes, 1965-1967)
Harvey Clermont (49 episodes, 1967-1969)
Betty Martin (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jack De Shields (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
Bill Ross (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Pierre Ludlum (111 episodes, 1965-1969)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sidney Perell .... makeup artist (108 episodes, 1965-1969)
Scotty Rackin .... hair stylist (60 episodes, 1965-1967)
Gale McGarry .... hair stylist (51 episodes, 1967-1969)
Bertha French .... hair stylist (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
Beau Hickman .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Production Management
Norman S. Powell .... production supervisor (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
Don Torpin .... production manager (98 episodes, 1965-1969)
Bob White .... production manager (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob White .... assistant director (38 episodes, 1966-1969)
Edward Teets .... assistant director (32 episodes, 1966-1969)
Marty Moss .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1965-1966)
Mike Moder .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1965-1966)
Don Torpin .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1966)
Jack Roe .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1966)
Martin Cohan .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Sound Department
Don Rush .... sound (108 episodes, 1965-1969)
Kay Rose .... sound effects (88 episodes, 1965-1969)
Mandine Rogne .... sound effects (22 episodes, 1965-1966)
John Dignan .... sound (3 episodes, 1966)
Milton C. Burrow .... sound effects (2 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Stunts
Jeannie Epper .... stunt double (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Earl C. Williman .... lamp operator (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
Lloyd Ahern II .... assistant camera (29 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert B. Harris .... wardrobe (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
Jack Muhs .... costumes: Barbara Stanwyck (79 episodes, 1965-1968)
 
Series Editorial Department
Bernard W. Burton .... editorial supervisor (77 episodes, 1965-1968)
Richard E. Reilly .... editorial administrator (26 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Music Department
Alfred Perry .... music supervisor (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
Harry King .... music editor (110 episodes, 1965-1969)
George Duning .... composer: theme music (34 episodes, 1965-1968)
Al Friede .... music editor (2 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... driver (1 episode, 1966)
 
Series Other crew
Marilyn Fiebelkorn .... assistant to producer (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
Marian Carpenter .... assistant to producer (91 episodes, 1965-1969)
Tom Rolf .... production coordinator (82 episodes, 1966-1969)
Joe Mazzuca .... script supervisor (49 episodes, 1965-1967)
Penny Danz .... assistant to producer (16 episodes, 1968-1969)
James Heinz .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1967)
 

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Runtime:
60 min (112 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
There was originally a fourth Barkley son, Eugene Barkley, portrayed by Charles Briles, who appeared in eight episodes of the first season. Briles was forced to leave the show midway through the first season because in real life he was drafted by the U.S Army. After leaving the regular cast, Eugene never returned in later seasons, even when Briles mustered out of the Army, and basically, Eugene was never really referred to again.See more »
Quotes:
Nick Barkley:It might do you good to eat a little dust once in awhile.
Jarrod Barkley:I'm a lawyer, remember? I only eat crow.
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FAQ

How many episodes did each of the five main stars appear in?
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
One of my all-time favorites!, 15 May 2004
Author: (res3158@bluefrognet.net) from Geneva, NY

I've been watching Bonanza recently and don't like it as much as The Big Valley. It seems like Bonanza is shot in a small building. The background always seems to be painted on the walls and sound seems to echo. I'm unable to see BV anymore (can't get Hallmark) but I remember most outdoor scenes looking like they were indeed outdoors (probably because they were). I also loved their house and have often wondered where it's located, what it was originally used for and if it's still standing today.

I liked the cast and the fact that most of them were in most episodes, although Audra seems to be missing from many episodes near the second half of the last season. I don't think Eugene was ever supposed to be part of the regular cast since he never appeared in the opening theme. Not sure why they had him in there to begin with.

I'd love to find this on VHS or DVD but have never seen it out there anyplace.

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