The Big Valley: Season 3, Episode 19

Shadow of a Giant (29 Jan. 1968)

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Nick and Heath join a posse led by a legendary marshall.The problem is the marshall is reckless and endangers all of his deputies lives.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Audra Barkley (credit only)
Marshal Seth Campbell
Richard Evans ...
Seth Campbell Jr.
Walter Brooke ...
Dave Steigler
Ed Bakey ...
Floyd Stryder
Rayford Barnes ...
Jeet Stryder
John McMurtry ...
Luke Stryder
Fletcher Fist ...
Mike Owens
Stuart Randall ...
Jess Curry
Link Haynes
Troy Melton ...
Jack Wilson


Nick and Heath join a posse led by a legendary marshall.The problem is the marshall is reckless and endangers all of his deputies lives.

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(RCA Sound Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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James Whitmore serves up another fine performance.
31 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

James Whitmore appears again in this tale of a Marshal that is approaching the end of his stellar career as a person needing great reward for his performance as US Marshal Seth Campbell.

When Floyd Stryder is broke out of jail by some of his kin, Marshal Campbell is called in with warrants to arrest the men. Six men agree to be a part of his posse that includes Heath and Nick and also includes Campbell's son.

When the posses comes up on the Stryders, they realize they are being fired upon with a Gatling gun. However Marshal Campbell tells the men to run straight into the gun fire. Much to the horror of Heath and Nick two of the men are killed immediately.

Marshal Campbell claims that Nick and Heath are cowards and tells the other man and his son to run into the gun fire. Heath knocks Campbell unconscious to save the life of the others. When Campbell becomes alert he accusing Heath and Nick of failure to obey an order. Heath and Nick are placed on trial for their lives as Jarrod will do his best to show that Marshal Campbell is unfit to command any outfit.

Even though this episode was nice done, when it came to the ending it seemed to happen too quickly. I wished the episode had lingered on the ending instead of an out-of-place arm wrestling scene in the middle of the show. A good show that had an almost too quick ending.

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