The Big Valley: Season 1, Episode 13

The Guilt of Matt Bentell (8 Dec. 1965)

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Heath lashes out at the Barkleys' new timber camp foreman, who was the sadistic commandant of the Confederate prison camp where Heath was held. The timber crew also resent the foreman - especially two brothers sworn to kill him.

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Matt Bentell
Martine Bartlett ...
Cinda Bentell
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Aaron Condon
Charles Bail ...
Donlan (as Chuck Bail)
Gene Dynarski ...
Pollick
Paul Sorensen ...
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John F. Goff ...
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Heath lashes out at the Barkleys' new timber camp foreman, who was the sadistic commandant of the Confederate prison camp where Heath was held. The timber crew also resent the foreman - especially two brothers sworn to kill him.

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It is established in the pilot episode that the year is 1876 and Heath is 24. So if Heath spent the last 7 months of the Civil War (which ended in 1865) as a prisoner of war, he would have been 13 at the time. See more »

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Mrs. Bentell's horrendous wig
14 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Is so painfully obvious here! It's a fairly engrossing episode. Heath letting Bentell have it right in the jaw whilst being 'introduced' in the Barkley living-room is fun.

The guy who played Matt Bentell (John Anderson, in a suitably boorish performance) will be curiously familiar to baby boomers: he sold Janet Leigh her used 'get-away' car in "Psycho".

"Show us what you inherited from your father: show us some of Tom Barkley's guts!" insists Vicki to our Heath (one of her signature lines in the show)

It's an okay episode: Matt Bentell was also Heath's Uncle Matt in "Boots with My Father's Name": nobody really cares about these minor 'goofs' faux pas, whatever.

The show is a winner.


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