The Big Valley: Season 2, Episode 11

The Iron Box (28 Nov. 1966)

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Nick and Heath, on their way home with a prize bull, are accused of stealing the animal and are sentenced to a brutal work camp - without a trial.


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Episode cast overview:
Victoria Barkley (credit only)
Captain Jonathan Rizely
Frank Marth ...
Sheriff Barnes
Walter Woolf King ...
Lobo Brown
Michael Fox ...
Joe Ferrante ...
Walter Burke ...
Young Billy


Nick and Heath, on their way home with a prize bull, are accused of stealing the animal and are sentenced to a brutal work camp - without a trial.

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28 November 1966 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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This features the second whipping Lee Majors suffers in "The Big Valley." The first occurred in "Legend of a General - Part 1" and the third will occur in "Journey Into Violence." See more »


When the sheriff tells the captain the crime, he says Nick & Heath rustled a steer. A steer is a bull that has been castrated. Nick & Heath bought a bull for breeding purposes. Nick says so a couple moments later. See more »


Jarrod Barkley: How did it happen?
Nick Barkley: [referring to Heath Barkley] For one thing, a burned leg. No doctor to attend it. They won't give him any good food so he can get his strength back. And they whipped him.
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Memorable Episode
13 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Heath gets himself into hot water and big brother Nick tries to bail him out.

The acting of the man who plays the sadistic prison dude is masterful and Peter Breck is excellent as usual.

Although some of these episodes may look a bit 'corny' today, back in circa 1966, baby boomer boys like me took this stuff very seriously.

The Barkley brothers really filled a void in my life and i will be forever indebted to this amazing show for showing what the love of a dedicated family member means in life.

The chemistry between Majors and Breck was great and this episode is a baby-boomer 'keeper'

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