The Big Valley: Season 4, Episode 15

The Secret (27 Jan. 1969)

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A wealthy rancher,and long time family friend, suddenly sets out to ruin the Barkley's. He has intense hatred of Jarrod, who he suspects is having an affair with his young wife.


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Episode cast overview:
Audra Barkley (credit only)
Adam Howard
Nancy Malone ...
Marcy Howard
Kelly Corcoran ...
David Howard
Napoleon Whiting ...
Peter Brocco ...
Judge Lawson
Paul Sorensen ...
Vince Deadrick Sr. ...
Foley (as Vince Deadrick)
Pete Kellett ...


A wealthy rancher,and long time family friend, suddenly sets out to ruin the Barkley's. He has intense hatred of Jarrod, who he suspects is having an affair with his young wife.

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27 January 1969 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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Adam Howard: [Nick walks into Adam Howard's office] Well now, another Barkley. Wouldn't it save time if you all came down here at once?
Nick Barkley: I'd like to ask you a few questions, Mr. Howard.
Adam Howard: I don't have to answer it, Mr. Barkley.
Nick Barkley: Well, you're gonna hear 'em anyway.
Adam Howard: You're quite wrong. I have some business to discuss with these men. Now, will you please excuse me.
Nick Barkley: Well, I have some business to discuss with you, Mr. Howard. It's about water.
Adam Howard: I've said all I'm going to say about that water.
Nick Barkley: Why you doin' this to us?
Adam Howard:
Nick Barkley:
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Fairly Interesting
14 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this installment of the series, Jarrod and Simon Oakland's wife have a 'secret' which will not be revealed here: not on your ninny! Instead, I will write of tidbits concerning this wonderfully entertaining show.

Like Simon Oakland here, the series was famous for casting a terrific array of guest starring performers who added to the show's color, class and sheer entertainment value.

Imagine having the likes of Milton Berle, Julie Harris, Buddy Hackett, Robert Goulet, Colleen Dewhurst, James Gregory, Maurice Evans, Anne Baxter, Bruce Dern, Susan Oliver, Lou Rawls, Bradford Dillman - etc. joining the colorful fun in Stockton! The show was very well-conceived and the majority of the story lines were imaginative and extremely well-presented: the acting was usually very fine.

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