The Big Valley (1965–1969)
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Pardoned after a long imprisonment for a crime he didn't commit,a man has Jarrod's help in adjusting to being free again. The man is hired to work at the ranch and after having doubt ... See full summary »

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Jarrod Barkley
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Nick Barkley
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Heath Barkley
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Audra Barkley
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Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
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Jack Follet
Richard O'Brien ...
Yankee
Charles Francisco ...
Turpin (as Chuck Francisco)
Charles Bail ...
Catlin (as Chuck Bail)
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Meg
Robert Whaley ...
Warden (as Bert Whaley)
James Shen ...
Bartender
Michael Harris ...
Deputy
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Pardoned after a long imprisonment for a crime he didn't commit,a man has Jarrod's help in adjusting to being free again. The man is hired to work at the ranch and after having doubt planted by one of the hands,his fear of returning to prison may lead to the death of the man who was the Prosecuting Attorney in the his case-Jarrod. Written by Anonymous

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9 February 1966 (USA)  »

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Jarrod's full name is Jarrod Thomas Barkley. See more »

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Keno Nash enters the Barkley house drunk and hits Jarrod in the face knocking him through two doors and onto the floor. However, the stunt man's face is clearly visible when the punch is thrown and as "Jarrod" falls back. See more »

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Jarrod Barkley's conscience
29 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

A pair of the nastiest big screen villains ever, Albert Salmi and Bruce Dern highlight this Big Valley story. Salmi is the focus here, but Dern is around to instigate trouble.

Years before when he was a prosecutor, Richard Long prosecuted Albert Salmi for a murder. Salmi did nine years in the joint before evidence was produced clearing him.

Not too many people especially those of the legal profession would have the conscience of a Jarrod Barkley. He gets the family to hire him on at the ranch and Salmi actually shows promise as a blacksmith. But many including Dern resent having him around.

Salmi etches a fine character that will linger with you. He's still a tough dangerous man, but a bit more philosophical with age. I've known people like that who get a bad start in life and can never quite catch up. You see it in his voice and face.

Salmi and Dern are reason enough to mark this Big Valley episode.


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