The Big Valley: Season 1, Episode 7

Winner Lose All (27 Oct. 1965)

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Heath falls in love with Maria, who is returning home from school in the East. She is the daughter of Don Alfredo, a Spanish land owner and nobleman who is in a dispute with a neighbor over... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
Don Alfredo
Bert Hadley
Gregg Palmer ...
Mel Coombs
Max Kleven ...
Dave Williams
Napoleon Whiting ...
Robert Cabal ...
Mike De Anda ...
Ciego (as Miguel De Anda)
Joe Higgins ...


Heath falls in love with Maria, who is returning home from school in the East. She is the daughter of Don Alfredo, a Spanish land owner and nobleman who is in a dispute with a neighbor over land which he claims is his. Don Alfredo also believes that Heath's lineage is impure, and the dispute soon endangers the romance. Written by tomtrekp

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27 October 1965 (USA)  »

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In a rare double instance of "beefcake," both Lee Majors and Peter Breck strip off their shirts to engage in a sweaty wrestling match for a street-fair competition. This marks the first time a bare-chested Breck has wrestled with another bare-chested man since he and Lloyd Bridges (both in swimsuits) fought on a beach in a "Sea Hunt" adventure from 6-21-59 titled "Treasure Hunt." See more »


Referee: All right, all right, gentlemen, come to the center of the ring for your instructions. Now I want clean holds, no finger bendin' and both shoulders to the boards for a count of three. There'll be no thumbin', gougin', chewin' or chawin', or I'll tell your ma and she'll take a broom to the both of ya! Now lads, have a go at it and the winner buys me a beer.
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Even with the beautiful Katharine Ross- it never gain interest
28 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is a dispute between some landowner farmers and the nobleman Spanish farmer named Don Alfredo and it just so happens that Mr Alfredo has a beautiful daughter named Maria.

Nick and Heath are both sparring for her attention and it seems that Maria is fond of the blond hair Heath. But her father, a cattle farmer that knows that pure lineage is important, feels like Heath is not pure. However the young Maria does not agree with her father and sees Heath even with his protest.

Alfredo goes to talk with Victoria saying that their two lands can be one someday if Maria marries into the Barkley family but tells Victoria that he does not want Maria to marry Heath. Silas sees Alfredo to the door.

When Alfredo wins the land dispute he orders the farmers off the land. This was in violation of an agreement that Alfredo had with the Barkleys- he is using this as a bargaining chip to get Heath away from Maria. But this will have adverse reaction that Alfredo is not expecting.

This was an nice story but one that did not cause great interest. It was another in a line where Heath's bloodline is in question which has been the theme of many episodes. Katharine Ross is eye candy in this episode and may be the best thing about the show. I watched to the end but was not impressed with the script.

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