The Big Valley (1965–1969)
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Nick celebrates his birthday at a waterfront saloon where he is drugged and shanghaied for sea duty. Jarrod suspects an old client of his, Barbary Red, is behind Nick's disappearance- Eugene and Heath help him investigate his hunch.

Director:

Michael Ritchie (uncredited)

Writers:

A.I. Bezzerides (creator), Louis F. Edelman (creator)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Richard Long ... Jarrod Barkley
Peter Breck ... Nick Barkley
Lee Majors ... Heath
Linda Evans ... Audra Barkley
Barbara Stanwyck ... Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
Jill St. John ... Barbary Red
George Kennedy ... Thatcher
Charles Briles Charles Briles ... Eugene
John Hoyt ... Captain Waterman
John Orchard ... Banks
Donna Michelle Donna Michelle ... Dolly
Paul Sorensen Paul Sorensen ... Hap
Bing Russell ... Clint
Michael Harris Michael Harris ... Deputy Sheriff
Ric Roman ... Thug
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Nick celebrates his birthday at a waterfront saloon where he is drugged and shanghaied for sea duty. Jarrod suspects an old client of his, Barbary Red, is behind Nick's disappearance- Eugene and Heath help him investigate his hunch.

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1966 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jill St. John and George Kennedy receive 'Guest Stars' credits. See more »

Goofs

After Jarrod and Barbary have kissed, Jack (George Kennedy) opens the door and enters the room. Jack takes a large step to his right in order to be in the camera-shot between Jarrod and Barbary. He is nearly standing in front of the dresser and the door is 1/3 open. The next camera angle, as Jarrod is walking up to Jack, shows Jack nearly in front of the door and the door is just ajar instead of open. See more »

Crazy Credits

For some reason, in this TV movie shown on U.K. tv, the 'Director', the 'Writer' and the 'Producers' are omitted from the usual opening credits and the title 'Barbary Red' and 'Copyright' are in a different format to those normally printed for all other episodes. See more »

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"Barbary Red" was my introduction to the series known as "The Big Valley"
22 August 2012 | by tavmSee all my reviews

To celebrate his birthday, Nick Barkley (Peter Breck) is out on the town with a couple of pals at the Barbary Saloon. There he meets the beautiful owner, Barbary Red (Jill St. John), who serves the drinks...next thing they know, they're in a holding cell awaiting a ship for forced work where the man in charge of their kidnapping, Jack Thatcher (George Kennedy), brutalizes them. When lawyer brother Jerrold Barkley (Richard Long) gets wind of this, he sweet-talks former client Barbary Red, or Barbara, to have dinner with him. Other brother Heath (Lee Majors) also tries to help by pretending to be drunk in order to rescue Nick. I'll stop there and just say that I thought this was a pretty good ep of this western series which I had previously seen the opening credits of before but never a whole ep until now. Oh, and seeing movie star Barbara Stanwyck as the matriarch was also a treat though she didn't do much except worry about one of her sons here. And a pre-"Dynasty" Linda Evans sure looked cute here as well. As for the guest stars, Ms. St. John was also a looker and wasn't too bad in her role but Kennedy really was effective in his villainous role without chewing the scenery too much. So on that note, "Barbary Red" was a pretty good ep of "The Big Valley".


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