The Big Valley (1965–1969)
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While travelling cross country, Victoria and Heath have an accident resulting in Heath becoming pinned under their heavily loaded wagon. Victoria seeks help and turns to a mysterious man who is being pursued by aggressive bounty hunters.

Director:

Virgil W. Vogel

Writers:

Peter Packer, A.I. Bezzerides (creator) | 1 more credit »
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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)
Bruce Dern ... Dixon
L.Q. Jones ... Cort
Harry Dean Stanton ... Swain (as Dean Stanton)
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While travelling cross country, Victoria and Heath have an accident resulting in Heath becoming pinned under their heavily loaded wagon. Victoria seeks help and turns to a mysterious man who is being pursued by aggressive bounty hunters.

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 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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Bruce Dern receives a 'Guest Star' credit. See more »

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At the beginning, Heath and Victoria are leaving the house on the wagon and right after they hit the hole, the wagon cracks. Prior to this and before the episode's opening credits, the wagon is shown being driven by Heath with Victoria beside him.. However, it is not Lee Majors driving the wagon; it appears to be a much older man (a stand-in) with a stand-in for Barbara Stanwyck also. See more »

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Missy's Prize
15 April 2010 | by summerfieldsSee all my reviews

For this particular episode, the Emmy Award folks decided to give the prize to Barbara "Missy" Stanwyck.

Stanwyck had won a previous Emmy for "The Barbara Stanwyck Show" in 1961 and was nominated for the Oscar four times. Stany finally got a belated honorary Oscar which she so richly deserved.

Never a great beauty (and she'd be the first to tell you this) she nevertheless had an astounding natural way of acting that - in certain instances, in "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers", for instance - she could by downright chilling.

In "The Lady Eve", she was hilariously funny.

Stanwyck had an inner fire which transferred magnificently on the screen - both big and small.

I will not spoil this special installment by giving away plot hints.

Barbara admitted to friends: "I never received as much fan mail during my years as a movie star as I have while appearing in this show" The answer was simple: Being a star on a prime-time TV show made her acting accessible to literally millions of people! And most of us admired her than not, I think

(My Aunt DeeDee couldn't stand her - and she resembled her somewhat!)

For some, Stanwyck was simply too tough.

I liked her.


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