The Big Valley (1965–1969)
7.0/10
50
3 user 1 critic

The Way to Kill a Killer 

"The Way to Kill a Killer" is an episode of The Big Valley starring Richard Long, Peter Breck, and Lee Majors. An old Barkley friend, a hard-working Mexican national, comes to Stockton to sell his herd of cattle. When it is found out the cattle are infected with a deadly, infectious disease, he ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
... Jarrod Barkley
... Nick Barkley
... Heath
... Audra Barkley
... Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
... Mariano Montoya
Charles Briles ... Eugene Barkley
... Rico
... Professor Hawthorne
Pepe Hern ... Vaquero
Carlos Rivero ... Chanter
... Silas
Read Morgan ... Sheriff
Edit

Storyline

An old Barkley friend, a hard-working Mexican national, comes to Stockton to sell his herd of cattle. When it is found out the cattle are infected with a deadly, infectious disease, he refuses to destroy the animals or isolate his cattle from healthy Barkley stock. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Western

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 November 1965 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Closing credits: The events, characters and firms depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or to actual firms, is purely coincidental. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Story was long and the episode lacked action
4 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

This offering did not seem to have the same flare as many other episodes as it dealt with anthrax cattle scare in a herd belonging to a visiting Mexican cowboy that is an old friend of the Barkleys. In fact this show that started with much hope had lost most interest by the time we got to the middle of the show.

Martin Landau plays, Mariano Montoya, a Mexican rancher that brings his cattle to Stockton to sell. Mariano is an old friend of the Barkleys since his mother had cleaned their house many years ago. The Barkley's kind of helped him get started with a few cows and now he has a chance to make money by selling the cattle.

But it will be difficult and put a strain on relationships when the cattle disease 'anthrax' is found in the herd. The only remedy for a herd with anthrax is to kill the herd so that it will not spread to other ranchers in the area. This will place Mariano Montoya back to where he was many years ago.

But with Eugene attending college, he advises that his professor has just been given an serum to cure anthrax. Eugene, in his largest role on the series, returns to college to get the professor. Will Eugene get back with the professor before the killing of the cattle begins?

Even with the fine acting by Landau and the regular cast, the story was lacking in excitement and interest. The story got long as we were placed in-between the Mexican trying to make a name for himself and the Barkleys not wanting their cattle diseased. Not one of the better shows from an otherwise excellent Season one.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial