The Big Valley (1965–1969)
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When a Greek family refuses to pay a crooked stationmaster his extortion money,both the Greek family and The Barkley's become targets!



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Episode cast overview:
... Jarrod Barkley
... Nick Barkley
... Heath Barkley
... Audra Barkley
... Victoria Barkley
... Bodos Garkos
... Steve Minter
William Mims ... Senator Bridger
Paul Sorensen ... Sam Potter
James Gavin ... Sheriff Madden
... Drake
J.P. Burns ... Dr. Merar
Dennis Safren ... Alexandros Garkos


When a Greek family refuses to pay a crooked stationmaster his extortion money,both the Greek family and The Barkley's become targets!

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2 January 1967 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Barkleys again stand up to the railroad
4 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

In this episode the Barkley boys take on the railroad as they help a lonely Greek farmer take his peaches to market.

It begins when Bodos, the Greek farmer, and his son take their peaches down to the Stockton Railroad to have the peaches shipped to San Francisco. When the train station manager hears how much Bodos plans to make for the peaches, he raises the price of the freight to over 70% the usual fare. (At this time it seems that the station manager could set any price he wished) It just so happens that the Barkley boys are in town and they hear some fighting in the train station. They pull Bodos off the train manager and side with Bodos over the amount that he would have to pay.

Bodos decides to take the peaches by wagon. But along the way he meets some people, hired by the railroad manager, to stop the wagon. During the confrontation Bodos's son is killed.

Bodos decides to try to make the wagon trip again but this time the Barkley boys will going along. And we get to see what length the railroad manager will take to stop the convoy from making it to San Francisco.

The episode started out so well but by the middle was getting way to predictable. There would have been much more excitement if they had left Jarrod back at his office and let Nick lead the convoy- but that did not happen. A good show but nothing really impressive.

Note- When Bodos and the Railroad manager, Steve Minter, get in a fight in the train station. The double they used for Mr Minter did not look anything like the person playing the character. Mr Minter was about 50 the double looked 20. ---- And a must see is early into the show we get to see Nick to a Greek dance at the saloon. It appears that the director just told him 'Have fun with it'-- because he tried. Boy, did he try.

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