CTVA US Western - "The Big Valley" (FourStar/ABC) Season 4 (1968-69)

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Starring Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans & Miss Barbara Stanwyck
Season 4 (ABC) (1968-69)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
 Randall Newton , Sal Crisanti

references:
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############### The Big Valley ###############
############## season 4 1968-69 ##############
############### (final season) ###############
ABC Mondays 10:00 pm Eastern
26 episodes

4.01 [87] The Big Valley: IN SILENT BATTLE
   Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7226  /  23Sept68
Written by Lee Erwin
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Guest Cast:
Adam West ..................... Major Jonathan Eliot
Don Knight .................... Sgt. Sean McQuade
Conlan Carter - Jud Crowley
Karen Arthur - Cora
Olan Soule - telegrapher
Harry Swoger - bartender
Sidney Clute - man
Synopsis 1:
War hero Major Jonathan Eliot's sudden proposal to Audra is
the first indication to Victoria of his mental imbalance.
Synopsis 2:
War hero Jonathan Eliot intrigues Audra, but her brothers feel there is
something more than slightly off-center about his obsession with "purity."


4.2 [88] The Big Valley: THEY CALLED HER DELILAH
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7216 /  30Sept68

They Called Her Delilah. (1)
They Called Her Delilah (2)
They Called Her Delilah (3)
They Called Her Delilah (4)
They Called Her Delilah (5)

Teleplay by Ken Pettus/ Story by Lou Morheim
Directed by Virgil W. Vogel
Guest Cast:
Julie London .................. Julia Saxon
Paul Lambert .................. Ross Parker
Robert Nichols ................ Chet Staley
Don Chastain .................. Worth Parker
John Maddison ................. McGregor
Jon Lormer .................... Dr. Thomas J. Merar
Danny Rees .................... Juggler
Lincoln Demyan ................ Townsman
Ida Mae McKenzie .............. Townswoman
Jason Johnson ................. Buggy Driver
Bobby Troup - piano player (uncredited)
Synopsis:
One-time Confederate spy Julia Saxon visits Stockton to much vilification.
he is accused of murder, and Jarrod agrees to defend her despite his own mixed
feelings: he was once in love with her.


4.03 [89] The Big Valley: PRESUMED DEAD
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7214  /  07Oct68 ABC Mon
Written by Margaret Armen
Directed by Virgil W. Vogel
Guest Cast:
Lew Ayres ..................... Jason Fleet
Gavin MacLeod ................. O'Leary
Richard O'Brien ............... Mosley
Warren Vanders ................ Charley Slim
Mark Tapscott ................. Guard #1
Tom Monroe .................... Guard #2
Synopsis 1:
A cattle rancher tells Victoria that she is his wife when he
suffers amnesia after a stagecoach accident.
Synopsis 2:
Victoria loses her memory when injured in a stage accident. She is nursed
to health by a rustler, who can't resist telling her that she is his
(late) wife whom he misses so much.


4.4 [90] The Big Valley: RUN OF THE CAT
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7206 /   21Oct68
Run of the Cat (1)
Run of the Cat (2)
Run of the Cat (3)
Run of the Cat (4)
Run of the Cat. (5)

Written by Edward J. Lakso
Directed by Bernard McEveety
Guest Cast:
Pernell Roberts ............... Ed Tanner
John Milford .................. Giles
Lisa Lu ....................... Chinese Girl
Janis Hansen - Beth
John Lormer - Dr. Merar
Synopsis 1:
Nick joins the hunt for a marauding panther after it nearly kills him.
Synopsis 2:
Nick is attacked by a mountain lion. His physical injuries are bound to heal,
but he suffers from terrible nightmares. Despite his condition, he is
determined to track down the cat himself, to face his demons.

4.05 [91] The Big Valley: DEATHTOWN
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7234 / 28Oct68 Mon
Written by Edward J. Lasko
Directed by Don Taylor
Guest Cast:
Jason Evers ................... George Akers
Antoinette Bower .............. Alicia Akers
Michael Dante ................. Francisco
Frank Marth ................... Sheriff Tom Hayes
Kathie Browne ................. Sally
Jorge Moreno - Paulo
Alex Tinne - Juan
Pitt Herbert - hotel clerk
Alice Backes - housekeeper
Mike Mikler - Dirt
William Fawcett - Coon
Joel Redlin - Giles
Synopsis 1:
Jarrod gets involved in a Mexican marital mix-up when he visits Baker City.
Synopsis 2:
Jarrod arrives at a town to handle a land transaction, only to find that the
men he was to meet have disappeared.

4.06 [92] The Big Valley: THE JONAH
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7228 / 11Nov68 ABC Mon
Written by Ed Adamson
Directed by Virgil W. Vogel
Guest Cast:
Marty Allen ................... Waldo Diefendorfer
Wayne Rogers .................. Don Jarvis
Eddie Firestone - Sid
Ken Lynch - Hank Demers
Hal Lynch - Eli
S. John Launer - Frank McGarrett
Synopsis 1:
In order to harvest their crops in time the Barkleys are
forced to hire a man with a reputation for bad luck.
Synopsis 2:
Things start going wrong with the fruit harvest when Waldo comes on the scene.
The ranch hands firmly believe he's "jonah" and pressure Nick to fire him.


4.7 [93] The Big Valley: HELL HATH NO FURY
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7210  /  18Nov68 ABC Mon

Hell Hath No Fury (1)
Hell Hath No Fury (2)
Hell Hath No Fury (3)
Hell Hath No Fury (4)
Hell Hath No Fury (5)

Written by Sasha Gilien and Mel Goldberg
Directed by Virgil W. Vogel
Guest Cast:
Carol Lynley .................. Dilly Shanks
Don Dubbins ................... Grady
Conlan Carter ................. Wilt
Steve Franken ................. Bank Teller
Rayford Barnes ................ Carl
Chris Alcaide ................. Ryan
Mark Tapscott ................. Phil
John Epper - stage driver
Synopsis 1:
Heath's life is put at risk when a dangerous woman
falls in love with him.
Synopsis 2:
ang-leader Dillie falls in love with Heath and wants to settle down with
him. Her brothers don't approve, and Heath has no wish to marry her.


4.8 [94] The Big Valley: THE LONG RIDE
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7212 /  25Nov68 ABC Mon

The Long Ride (1)
The Long Ride (2)
The Long Ride (3)
The Long Ride (4)
The Long Ride (5)
Written by Fred Freiberger
Directed by Virgil W. Vogel
Guest Cast:
Richard Anderson .............. Hen Matson
Paul Petersen ................. Roy Sanders
Kevin Hagen ................... Barney
James Westerfield ............. Jeb Lassiter
George Keymas - First Outlaw
Robert Faulk -
John Harmon - Wilmer ?Hemett
Ellen Jaffe
Synopsis 1:
Victoria comes to the aid of a young girl who has witnessed
a massacre and who is being stalked by the killers.
Synopsis 2:
Audra witnesses a brutal killing, and goes into a catatonic state.
The killers trail the stagecoach on which Victoria is accompanying
Audra home. They destroy shelters and salt wells to force the passengers
to surrender Audra.


4.9 [95] The Big Valley: THE PROFIT AND THE LOST
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7230 / 02Dec68 ABC Mon

The Profit & The Lost (1)
The Profit & The Lost (2)
The Profit & The Lost (3)
The Profit & The Lost (4)
The Profit & The Lost (5)
The Profit & The Lost 6)

Written by Richard Wendley
Directed by Bernard McEveety
Guest Cast:
Robert Loggia ................. Vern HIckson
Bert Freed .................... Rance Kendell
Gordon deVol .................. Ned
Jim Henaghan .................. Paul
Bing Russell .................. Sheriff
Mark Tapscott ................. Bates
Synopsis 1:
Heath is a marked man after killing someone in self-defence.
Synopsis 2:
Heath saves the life of a hired killer, who is on the way to Stockton to kill ...Heath.

4.10 [96] The Big Valley: A STRANGER EVERYWHERE
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7218  /  09Dec68 ABC Mon
Written by Lee Erwin
Directed by Paul Henreid
Director of Photography, Chas E. Burke, A.S.C.
Music by Lalo Shifrin
Guest Stars:
Julie Harris .................. Jennie Hall
Richard Devon ................. Link
Dennis Patrick ................ Ted Halyard
William Jordan ................ Carr
With: (small font)
Timothy Scott ................. Jody
Gene Rutherford ............... Lafe
Anthony Carbone ............... Vega
Rex Holman .................... Croft
Jon Lormer .................... Senator Roberts
Byron Morrow .................. Patton
Bill Quinn .................... Mr. Simmons
And:
Douglas Kennedy ............... Sheriff Madden
Synopsis 1:
Nick's practical joke backfires when three gunmen ransack Jennie's house.
Synopsis 2:
Nick inadvertently causes problems for the town dressmaker when, as a joke, he
tells a gullible ranch hand that the woman is a missing member of an outlaw
gang. When Nick realizes what he has done, he tries undo the damage.


4.11 [97] The Big Valley: THE PRIZE
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7224 /  16Dec68

The Prize (1)
The Prize (2)
The Prize (3)
The Prize (4)
The Prize (5)
The Prize (6)

Written by D. C. Fontana
Directed by Virgil W. Vogel
Guest Cast:
Bruce Dern .................... John Weaver
Peter Haskell ................. Ben Rawlins
Ondine Vaughn ................. Amanda Rawlins
Noah Keen - Stanley
Ed Bakey - Link
Peggy Ann Garner - Mrs. Whittaker
Walter Coy - Jamison
Bill Quinn - doctor
Rhoda Williams - Mrs. Stanley
Synopsis 1:
Heath gets into trouble when a wanted man's wife asks him to
look after the couple's baby son.
Synopsis 2:
The Barkleys take in the infant son of a wanted man. The baby's father
is searching for him, and a bounty hunter lies in wait.

4.12 [98] The Big Valley: HUNTER'S MOON
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7220 / 30Dec68 ABC Mon
Written by Don Ingalls
Directed by Bernard McEveety
Guest Cast:
Lawrence Dobkin ............... Ben Dawes
Susan O'Connell ............... Juliet
Bruce Glover .................. Bodkin
John Crawford ................. Gandy
Don Chastain .................. Tony Semper
Shepard Menken - Doc Willis
A. Ferna - Apache
Synopsis 1:
A wealthy man believes Nick is his wife's secret lover and imprisons
him in a cellar, planning to hang him in the morning.
Synopsis 2:
On his way to buy stock in a county he has never been in before, Nick is
arrested and accused of having an affair with the wife of a local landowner.

4.13 [99] The Big Valley: TOP OF THE STAIRS
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7232 / 06Jan69 ABC Mon
Written by Ken Pettus
Directed by Virgil W. Vogel
Guest Cast:
Ron Harper .................... Eric Abbott
Jean Inness ................... Grace Newcomb
Paul Fix ...................... Ben Abbott
Robert Ellenstein ............. Dr. Amos Pearce
Walter Sande .................. Mike Newcomb
Paul Kent - Dr. Allen Morley
Byron Morrow - Sheriff Clark
Russ Bender - Driver
Will J. White - Rider
Synopsis 1:
On a visit to her brother-in-law, Victoria is told that
he has become insane and has to be locked in his room.
Synopsis 2:
Victoria wonders if she is being lied to: she is told her brother-in-law has
gone insane, but is refused admittance to his sickroom, even when he is sedated.

4.14 [100] The Big Valley: JOSHUA WATSON
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7236 / 20Jan69 ABC Mon
Written by Robert L. Goodwin
Directed by Virgil W. Vogel
Guest Cast:
Lou Rawls ..................... Joshua Watson
Royal Dano .................... Rufus Morton
Greg Mullavey ................. J.P. Morton
Robert Sampson ................ Zack Morton
Michael Bell .................. Charlie Travis
Mark Tapscott ................. Bert
Marvin J. Downey .............. Tom
Synopsis:
Nick is relieved when -- after betting $5000 on a rodeo against a rival
ranch -- he hires a brilliant all-'round cowboy, ex-slave Joshua Watson.
When the rival Mortons learn how good Joshua is with a gun, they claim
he is an outlaw and say that if he doesn't turn himself in, they'll
take him or kill him.

4.15 [101] The Big Valley: THE SECRET
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7240 / 27Jan69 ABC Mon

The Secret (1)
The Secret (2)
The Secret (3)
The Secret (4)
The Secret (5)
The Secret (6)

Written by Sasha Gilien and Mel Goldberg
Directed by Joseph A. Mazzuca
Guest Cast:
Simon Oakland ................. Adam Howard
Nancy Malone .................. Marcy Howard
Kelly Corcoran ................ David Howard
Bing Russell .................. Slade
Peter Brocco .................. Judge
Paul Sorensen ................. Olson
Vince Deadrick ................ Foley
Pete Kellett .................. Smith
Synopsis:
Adam Howard believes that his wife has been having an affair with Jarrod. He
buys a neighboring ranch and sets out to harm the Barkleys in every possible way.


4.16 [102] The Big Valley: THE 25 GRAVES OF MIDAS
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7202 / 03Feb69 ABC Mon

The Twenty Five Graves of Midas (1)
The Twenty Five Graves of Midas (2)
The Twenty Five Graves of Midas (3)
The Twenty Five Graves of Midas (4)
The Twenty Five Graves of Midas (5)

Written by Ken Pettus
Directed by Richard Long
Guest Cast:
Anne Baxter ................... Hannah
Linda Marsh ................... Nora
Arch Johnson .................. Webb Dutton
Kevin Hagen ................... Zack Case
Eldon Quick - Jess
Robert Sampson - Page
Walker Edmiston - Hess
Gary Beban - Hubbard
Tom Monroe - sheriff
James Bacon - hotel clerk
Synopsis 1:
Heath is mistaken for a thief who robbed the Dutton Mining Company.
Synopsis 2:
Nick and Heath travel separately to a mining town to investigate a collapsed
mine. When Nick arrives, he finds a hostile populace, and no Heath.

4.17 [103] The Big Valley: LIGHTFOOT
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7244 /  17Feb69 ABC Mon
Teleplay by John O'Dea and Jay Simms/ Story by Ken Pettus
Directed by Lawrence Dobkin.
Guest Cast:
Joe Don Baker ................. Tom Lightfoot
Amy Thomson ................... Lil Bailey
Harry Lauter .................. Ben Watson
Walter Coy .................... District Attorney
Dan Kemp - Clem Watson
Bill Catching - Calvin
Bill Quinn - Walter
Peter Brocco - Judge
Harry Swoger - Murphy (bartender)
Pete Kellett - Benton
Synopsis:
Modoc Indian Tom Lightfoot returns from Harvard to find that not everyone is
willing to treat him with respect. His bitterness leads him to turn against
even his long-time friends the Barkleys.

4.18 [104] The Big Valley: ALIAS NELLIE HANDLEY
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7238  / 24Feb69 ABC MOn
Written by Margaret Armen
Directed by Virgil W. Vogel
Guest Cast:
Susan Oliver .................. Kate Wilson
Richard Anderson .............. Warden Garreck
Gavin MacLeod ................. Clute
Richard O'Brien ............... Sheriff Bannock
Len Sampson ................... Bates
Edith Leslie .................. Big Mary
Dee Carroll ................... Meely
Rhoda Williams ................ Maud Elliot
Bill Cooley ................... Jake
Vince Deadrick ................ Guard
Dale R. Johnson ............... Onlooker
Synopsis:
Victoria impersonates a sneak thief, so she'll be sent to prison and can
gather evidence on the terrible conditions there.

4.19 [105] The Big Valley: THE ROYAL ROAD
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7252 / 03Mar69 ABC Mon

Royal Road (1)
Royal Road (2)
Royal Road (3)
Royal Road (4)
Royal Road (5)
Royal Road (6)

Written by Ken Pettus
Directed by Virgil W. Vogel
Guest Cast:
Kathy Garver .................. Laura Hayden
Harold Gould .................. Captain Crawford
Sajid Kahn .................... Ranjit Singh
Paula Stewart ................. Neta Yates
Amanda Harley ................. Mrs. Owens
James McCallion ............... Eli Owens
Arthur Hanson ................. Reverend Hamilton
Kam Tong ...................... House Boy
Synopsis:
Jarrod's headstrong ward Laura Haydon falls in love with a Punjabi
"prince," unaware that he's a confidence artist.

4.20 [106] The Big Valley: A PASSAGE OF SAINTS
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7204  /  10Mar69 ABC Mon
Written by John Dunkel
Directed by Nicholas Webster
Guest Cast:
Fritz Weaver .................. Hebron Grant
Donna Baccala ................. Emilena Grant
Olive Dunbar .................. Eliza Grant
Paul Lambert .................. Arthur W. Denby
Mauritz Hugo .................. Mr. Clay
Synopsis:
Jarrod rents a farm to a Mormon man and his two wives, who have wandered the
West since being expelled from Utah when polygamy was outlawed.


4.21 [107] The Big Valley: THE BATTLE OF MINERAL SPRINGS
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7242 / 24Mar69 ABC Mon

The Battle of Mineral Springs (1)
The Battle of Mineral Springs (2)
The Battle of Mineral Springs (3)
The Battle of Mineral Springs (4)
The Battle of Mineral Springs (5)
The Battle of Mineral Springs (6)

written by Douglas Moore
Directed by Virgil W. Vogel
Guest Cast:
Jack Albertson ................ Judge Ben Moore
Dennis Patrick ................ Crawford
Conlan Carter ................. Elmer
Janis Hansen .................. Janie
Ed Bakey ...................... Burt Simpson
Paul Barselow ................. Joe
Lincoln Demyun - Pete
Mark Tapscott - wagon driver
Jonathan Hole - clerk
Synopsis 1
Victoria and Jarrod spend the night in a dying town.
Synopsis 2:
After learning how the town of Mineral Springs has been ruined by the "boss"
of a neighboring town, the Barkleys open a freight business connecting Mineral
Springs with Stockton and the rest of the valley.

4.22 [108] The Big Valley: THE OTHER FACE OF JUSTICE
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7246 / 31Mar69 ABC Mon
Written by Don Ingalls
Directed by Virgil W. Vogel
Guest Cast:
John Crawford ................. Billy Norris
James Gregory ................. Harry Bodine
Don Knight .................... Sam Jester
Margarita Cordova ............. Rose
Synopsis 1:
Stockton's former sheriff is leading a gang that has been on a killing spree.
Synopsis 2:
Legendary Stockton sheriff Harry Bodine picks up his guns again when a brutal
gang terrorizes the countryside. His motives, however, are not as they seem.


4.23 [109] The Big Valley: TOWN OF NO EXIT
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7250 / 7Apr69 ABC Mon

Town of No Exit (1)
Town of No Exit (2)
Town of No Exit (3)
Town of No Exit (4)
Town of No Exit (5)
Town of No Exit (6)

Written by William Norton
Directed by Norman S. Powell
Guest Cast:
Leslie Nielsen ................ Conway
John Carradine ................ Brown
Diana Ewing ................... Maggie
Robert Donner ................. Pete
Al Checco ..................... Desk Clerk
Lorri Scott
Synopsis:
Heath wanders into a ghost town inhabited by crazy people.


4.24 [110] The Big Valley: DANGER ROAD
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7248 / 21Apr69 ABC Mon
Written by D. C. Fontana
Directed by Virgil W. Vogel.
Guest Cast:
Maurice Evans ................. Edward Hewitt
Anthony James ................. Samuels
Logan Ramsey .................. Lawyer
Gilbert Green ................. Jace Timmons
S. John Launer ................ Ted
Rex Holman - Cajun
Olan Soule - telegrapher
J. P. Burns- hotel clerk
James Gosa - John Clay
Synopsis 1:
Edward has to deliver Victoria's medical supplies to the Indians.
Synopsis 2:
An English "tenderfoot" is tricked into driving a wagonload of whisky to an
Indian reservation. He joins forces with Victoria, who is delivering medicine,
when they find the road filled with more peril than could be expected.

4.25 [111] The Big Valley: FLIGHT FROM SAN MIGUEL
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7222 / 28Apr69 ABC Mon

Flight from San Miguel (1)
Flight from San Miguel (2)
Flight from San Miguel (3)
Flight from San Miguel (4)
Flight from San Miguel (5)
Flight from San Miguel (6)

Written by Edward J. Lakso
Directed by Joseph A. Mazzuca -OR- Lawrence Dobkin (to be verified)
Guest Cast:
Gerald Mohr ................... Raoul Mendez
Pat Delany .................... Sarah Mendez
H.M. Wynant ................... Captain Chavez
Nate Esformes ................. Ramon
Victor Millan ................. Juan
Don Diamond ................... 1st Federale
Blaizdel McKee ................ 2nd Federale
Ruben Moreno .................. Garcia
Ernest Sarracino .............. Francisco
Beatriz Montell ............... Rose Valdez
Davey Rogers .................. Bucking Horse Rider
Synopsis 1:
A beautiful woman begs heath to help her husband, a
rebel leader, escape from Mexico.
Synopsis 2:
An old girlfriend of Heath's asks his help to rescue her husband, a Mexican
revolutionary leader. The family agrees that he should, though if he is caught
the Barkley mines will be confiscated..and Heath may lose his life.


4.26 [---] The Big Valley: POINT AND COUNTERPOINT  (final episode)
Four Star-Margate prod. no. 7208 / 19May69 ABC Mon

Point & Counterpoint (1)
Point & Counterpoint (2)
Point & Counterpoint (3)
Point & Counterpoint (4)
Point & Counterpoint (5)

Written by Arthur Browne, jr.
Directed by James F. Lichtman
Guest Cast:
Clifford David ................ Ritch Stokely
Walter Burke .................. Ned Stokely
Russell Thorson ............... Otis Clark
Virginia Gregg ................ Sarah Clark
Michael Fox ................... Jonathan Williams
Milton Frome .................. Dr. Covey
Jacqueline Hewitt ............. Bar Girl
Bing Russell .................. Sherriff Jim Dolan
Harlan Warde .................. Mr. Bickers
Walker Edmiston ............... Henry Banner
Steve Peyton .................. Poker Player
William Keene ................. Judge
John J. Fox ................... Jury Foreman
David Fresco .................. Bartender
Gene Korban ................... Telegrapher
Synopsis:
Jarrod jeopardizes his possible candidacy for Attorney General by defending
an accused murderer. Little does he know that he was approached to be counsel
as part of a complex plot for revenge on Victoria.

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