Season:               1 episode 9
Series Episode:   9
Air Date:            November 10, 1965



An earthquake makes many reassess their responsiibilities.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
Victoria BarkleyBarkley matriarchMiss Barbara Stanwyck58Credited
Jarrod Thomas Barkley, EsquireEldest Barkley son / LawyerRichard Long37Credited
Nicholas "Nick" Jonathan BarkleySecond Barkley son, / Property managerPeter Breck36Credited
Heath BarkleyTom Barkley's third son / Assistant property managerLee Majors26Credited
Audra BarkleyBarkley daughterLinda Evans22Credited
Fred MaddenStockton sheriffMort Mills46Credited
Father NicholsPadreRobert Karnes48Credited
Ann SnyderRalph Snyder's wifeAudrey Dalton31Credited
Ralph SnyderStockton storekeeperWesley Lau44Credited
TateFormer Barkley ranch handCharles Bronson44Credited
Jeb WilsonBarkley ranch hand / Former minerWilliam Fawcett71Credited
JoelLong time Stockton residentRobert B. Williams61Credited
NaomiModoc womanAlizia (Aliza) Gur21Credited
HarryStockton residentUncredited
HughBarkley ranch handUncredited
MarkMan helping clear churchUncredited
MikeBarkley ranch handUncredited
Hank WithersFormer StocktonresidentMentioned
GusDeceased long time Stockton residentMentioned




CreatorsA. I. Bezzendes & Louis F. Edelman
ProducersArthur Gardner, Arnold Laven & Jules (V.) Levy
Associate ProducerLou Morheim
Producer's AssistantMarian Carpenter & Marilyn Fiebelkorn
Production SupervisionNorman S. Powell
Production ManagerDon Torpin
Director Paul Henreid
Assistant DirectorMarty Moss
WriterOliver Crawford
Script SupervisorJoseph (Joe) Mazzuca
Theme Music ComposerGeorge Duning
Music SupervisionAlfred Perry
MusicGeorge Duning
Music EditorHarry King
Director of PhotographyWilfrid M. Cline, A.S.C.
Assistant Camera (uncredited)Lloyd Ahem II
Key Grip (uncredited)Nels Mathias
Lamp Operator (uncredited)Earl C. Williman
Sound Don Rush
Sound EffectsMandine Rogne
Editorial SupervisorBernard (W.) Burton
EditingAnthony Wollner, A.C.E.
Supervising Art DirectorBill Ross (William P.)
Art DirectionJack DeShields (Jack F. De Shields)
Set DecoratorPierre Ludlum
Makeup ArtistSidney Perell

Hair Stylist
Scotty Rackin
Hair Stylist (uncredited)Bertha French
WardrobeRobert B. Harris
Barbara Stanwyck's WardrobeJack Muhs
CastingRobert Walker
Stunt Double (uncredited)
Jeannie Epper
Production CompanyFour Star Productions
& Margate
Professional AssociationsInternational Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.)
AcknowledgementsConference of the California Historical Societies



Filming Location


CBS Studio Center – 4024 Radford Avenue Studio City, Los Angeles, California, United States of America




Geographic References

Sacramento, California
San Francisco, California
Stockton, California




The Big Valley episodes (written, spoken and credits);

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