“Palms of Glory”


Season:               1 episode 1
Series Episode:   1
Air Date:            September 15, 1965




Tom Barkley’s legacy is tested when an unscrupulous railroad company engages in land grabbing in the valley.



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
Eugene " Gene" BarkleyFourth Barkley son / College studentCharles Briles19Credited
Audra BarkleyBarkley daughterLinda Evans22Credited
SilasBarkley private household manager/ Butler / Cook / Houseman Napoleon WhitingCredited
CrownRailroad executiveMalachi ThroneCredited
HoakTop hired gunDennis CrossCredited
Harry LymanStockton SheriffLen WyalandCredited
MorganMelvin (F.) AllenCredited
Frank SampleRancherVincent GardeniaCredited
Sig SwensonRancherArthur PetersonCredited
"Abe" WirthRancherDal McKennonCredited
CiegoBarkley ranch handMiquel (Mike) deAnda (De Anda)Credited
McNallyBarkley ranch handUncredited
Nettie SampleFrank Sample's wifeUncredited
SoongBarkley butler on trainUncredited
BrawlerCharles HorvathUncreditd
Crown's employee on train with hat and cigarBill CoontzUncreditd
Crown's hired gunWag BlesingUncreditd
Crown's hired gunJimmie BoothUncreditd
Crown's hired gunGeorge DeNormandUncreditd
Crown's hired gunHerman HackUncreditd
Crown's hired gunTroy MeltonUncreditd
Crown's hired gunJoe PhillipsUncreditd
Crown's hired gunPhil SchumacherUncreditd
Crown's hired gunChick SheridanUncreditd
Crown's lawyerBill ErwinUncreditd
Hotel desk clerkUncreditd
Man walking down stairsGene CooganUncreditd
RancherBill CatchingUncreditd
RancherFrank EllisUncreditd
RancherAl HaskellUncreditd
RancherCharles SherlockUncreditd
Brawling Stockton deputyHal NeedhamUncreditd
TownsmanNick BorganiUncreditd
Train conductorUncreditd
Hannibal JordanOwner of the Coastal and Western RailroadMentioned
Frank & Nettie Sample's childrenMentioned
Governor of the State of CaliforniaMentioned




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
DirectorWilliam A. Graham
Assistant DirectorWilliam (D.) Faralla
WriterChristopher Knopf
Theme Music ComposerGeorge Duning
Music SupervisionAlfred Perry
MusicGeorge Duning
Music EditorHarry King
Director of PhotographyWilliam E. Snyder
Assistant Camera (uncredited)Lloyd Ahem II
Key Grip (uncredited)Nels Mathias
Lamp Operator (uncredited)Earl C. Williman
SoundPaul Kamp
Sound EffectsKay Rose
Editorial SupervisorBernard (W.) Burton
EditingSherman A. Todd, A.C.E.
Supervising Art DirectorBill Ross (William P.)
Art DirectionJack DeShields (Jack F. De Shields)
Set DecoratorVictor (A.) Gangelin
Makeup ArtistRobert Dawn
Hair Stylist
Scotty Rackin
Hair Stylist (uncredited)Bertha French
WardrobeRobert B. Harris
CastingRobert Walker
Stunt DoubleJeannie Epper
Stunts (uncredited)Charlie Picerni
Production CompanyFour Star & Margate
Professional AssociationsInternational Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.)
AcknowledgementsConference of the California Historical Societies



Filming Locations


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


Stockton, California, United States of America




Geographic References

San Francisco, California, United States of America
Stockton, California, United States of America


Valley Victuals







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

Internet Movie Database (IMDb);


Individual observations; and

Others as indicated by the links.


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