“Presumed Dead”


Season:               4 episode 3
Series Episode:   89
Air Date:            October 7, 1968



Victoria loses her memory after a stage accident.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
Victoria BarkleyBarkley matriarchMiss Barbara Stanwyck58Credited
Jarrod Thomas Barkley, EsquireEldest Barkley son / LawyerRichard Long37Credited
Heath BarkleyTom Barkley's third son / Assistant property managerLee Majors26Credited
Audra BarkleyBarkley daughterLinda Evans22Credited
Jason "Jace" FleetRustling gang leaderLew Ayres59Credited
Fred MaddenStockton sheriffDouglas Kennedy53Credited
MosleyVolcano sheriffRichard O'Brien51Credited
O'LearyRusterGavin MacLeod37Credited
Charlie SlimRusterWarren Vanders32Credited
Herd guardMark Tapscott43Credited
Herd guardTom Monroe49Credited
Volcano DeputyUncredited
Hesper "Hessie" FleetJason Fleet's wifeMentioned




CreatorsA. I. Bezzendes & Louis F. Edelman
Executive ProducersArthur Gardner, Arnold Laven & Jules (V.) Levy
ProducerLou Morheim
Producer's AssistantMarilyn Fiebelkorn
Production SupervisionNorman S. Powell
Production ManagerDon Torpin
Production CoordinatorrTom (Ernst) R. Rolf
Director Virgil W. Vogel
Assistant DirectorThomas J. Schmidt
WriterMargaret Armen
Theme Music ComposerGeorge Duning
Music SupervisionAlfred Perry
MusicLalo Schifrin
Music EditorHarry King
Director of PhotographyWilfrid M. Cline, A.S.C.
Sound Don Rush
Sound EffectsKay Rose
Editorial SupervisorRichard E. Reilly
EditingArthur D. Hilton
Art DirectionJack DeShields (Jack F. De Shields)
Set DecoratorPierre Ludlum
Sidney Perrell
Hair Stylist
Gale McGarry
WardrobeRobert B. Harris
CastingHarvey Clermont
Stunt Double (uncredited)Jeannie Epper
Production CompaniesFour Star Productions
& 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 Studio City, Los Angeles, California, United States of America


Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Aqua Dulce, California, United States of America




Geographic References

Stockton, California, United States of America
Volcano, 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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