“The Disappearance”

Season:               3 episode 8
Series Episode:   68
Air Date:            November 6, 1967



Insanity or conspiracy?



Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
Victoria BarkleyBarkley matriarchMiss Barbara Stanwyck58Credited
Audra BarkleyBarkley daughterLinda Evans22Credited
George GatesHalletsburg hotel desk clerkWalter Burke59Credited
HearnHalletsburg deputyJohn Milford40Credited
Roy KingstonHalletsburg sheriffLew Ayres58Credited
RileyHalletsburg doctorOwen Bush45Credited
Mel TrevorHalletsburg rancherRichard Anderson41Credited
BillMan that danced with AudraJack (Jerry) Catron35Credited
FrankBill's friend
Michael HarrisCredited
Halletburg hotel housekeeperGail Bonney65Credited
Halletsburg hotel porterJ. P. Burns41Credited
Overland Stage Line stagecoach driverChuck Roberson48Credited
Man in suit in Halletsburg saloonPaul Power64Uncredited
Second stagecoach driverUncredited
Third stagecoach driverUncredited
Halletsburg townsmanDick Cherney53Uncredited
Halletsburg townsmanJack Tornek80Uncredited




CreatorsA. I. Bezzendes & Louis F. Edelman
Executive ProducersArthur Gardner, Arnold Laven & Jules (V.) Levy
ProducerLou Morheim
Producer's AssistantMarian Carter (Carpenter) & Marilyn Fiebelkorn
Production SupervisionNorman S. Powell
Production ManagerDon Torpin
Production CoordinatorrTom (Ernst) R. Rolf
Director Virgil W. Vogel
Assistant DirectorBob White
TeleplayMichael Gleason
StoryLou Morheim
Theme Music ComposerGeorge Duning
Music SupervisionAlfred Perry
MusicElmer Bernstein
Music EditorHarry King
Director of Photography Wilfrid M. Cline, A.S.C.
Sound Don Rush
Sound EffectsKay Rose
Editorial SupervisorBernard (W.) Burton
EditingDesmond Marquette, A.C.E.
Art DirectionJack DeShields (Jack F. De Shields)
Set DecoratorPierre Ludlum
Sidney Perrell
Hair Stylist
Gale McGarry
WardrobeRobert B. Harris
Barbara Stanwyck's WardrobeJack Muhs
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 Location


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




Geographic References

Halletsburg Mississippi or Texas?
Ophir Mine 
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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