“The Midas Man”


Season:               1 episode 28
Series Episode:   28
Air Date:            April 13, 1966




There’s a lot of money to be made in bad times as well as good.”


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
Scott Breckenridge "The Midas Man"BusinessmanTom Tryon40Credited
Titus McKevyRancher with black hatWalker Edmiston40Credited
Ed MeadRancher with cream hatHal Lynch38Credited
Jack HolmanRancher with gray hatRichard O'Brien48Credited
Fred JeffersonStockton bankerMentioned




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 Arnold Laven
Assistant DirectorJack Roe
WriterMargaret Armen
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
EditingErnst R. (Tom) Rolf
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 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

London, England
New York, New York, United States of America
Paris, France
Rome, Italy
Sacramento, California, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America
Stockton, California, United States of America


Valley Victuals

Apple Cake
Chicken Creole
(Italian) Ice




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