“The Royal Road”


Season:             4 episode 19
Series Episode: 105
Air Date:           March 3, 1969




A rich ward and a ruthless con man give Jarrod a headache.


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
SilasBarkley private household manager/ Butler / Cook / Houseman Napoleon Whiting58Credited
Harry Davis a.k.a. "Captain" CrawfordConfidence manHarold Gould45Credited
Laura HaydenJarrod's wealthy wardKathy Garver23Credited
Fred MaddenStockton sheriffDouglas Kennedy53Credited
Eli OwensPhotographer / Hotel ownerJames McCallion50Credited
Neta YatesStockton hotel waitressPaula Stewart29Credited
HamiltonReverendArthur Hanson53Credited
Mrs. OwensEli Owen's wife / Hotel desk clerkWallace Earl Laven (Amanda Harley)42Credited
Johan a.k.a. "Prince" Ranjit SinghHarry Davis' shillSajid Kahn17Credited
WongLaura Hayden's house managerKam Tong62Credited
HeydenLaura's fatherMentioned
Mrs. HeydenLaura's motherMentioned
Hayden ranch foremanMentioned
Medical missionary in IndiaMentioned
20 ranch handsMentioned




CreatorsA. I. Bezzendes & Louis F. Edelman
Executive ProducersArthur Gardner, Arnold Laven & Jules (V.) Levy
ProducerLou Morheim
Producer's AssistantMarilyn Fiebelkorn & Penny Danz
Production SupervisionNorman S. Powell
Production ManagerDon Torpin
Production CoordinatorrTom (Ernst) R. Rolf
Director Virgil W. Vogel
Assistant DirectorEdward A. Teets
WriterDouglas Morrow
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 SupervsorRichard E. Reilly
EditingDesmond Marquette, A.C.E.
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 Location


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




Geographic References

Amritsar, India
Bombay, India
Calcutta, India
Fries Junction
New York, New York, United States of America
Punjab, India
San Francisco, California, United States of America
Southampton, England



Valley Victuals

Curry powder
Afternoon Tea
Iced Tea
Mashed potatoes





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