“The Velvet Trap”


Season:               2 episode 8
Series Episode:   38
Air Date:            November 7, 1966




A beautiful woman manipulates Nick into killing for her.


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
Jack FloydWanted manFred Beir39Credited
Sabrina LynnJack Floyd's wifeLaura Devon35Credited
John PierceHunting Jack Floyd who killed Pierce's brother in Arizona TerritoryKelly Thordsen49Credited
Preston "Pres"Townsman entering the shooting contestHank Brandt32Credited
"Skinny"Preston's friendDavid Richards20Credited
SteveSheriffMichael HarrisCredited
Cattleman's Hotel desk clerkRichard Collier47Credited
PeddlerJ. P. Burns40Credited
JoeStagecoach driverCharles Bail31Credited
Stagecoach passenger wearing a cowboy hatPete Kellett44Credited
Stagecoach passenger wearing brown bowlerBobby Gilbert68Credited
TownsmanDanny Borzage69Credited
TownsmanJohn Breen59Credited
Townsman Tony UrchelCredited
BettyPeddler's horseUncredited
LynnSabrina's fatherMentioned
LynnSabrina's uncleMentioned
PierceJohn Pierce's brotherMentioned
Mrs. PierceJohn Pierce's widowMentioned




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 CoordinatorErnst (Tom) R. Rolf
Director Arthur H. Nadel
Assistant DirectorBob White
WriterDon Ingalls
Script SupervisorJoseph (Joe) Mazzuca
Theme Music ComposerGeorge Duning
Music SupervisionAlfred Perry
MusicGeorge Duning
Music EditorHarry King
Director of PhotographyChas (Charles) E. Burke, A.S.C.
Key Grip (uncredited)Nels Mathias
Sound Don Rush
Sound EffectsKay Rose
Editorial SupervisorBernard (W.) Burton
EditingSherman A. Todd, A.C.E.
Art DirectionJack DeShields (Jack F. De Shields)
Set DecoratorPierre Ludlum
Makeup ArtistSidney Perell

Hair Stylist
Scotty Rackin
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 Studio City, Los Angeles, California, United States of America




Geographic References

Glen Valley, California, United States of America
Gobi Desert
Stockton, California, United States of America
Territory of New Mexico, United States of America
Willow Springs, 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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