“Tunnel of Gold”


Season:               1 episode 29
Series Episode:   29
Air Date:            April 20, 1966



A man must choose his path and the reward at its end.


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
Bertram "Bert" JasonWarren Stevens46Credited
Elaine Jason (nee Baxter)Jeanne Cooper37Credited
Frank ColderMalachi Throne37Credited
BorderDon Diamond44Credited
DavePaul Trinka34Credited
Stockton Freight Office clerkCharles Wagenheim70Credited
SalesmanJoe Higgins40Credited
Lou StoneBarkley Mine employeeScott Peters35Credited
CharlieBarkley Mine guardRod McGaughy42Uncredited
Bo PeepAudra's canaryMentioned
SassafrasAudra's catMentioned
BandyStockton general store ownerMentioned
ElsieAudra's friendMentioned




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 Virgil W. Vogel
Assistant DirectorMike Moder
WriterArthur Brown, Jr.
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 EffectsKay Rose
Editorial SupervisorBernard (W.) Burton
EditingSherman A. Todd, A.C.E.
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 Studio City, Los Angeles, California, United States of America




Geographic References

Albuquerque, Territory of New Mexico United States of America
Denver, Colorado (1876),  United States of America
Dodge City, Kansas,  United States of America 
Merced, California, United States of America
Oklahoma Territory,  United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America
Stockton, California, United States of America


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