“Under a Dark Star”


Season:               1 episode 20
Series Episode:   20
Air Date:            February 9, 1966




A man needs time to put a wrong behind him.”


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 FolleteBarkley ranch handBruce Dern29Credited
CatlinBarkley ranch handChuck (Charles) Bail30Credited
Fred MaddenStockton sheriffMichael HarrisCredited
Keno NashExonerated murdererAlbert Salmi38Credited
Turpin "Turp"Barkley ranch handChuck (Charles) Francisco38-39Credited
YankeeBarkley blacksmithRichard O'Brien48Credited
MegOwner of Valley Photography / Barney's widowK. T. Stevens46Credited
Sam Quentin prison wardenRobert Whaley56Credited
Canton Palace bartenderJames ShenCredited
San Quentin guardCharles Horvath45Credited
BarflyNick Borgani61Uncredited
TownsmanNoble "Kid" Chissell60Uncredited
Barkley ranch handCap Somers72Uncredited
Train passenger getting a drinkUncredited
DascenzoClient of Jarrod Thomas Barkley, EsquireMentioned
Mrs. FolletJack Follet's mother / San Francisco Boarding House managerMentioned
Don GordonMentioned
HawkinsFormer "Hound" now in prisonMentioned
O'SullivanFormer "Hound" who was hung in MexicoMentioned
Joe PritchardFormer "Hound" now in prisonMentioned
Charley TrumbullFormer "Hound"Mentioned
BarneyFormer "Hound" / Meg's husbandMentioned




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 Michael Ritchie
Assistant DirectorMarty Moss
WriterKen Trevey
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 John Dignan
Sound EffectsMandine Rogne
Editorial SupervisorBernard (W.) Burton
EditingArthur D. Hilton
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
CastingBetty Martin
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



Historical References

Frisco Hounds
San Quentin, San Quentin, California, United States of America



Geographic References

Sacramento, California, United States of America
Stockton, California, United States of America



Valley Victuals

Orange juice



The Big Valley episodes (written, spoken and credits);

Internet Movie Database (IMDb);


Individual observations; and

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