The Big Valley

Palms of Glory (USA only)

Season 1, Episode 1
Original Airdate: Sep 01, 1965

Director: Bernard McEveety
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans, Charles Briles, Napoleon Whiting
Runtime: 50 min.

The railroad wants Stockton farmers and ranchers off their land, so the Barkleys join in the fight against them. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, a young man named Heath arrives and claims to be the son of Tom Barclay.

Trivia: McEveety went on to direct a total of 17 episodes of the Big Valley. He also directed over 50 episodes of Gunsmoke. Dal McKennon (Abner Wirth) is better known for playing Cincinnatus in the 1960s TV series Daniel Boone.