The Big Valley (1965–1969)
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Judgement in Heaven 

Jarrod arranges for the girlfriend of a murderous outlaw to be released from jail so she can spend Christmas with the Barkley family. The family has mixed feelings about sharing the ... See full summary »

Director:

Murray Golden

Writers:

Mel Goldberg, A.I. Bezzerides (creator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Richard Long ... Jarrod Barkley
Peter Breck ... Nick Barkley
Lee Majors ... Heath
Linda Evans ... Audra Barkley
Barbara Stanwyck ... Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
Lynn Loring ... Maybelle
Patrick Culliton ... Corey
Robert Porter ... Hayes (as R. J. Porter)
Napoleon Whiting ... Silas
Ned Wever Ned Wever ... Judge Parker
Frank J. Scannell Frank J. Scannell ... Dr. Merar (as Frank Scannell)
Kathryn Reynolds Kathryn Reynolds ... Meg Travis (as Kay Reynolds)
Kay Stewart Kay Stewart ... Helen Travis
Nicolas Surovy ... Billy Joe Gaines
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Jarrod arranges for the girlfriend of a murderous outlaw to be released from jail so she can spend Christmas with the Barkley family. The family has mixed feelings about sharing the holidays with her. She's a wildcat and, with her boyfriend still on the loose, she defiantly vows to re-join him at the first opportunity, causing chaos in the Barkley household. Written by dubchi

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Genres:

Western

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1965 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Closing credits: The events, characters and firms depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or to actual firms, is purely coincidental. See more »

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Referenced in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Baby Outlaws (1995) See more »

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Christmas with the Barkleys
28 November 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

As this episode was in the first season of The Big Valley it would have been Lee Majors's first Christmas there. But the focus is not on Heath, it is on a teenage client of Jarrod Barkley's.

As Lynn Loring's attorney and also an officer of the court, Richard Long decides to bring his young vixen client for an old fashioned Barkley style Christmas. Which I'm sure pleased Barbara Stanwyck no end, but as usual she puts up a good front.

But all Loring wants is her man, an outlaw kid not much older than herself played by Nicholas Surovy. Both of their hormones are in their prime. But Long has faith in her.

Whether the faith is justified is for you to watch the story. I will say this, I was surprised at the lack of violence considering the kind of characters we're dealing with.

But it was a Christmas episode.


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