The Big Valley (1965–1969)
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Last Train to the Fair 

On a train ride, Audra falls seriously ill and the only doctor available to treat her has a band of ruffians in pursuit for revenge.


Virgil W. Vogel


Paul Savage, A.I. Bezzerides (creator) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Long ... Jarrod Barkley
Peter Breck ... Nick Barkley
Lee Majors ... Heath
Linda Evans ... Audra Barkley
Barbara Stanwyck ... Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck) (credit only)
Richard Anderson ... Travers
Karl Swenson ... Aaron Moyers
Tim McIntire ... Andy Moyers
James McCallion ... Charlie Wellman
Napoleon Whiting ... Silas
Nora Marlowe Nora Marlowe ... Cora Wellman
Hal Lynch Hal Lynch ... Ab Stullman
Betty Harford Betty Harford ... Grace Stullman
Ken Mayer ... Deakes
Charles Bail Charles Bail ... Mel (as Chuck Bail)


With the Barkley family on the way to the State Fair, Audra is stricken with appendicitis and the only doctor aboard has his own problems- men are out to kill him for revenge. The doctor has a rather infamous past having been responsible for burning, plundering and murder in the town of Colbyville years before. Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

appendicitis | vengeance | train | See All (3) »




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Release Date:

27 April 1966 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Second time the town of 'Coryville' is used as a plot point. See more »


In the last few seconds of film, the 1870's train heads off into the background, and above is seen a full-width jet trail stream left from an airplane of 1966. See more »

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An excellent way to end the first season.
19 March 2014 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

For the last show of season one, we get the Barkley clan (absent Victoria) riding on a train to the State Fair in Sacramento. Nick and Heath have a bet on who is going to win the shooting contest and Audrey is on her way to try her luck with the pickle contest. But during the train ride Audrey becomes sick but luckily there is a doctor, Travers, that is on the train. The unlucky part is that there are two other on the train that are set on bring Doc Travers to justice for some crimes in a town of Colbyville where he is accused of murder.

Audrey is experiencing pain from a swollen appendix which requires surgery. Doctor Travers is only hoping that the train will reach Sacramento before surgery is require or before the men capture and kill him.

Richard Anderson is terrific as the mild manner doctor that we discover has a checkered past. Plus we also get introduced to a man that blames the doctor for his wife's death. There are some problem with some of the dates given but is easily overlook due to the nice story. Good watch.

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