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The Big Valley

Season 2 Episode 30

Cage of Eagles

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 24, 1967 on ABC
8.0
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Cage of Eagles
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Nick captures an eagle, and a dynamiter causes trouble at a Barkley mine.

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  • Nick Barkley and "Adam Cartwright" in the same screen shot - where's my fire extinguisher?!

    8.5
    Okay, cheesey summary but I felt my body temperature rise about four degrees when I realized the guest star for this episode was Pernell Roberts, playing opposite none other than Peter Breck. When the two larger-than-life hotties engaged in a fist fight, I wondered if the director had simply strived to tape the fantasy of women all across America.



    Carnal interests aside, Roberts' character Madigan is charmingly hilarious as an Irish fugitive and ne'er-do-well who knocks hard heads with Nick while tacitly respecting him. The whole tamed eagle theme as an allegory to Madigan was a bit overdone, but Roberts finally has a chance to show off some fine acting, this time on a different Western.moreless
Pernell Roberts

Pernell Roberts

Patrick Madigan

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Harold Gould

Harold Gould

Major Wilson

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John Harmon

John Harmon

Telegrapher

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    • Goof: When Madigan goes into the mine shaft to rescue Nick, the opening is so small he is forced to crawl. Yet when he gets into that deeper part of the shaft, it appears to be flooded with natural light. Where is it coming from? It can't be from the outside, because Madigan even remarks how there "isn't even a single window" by which to disperse the darkness where they're trapped.

    • Goof: When Nick reaches over and grabs Madigan by the shoulder when they're at the watering trough, Nick barely has hold of Madigan's shirt and the material rips clean open. It is glaringly obvious that the fabric was already cut to make it an easy tear, thereby exposing the marks on his back.

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