The Big Valley

Season 4 Episode 25

Flight from San Miguel

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 28, 1969 on ABC
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Flight from San Miguel
A former girlfriend of Heath's asks him to smuggle her rebel Mexican husband out of Mexico before the Federales find and kill him.

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  • This is an episode in two parts - the Barkley family's backing, or lack of it, for Heath assisting an old flame, Sarah, to smuggle her rebel husband out of Mexico to the safety of America, the second half being the action surrounding that attempt and themoreless

    This is an episode in two distinct parts - the first part deals with the Barkley family's opinions and discussion as to whether Heath, who has been approached by a former old flame, Sarah, to smuggle her rebel husband, Dr Raoul Mendez (Gerald Mohr), out of Mexico to the safety of America. The second half of the story deals with the events surrounding Heath's attempt to carry this out successfully. The script is a fine balance of action and intelligent discussion about the ethics of rebellion and the realities of carrying it out successfully. The denouement is not necessarily the one that the viewer might have hoped for, but is nevertheless treated more sympathetically than the viewer might have expected.moreless
Gerald Mohr

Gerald Mohr

Raoul Mendez

Guest Star

Pat Delaney

Pat Delaney

Sarah Mendez

Guest Star

H.M. Wynant

H.M. Wynant

Captain Chavez

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Raoul Mendez: And what (the people) must be saying! Mendez the rebel, the savior, the devil - Mendez the fool. A man pursues a dream and soon he is a myth. He is everything and nothing. It all depends on the people who judge him. It all began with such fervor, such sweet passion! Pursuit of an ideal. Now I am running through these hills like a hungry, frightened animal, away from the country I only wanted to love. Unfortunately, senor, fervor is not enough - we needed money!

  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode was the last-ever show that Gerald Mohr appeared in. Sadly, Mohr died of a heart attack in Stockholm on November 9, 1968, before this episode originally aired in the spring of 1969.