The Big Valley

Season 1 Episode 14

The Brawlers

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Dec 15, 1965 on ABC
8.7
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A group of Irish immigrants settle down on Barkley land, believing that they bought the land legally. Nick, along with the others at first, believes they are merely squatters. They, however, refuse to believe that the land does not belong to them.

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  • About Time

    9.5
    The reason I liked this episode so much is that Audra got a well deserved spanking. Something which should have been done yrs before. I've always disliked the character and felt she was nothing more than a spoiled brat who threw temper tantrums to get her own way and was a snob. "I'M AUDRA BARKLEY". Ugh. Little Miss Queen of the May. Very full of herself.
Claude Akins

Claude Akins

John James Callahan

Guest Star

Noreen Corcoran

Noreen Corcoran

Sharon

Guest Star

J. Pat O'Malley

J. Pat O'Malley

Grandpa

Guest Star

Napoleon Whiting

Napoleon Whiting

Silas

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Nick: I swear, if I didn't know better, I'd say it seems like maybe Audrey plans to shoot somebody.
      Heath: Yeah. Who do you suppose she's going to shoot?
      Nick: No idea.
      Heath: Think it's anybody we know?
      Nick: I think we'd better find out.

    • Nick: I guess you think I should do something with these people.
      Silas: I didn't say that.
      Nick: Silas, if you say to me, "Mr. Nick, your father would have done such-n-such and such-n-such," I'm going to take you and that dust rag and throw you both right out the window.
      Silas: Go ahead. It's your window.

    • Callahan: (referring to his niece) Would you be good enough to show Sharon where to find the lamb's quarters?
      Heath: I'd be glad to.
      Callahan: She's a homely girl, but she has a lot of fine qualities. We have trouble finding young men to call on her.

  • NOTES (2)

    • This is the second episode that does not present its title at the beginning of the episode (the first one was 'The Odyssey of Jubal Tanner').

    • If you listen carefully, you can hear the voice of one of Disney's most famous villains when Mother Callahan speaks. Eleanor Audley, who plays the Irish matriarch in this episode, was the voice of Maleficent in Disney's Sleeping Beauty.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The fight between Nick and Callahan is an allusion to the fight between an American and an Irishman, played by actors John Wayne and Victor McLaglen, in the classic movie The Quiet Man. When each man fell down in the fight, a bucket of water was thrown on the fallen man, including him saying, "Thanks!" just like in this episode's fight.

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