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  Boots with My Father's Name is the third episode of the first season of The Big Valley. It first aired on September 29, 1965. 


Victoria begins to wonder if Tom ever truly loved her, if he could go off and have an affair which produces a child. So she's off to Heath's hometown of Strawberry to find out more about Tom and Leah's (Heath's mother) relationship. - Source: tv.com



Guest starring[]

  • Jeanne Cooper as Martha
  • John Anderson as Matt
  • Richard Devon as Phelps

Supporting cast[]

  • Charles Briles as Eugene Barkley
  • Beah Richards as Hannah
  • John Harmon as Storekeeper
  • Napoleon Whiting as Silas

Crew (and other credits)[]

  • Produced by: Jules Levy, Arthur Gardner & Arnold Laven
  • Teleplay by: Mel Goldberg
  • Story by: Mel Goldberg, Les Pine and Tina Rome
  • Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis
  • Associate Producer: Lou Morheim
  • Production Supervisor: Norman S. Powell
  • Editorial Supervisor: Bernard Burton
  • Supervising Art Director: Bill Ross
  • Music by: George Duning
  • Music Supervision by: Alfred Perry
  • Director of Photography: Wilfred M. Cline, A.S.C.
  • Art Director: Jack DeShields
  • Production Manager: Don Torpin
  • Assistant Director: Marty Moss
  • Set Decorator: Pierre Ludlam
  • Wardrobe: Robert B. Harris
  • Edited by: Anthony Wollner, A.C.E.
  • Sound: Don Rush
  • Music Editor: Harry King
  • Sound Effects: Mandine Rogne
  • Hairstylist: Scotty Rackin
  • Makeup: Sidney Perell
  • Casting: Robert Walker
  • Producers' Assistants: Marian Carpenter & Marilyn Fiebelkorn
  • Created by: A. I. Bezzerides and Louis F. Edelman


  • Heath was the product of an affair that Tom Barkley had with his mother, Leah. Tom never knew about Heath.
  • The statue of Tom Barkley is also used in "The Wild Wild West" episode "The Night of the Colonel's Ghost."


  • When Nick breaks up the scuffle between Heath and Eugene, Lee Majors accidentally calls Peter Breck by his real name. He says, "Thanks Pete," instead of, "Thanks Nick." As of July 9, 2020, in the reruns, Majors now says Nick. It's easy to edit because as he says it, his back is turned.
  • On the road from Strawberry to Stockton, and when Victoria and Heath get to Stockton, Heath's horse is missing.
  • Heath is wearing his own boots when he and Victoria are coming back from Strawberry, but when they get back to Stockton, he's wearing his father's boots again.