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The Young Marauders is the fourth episode of the first season of The Big Valley. It first aired on October 6, 1965. 


Audra is attracted to a handsome stranger who saves her life during a horse stampede. His appearance in the Valley coincides with the emergence of a pillaging "protection" ring that has begun to terrorize the area. - Source: IMDb.com



Guest starring[]

  • Sean Garrison as Lloyd

Supporting cast[]

  • James Patterson as Jamie Drumm
  • Buck Taylor as Turk
  • Kevin Hagen as Harry Coleman
  • Julie Payne as Francie
  • Ken Lynch as Jacobsen
  • Mort Mills as Sheriff
  • Napoleon Whiting as Silas
  • Virginia Christine as Margaret Coleman
  • James Gavin as Graff
  • Robert Porter as Tobe
  • J. P. Burns as Minister

Crew (and other credits)[]

Opening credits[]

  • Produced by: Jules Levy, Arthur Gardner & Arnold Laven
  • Written by: Peter Packer
  • Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Closing credits[]

"A Four Star Levy-Gardner-Laven Production"
  • Associate Producer: Lou Morheim
  • Production Supervisor: Norman S. Powell
  • Editorial Supervisor: Bernard Burton
  • Supervising Art Director: Bill Ross
  • Music by: Herschel Burke Gilbert
  • Theme 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
  • Miss Stanwyck's costumes: Jack Muhs
  • Edited by: Ernst R. Rolf
  • Sound: Don Rush
  • Music Editor: Harry King
  • Sound Effects: Milton C. Burrow
  • Hairstylist: Scotty Rackin
  • Makeup: Sidney Perell
  • Casting: Robert Walker
  • Producers' Assistants: Marian Carpenter & Marilyn Fiebelkorn
  • Created by: A. I. Bezzerides and Louis F. Edelman


  • Both Nick and Heath take their shirts off in this episode.


  • When we first see Audra, she's riding Coco, the dark palomino Nick usually rides. The next time we see the horse it's a bay with no white on its face.