The Big Valley (1965–1969)
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Night of the Wolf 

When Nick is wounded by a rabid wolf, he leaves home without explaining himself to his family outside of Heath.

Director:

Joseph H. Lewis

Writers:

Margaret Armen, A.I. Bezzerides (creator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Richard Long ... Jarrod Barkley
Peter Breck ... Nick Barkley
Lee Majors ... Heath
Linda Evans ... Audra Barkley
Barbara Stanwyck ... Victoria Barkley (as Miss Barbara Stanwyck)
Nancy Olson ... Julia
Ron Howard ... Tommy (as Ronny Howard)
Yuki Shimoda ... Po Hsien
Ted Gehring ... Larsh
Bruce Gibson Bruce Gibson ... Pete
Chubby Johnson ... Dr. Borland
Richard Wendley Richard Wendley ... Second Doctor
Russell Trent Russell Trent ... Bartender
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Nick is bitten by a rabid wolf, an attack only Heath witnesses. Thinking he is going to die, Nick leaves the ranch and Stockton without any explanation to his family. His journey leads him to re-examine his life and attitudes - and the kindness of a woman and her son give him hope for the future. Written by dubchi

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1965 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In 2011, a young girl bitten by a rabid stray cat survived without the vaccine, only one of 3 known to do so. She lived in Willow Creek, CA, where most of this story takes place. See more »

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Night of the Wolf
23 February 2017 | by elisvictoriaSee all my reviews

I loved this episode because of the scene with Peter Breck in town, and Ron Howard runs to him. I found it unbelievably emotional acting. Peter Breck's character was usually portrayed as rough and tough. This was so tender. Since Peter lost his son to leukemia, it is such a reminder that the man was a sweetheart! The first part of the story when Peter is attacked shows that he and Lee Majors bonded as brothers. He trusted his newly found brother with information one might have thought he would have trusted to his attorney brother, Richard Long. It gave Peter a story which showed he was his own man, away from the security of his wealthy family and all their resources. I have no idea what a person looks like if they have been bitten by a possibly rabid dog. Peter's symptoms showed sincere suffering. I really admired the entire cast. The family support was so appealing to me. The subplot of the widow and her relationship with Peter and two strangers extending themselves to him in his desperate circumstances showed a particularly charming story of how good it is when people help each other, with no expectations for financial or other rewards. There is the subplot of how Peter wishes he had come back sooner, only to find the woman he knew years before had died in an epidemic.


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