To celebrate the birthday anniversary of the legendary Barbara Stanwyck (105 years ago today!), today’s pic revisits “Teacher of Outlaws,” the episode of The Big Valley that first aired on February 2, 1966. Preacher Clegg is being told by his boss Sam Beldon (Harold J. Stone) to back off of Victoria Barkley.
Even though Victoria is old enough to be Clegg’s mother, that don’t make no never mind to him. This is one of the best episodes of the series, I think; well worth your time. Stanwyck’s spirit lives on in the hearts of the strong, sassy women she inspires daily. Long may she reign!