‘The Big Valley – The Martyr’ – Hollywood and the anarchists …

132293Anarchist ephemera or Cobblers’ Awls: In the 1960s there was a cheesy US TV series called “The Big Valley” which takes place in the 1880s in Stockton, California. In this particular episode, ‘The Martyr’  (17 Oct 1966),  Jarrod Barkley, the privileged liberal lawyer protagonist, defends a Basque anarchist shepherd with several echos in its storyline of the Sacco and Vanzetti trial – smile out loud stuff (albeit patronisingly sinister!):