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# 074 <4.06> Lord of the Valley
(revised 06/06/2022)

The picture of ABBY DALTON — now in this season's main title for the first time — is specifically filmed and does not come from a scene.


While the filming location for Tuscany Downs in # 065 was the Hollywood Turf Club & Casino at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, CA and the (regularly reused) day establishing shots are from there also, the night establishing shots in this episode and future ones are stock footage from the Los Alamitos Race Course in Los Alamitos, CA.

Uncredited extra ROBERTA STORM appears in this episode again as Mrs. Winslow — this time as a patron at the Tuscany Downs Turf Club. She is in the company of the thick-eyebrowed Tuscany Valley gentleman played by uncredited extra KEVIN G. TRACEY (see below) this time.
Compare # 219 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 035.

Uncredited extra KEVIN TRACEY appears as the thick-eyebrowed Tuscany Valley gentleman again — this time as a patron at the Tuscany Downs Turf Club.
Compare # 185 for a list of all his appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 001.


The Tuscany Valley Airport is portrayed by the Napa County Airport in this episode as well as # 075 and 076 again.

Mysterious: Chase's airplane is no longer white, but yellow / black now. The registration number is now N62763, which is not completely legible in this episode, but will be mentioned in # 077; it is a fictional registration number which does not belong to this airplane. Compare # 048 and 055; it is interesting that the registration used in # 055, N522R, is the real registration of this new picture plane.
The reason for exchanging the picture plane is that last season's airplane was no longer available because it belonged to CLIFF ROBERTSON, who left the series.
Chase talks to Cole about one of the Falcon Crest vineyards, an appellation called San Rodrigo Creek near the Gianinni vineyards. This appellation, however, will never be mentioned again.

The tractor at Falcon Crest is a Kubota L345DT.


License plate number of Greg's gray-brownish 1983 BMW 633 CSi Coupé (type E24): 2BLA629.

The shot of Greg at the entrance of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion in this season's main title (right screen capture) is from an unused version of the scene in this episode (compare the left screen grab for the version used this episode).
The southern view of the CBS-MTM STUDIOS Administration Building portrays the KRDC radio station building.
This building is and will be used for a large number of different purposes in this and the following seasons: as the New Globe Executive Office Annex (# 071, 148 and 153 — exteriors and interiors), as a police department in San Francisco (# 095 — exteriors), Blainfield's a.k.a. Coit Café in San Francisco (# 096, 103, 110, 145, 154, 160, 162, 164, 166, 170 and 180 — northern terrace), as the garden restaurant of the Del Oro (# 158 — northern terrace), as the terrace of the Tuscany Valley Inn (# 185 — northern terrace), as the Tuscany Valley Tennis Club (# 207 — northern terrace), as Rico's Candy — Ice Cream (# 106 — exteriors), as a San Francisco hotel (# 147 — interiors), as the Tuscany County Administration Offices and First Merchants Bank (# 140 and 144 — exteriors), as part of the building complex of the Tuscany County Courthouse (# 175, 183, 187 and 206 — exteriors), as the Thirteen's Embarcadero building in San Francisco (# 171 — exteriors), as the Sharpe Capital Ventures building (# 222 and 226 — exteriors), as a Las Vegas building (# 174 — exteriors) and as Chicago O'Hare Airport (# 205 — exteriors).
LORIMAR's original map of this part of the studio lot is available for DFCF members in the Show – Production Office – Filming Locations – Movie Studios – Exterior Sets section.

The KRDC continuity room is actually located at the Scoring Stage at CBS-MTM STUDIOS.


A light gray Mercedes-Benz 308 SL Convertible (type R107) and a blue BMW 5 model (type E12) are parked in front of KRDC (on the right in the above screen capture). These cars will be visible in a number of future establishing shots of the KRDC building.


The KRDC foyer is the reception area of Building 2 at CBS-MTM STUDIOS.
It will also to be seen in # 105 for the same purpose and used as a San Francisco Federal Building in # 201 and 207.

The KRDC transmission range is 890.
Riebmann and Spheeris stop at the corner of the two one-way streets leading to / coming from the Falcon Crest driveway. As they look over to the Gianinni Winery, Spheeris points at the winery: "The house is just beyond the ridge. It is owned by Mr. Gianinni." — This indicates the Gianinni Winery is rather close to the Gioberti Estate. This is also the case in real life; all these buildings are located on the property of Stags' Leap.
# 061 giving misleading information on Joseph's age, this episode is even worse: Chase says Joseph is three. Inconsistency: As Joseph was born in # 025, he is about two years now. References in # 089 and 160, however, will make the confusion perfect.
Melissa's stables are portrayed by the bigger one of two stables at the Wild Horse Valley Ranch outside Napa, CA. The same location usually portrays Greg's stables, too. It is filmed from different directions, depending on whose stables it is supposed to portray.
The smaller stables used as the Falcon Crest Stables are located on the same site in the Napa Valley (compare # 025 and 077). The heavily filmed lake on the Falcon Crest grounds (compare # 043) and parts of the Agretti Vineyards (see # 020) are also spots for filming there.

The filming location for the archaeological dig site in Massachusetts (Maggie and Chase's meeting with Paul) is the brush behind stage 4 on the backlot of CBS/FOX STUDIOS (CBS STUDIO CENTER).

Edited scene: The beginning of the scene with Richard and Pamela on the terrace of his house was shortened in post-production. It included Pamela explaining that the architectural plans of Kaneoa Village refer to a 740-condominium complex south of Kaanapali, Maui, HI with a total construction cost of $ 150 million.
The script staged this scene, as well as Lorraine's arrival, in the living room of Richard's home. It was only decided in the Napa Valley to make use of the terrace again.
Rumor has it that the original choice for Lorraine Prescott was ALLY SHEEDY. When the negotiations failed, KATE VERNON, who had previously played a small part on "Dallas", won the rôle.
Lorraine was originally supposed to be Richard's illegitimate daughter, but was finally remodeled into his stepdaughter during the development progress of this season.

The establishing shot of the Farrell County Adoption Agency is stock footage from a film library. It actually features Lehman Hall, a building on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.

The picture in the waiting area at the Farrell County Adoption Agency is the same prop that was used in various areas of the Tuscany Valley Hospital (compare # 063).
For LORIMAR's further use of this picture, check out the Beyond the Show – Props – Set Dressing – Decoration section.
DAVID GUST, the tall, black-haired and mustached uncredited extra, who will be best remembered for his rôle as an assistant district attorney in Tuscany County in # 091, 092 and 154, but who will also play different characters in the series, is in the offices of the Farrell County Adoption Agency in Washington, D.C. in this episode.
Compare # 187 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 063.

LORIMAR's billing sheet for this episode states that actress SIAN BARBARA ALLEN, who plays Mrs. Perkins from the Farrell County Adoption Agency, expressely requested no on-screen billing. It remains a mystery why the player did not want to receive credit for the rôle.

Early script drafts suggested a night scene in the Gioberti House living room during Chase and Maggie's trip to the U.S. east coast (act 3): After Joseph is asleep, Melissa tries to ensnare Cole, but he rejects her because he is still in mourning. This scene was omitted before filming.
Season time frame: Alan Caldwell is back in Washington, D.C. from act 4 on. In # 072, he left Washington for seven weeks. This period of time must have gone by since then.

The Gianinni Winery is the same winery that was introduced as Carl Reed's Stone Briar in # 003. The Gianinnis must have purchased it in the meantime to add it to their vineyards. It is the Stags' Leap Winery in the Napa Valley in real life. This episode features interior shots of the winery for the first time.

Instead of in front of the winery, early script drafts staged the scene with Riebmann and the Gianinnis on the veranda of the Gianinni House, which was described as a Tudor style home. The house will only be featured in the following episode.
The establishing shot of Washington, D.C. is stock footage from a film library. It is an aerial view of the Capitol filmed towards east.
Mistake: The lettering on the FAA building says "Federal Aviation Agency". On April 1, 1967 already, however, the authority's name was changed to "Federal Aviation Administration". It has not been determined yet whether the lettering is a negligent prop or whether the whole establishing clip is dated stock footage.

The desk in Herb Boutilier's office in Washington, D.C. is the same prop that was used in Dr. Monroe Mitchell's practice in # 065.

Inside joke: The last name of Chase's attorney, Herb Boutilier, is "borrowed" from the scriptwriters' secretary, KATE BOUTILIER, who, by the way, will write two scripts herself in the following season.
Mistake: In the scene with Lance and Angela in the New Globe executive office, the wide angle shot and the close-ups are from various takes that were combined in the editing process. This becomes apparent because Lance's hands are in different positions in subsequent frames. This happens several times during this scene; one example is pictured.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique — check # 001 (Chase and Maggie at the Gioberti Family Cemetery) for details.
The director's cut of this episode contained the following scenes, which were deleted:

  • On their way home from the airport in Chase's car at night, Maggie tells Chase she had a bad dream about being on an iceberg out in the middle of the darkest ocean with her father and the iceberg suddenly breaking apart, with her father drifting away from her. Maggie says she fears that her dream is coming true.
  • After the murder of Sam Gianinni, Spheeris returns to Gustav's office and hands Sam's watch to him. Gustav intends to return it to Mary Gianinni (original episode cliffhanger).
Early script drafts planned for Sam Gianinni to be murdered by Spheeris in an even more brutal way: crushed to death by the forklift in his winery. The writers changed that idea in the end, having Spheeris kill him by throwing some massive oak casks down on the vintner in his winery.

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