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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
12 September 1974 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The adventures of Moses Pray, a con artist selling bibles to credulous widows, and Addie , a young girl, as they travel the roads of America during the time of the Great Depression in the 1930s.
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Cast

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Christopher Connelly ... Moses Pray (13 episodes, 1974)

Jodie Foster ... Addie Pray (13 episodes, 1974)
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Series Directed by
James Frawley (5 episodes, 1974)
Jerry Paris (2 episodes, 1974)
Jack Shea (2 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Writing credits
Joe David Brown (13 episodes, 1974)
Alvin Sargent (2 episodes, 1974)

Series Produced by
Robert Stambler .... producer (4 episodes, 1974)
Anthony Wilson .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Original Music by
Artie Butler (1 episode, 1974)
 
Series Cinematography by
Al Francis (1 episode, 1974)
 
Series Film Editing by
Michael Vejar (1 episode, 1974)
Norman Wallerstein (1 episode, 1974)
 
Series Casting by
Caro Jones (1 episode, 1974)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jack De Shields (1 episode, 1974)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Barbara Krieger (1 episode, 1974)
 
Series Costume Design by
Guy C. Verhille (1 episode, 1974)
 
Series Production Management
William Cairncross .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 1974)
Rowe Wallerstein .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1974)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mitchell L. Gamson .... assistant director (1 episode, 1974)
 
Series Casting Department
Millie Gusse .... casting supervisor (1 episode, 1974)
 
Series Music Department
Harold Arlen .... composer: theme music (1 episode, 1974-1975)
Billy Rose .... lyrics: theme music (1 episode, 1974-1975)
E.Y. Harburg .... lyrics: theme music (1 episode, 1974)
 
Series Other crew
Robert Foster .... story editor (13 episodes, 1974)
Alvin Sargent .... executive story consultant (13 episodes, 1974)
 

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30 min
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Did You Know?

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The role of Addie, here played by Jodie Foster, was played by Tatum O'Neal in the film Paper Moon (1973).See more »
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Follows Paper Moon (1973)See more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
An overlooked treasure, 16 January 2013
Author: boatista24 from United States

The charm and success of the film PAPER MOON, with Ryan and Tatum O'Neal, was so immense that within just one year it had been adapted to TV. This version, with Christopher Connelly and Jodie Foster, was actually more appealing than the original movie. Foster was utterly charming in one of her first roles to be widely seen. Since Connelly died 25 years ago and only 14 years after the series was made, many have not seen his work, nor recognize his name, but he was a very talented and funny character actor. I believe that this series was the springboard for Foster to star two years later in TAXI DRIVER, opposite Robert DeNiro, which led to many more movie deals and eventually an Oscar. I saw all thirteen of these episodes, which were repeated only once during the same season and never seen again. It was scripted television at its absolute finest, but, as the old saying goes, I guess you had to be there.

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