The Chisholms (1979)

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The adventures of the Chisholm family as they travel west in 1844.

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Complete series cast summary:
 Hadley Chisholm (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Harold Bradley ...
 Servant (4 episodes, 1979)
(4 episodes, 1979)
Rosemarie Harris ...
 Minerva Chisholm (2 episodes, 1979)
 Will Chisholm (2 episodes, 1979)
 Gideon Chisholm (2 episodes, 1979)
 Bonnie Sue Chisholm (2 episodes, 1979)
 Annabel Chisholm (2 episodes, 1979)
 Bo Chisholm (2 episodes, 1979)
Charles Frank ...
 Lester Hackett (2 episodes, 1979)
 Enos (2 episodes, 1980)
Ben Piazza ...
 Sutter (2 episodes, 1980)


After the Chisholm family were cheated out of their land in Virginia, they packed up everything and headed west to the Oregon Territory to set up a new life in the 1840s. It took two years for the Chisholms, led by patriarch Hadley and matriarch Minerva, to reach Oregon, along the way dealing with Indians, strife, family disagreements and rough travel. Written by Marty McKee <>

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Release Date:

29 March 1979 (USA)  »

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The Chisholms  »

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| (4 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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A touching family classic.
2 September 2004 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie for the first time as a small child and then several times after as I was growing up. This movie portrays the struggles of a Pioneer Family with more honesty, beauty, and heart than any other film I have ever seen. It takes you through the highs and lows that the family experiences but leaves you with a hope and warm feeling instead of a heavy heart. After watching this movie I guarantee you will want to share the experience with others. The only negative I can think of is that this movie is far too unknown. I can't say enough about The Chisholms except that if you don't see it you are missing out on a great example of why movies are made.

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