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)  »

Also Known As:

The Chisholms  »

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| (4 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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one of the best westerns i have ever seen.
14 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

i have been trying to buy this film for a long time i wonder if the makers are going to re-release it.i hired it from a video rental shop in the 80s and the owner offered to sell it to me but i didn't accept his offer which i was a great favourite when it was on television.i enjoyed it so much that when i got it from the rental shop i hired it at least once a week for about 8 was the best 3 hours entertainment i ever had everything in it, adventure,sadness, happiness and all the components of a good western.the acting was excellent and the choice of cast was brilliant.i will still keep looking in case they do decide to re-release this film.

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