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19 January 1980 (USA) See more »
The adventures of the Chisholm family as they travel west in 1844. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 12 of 51)

Robert Preston ... Hadley Chisholm (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Harold Bradley ... Servant (4 episodes, 1979)

Brian Keith (3 episodes, 1979)
Rosemarie Harris ... Minerva Chisholm (2 episodes, 1979)

Ben Murphy ... Will Chisholm (2 episodes, 1979)

Brian Kerwin ... Gideon Chisholm (2 episodes, 1979)

Stacey Nelkin ... Bonnie Sue Chisholm (2 episodes, 1979)

James Van Patten ... Bo Chisholm (2 episodes, 1979)

Susan Swift ... Annabel Chisholm (2 episodes, 1979)
Charles Frank ... Lester Hackett (2 episodes, 1979)

Donald Moffat ... Enos (2 episodes, 1980)
Ben Piazza ... Sutter (2 episodes, 1980)

Series Directed by
Mel Stuart (9 episodes, 1979-1980)
Edward M. Abroms (2 episodes, 1980)
Series Writing credits
Evan Hunter (10 episodes, 1979-1980)
Corey Blechman (5 episodes, 1980)
David Dortort (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Paul Savage (2 episodes, 1980)

Series Produced by
Paul Freeman .... producer (10 episodes, 1979-1980)
Alan Landsburg .... executive producer (10 episodes, 1979-1980)

David Dortort .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein (unknown episodes)
Gerald Fried (unknown episodes)
William Kraft (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Jacques R. Marquette (1 episode, 1979)
Series Film Editing by
Corky Ehlers (1 episode, 1979)

Art Stafford (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Fred Price (1 episode, 1979)
Series Set Decoration by
Charles B. Pierce (1 episode, 1979)
Series Makeup Department
Monique DeSart .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1979)
Jim Kail .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1979)
Series Production Management
Gary Credle .... production manager (1 episode, 1979)
Christina Friedgen .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 1979)
Kay Hoffman .... post-production executive (1 episode, 1979)
Howard Lipstone .... executive in charge of production (1 episode, 1979)
Tony Pinker .... post-production coordinator (1 episode, 1979)
Vicky Riley .... post-production liaison (1 episode, 1979)

F.A. Miller .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Skip Cosper .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1979)
Joe Florence .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1979)
Series Art Department
Kenneth L. Westcott .... property master (1 episode, 1979)
Series Sound Department
Eddie Knowles .... sound mixer (1 episode, 1979)

Bill Voigtlander .... adr supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Henry Wills .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1979)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Blair .... key grip (1 episode, 1979)
Lutz Hapke .... camera operator (1 episode, 1979)
David Marsik .... gaffer (1 episode, 1979)

Michael R. Marquette .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Liz Keigley .... location casting (1 episode, 1979)
Shari Rhodes .... location casting (1 episode, 1979)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tom Costick .... costumes (1 episode, 1979)
Series Editorial Department
Kristi Johns .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1979)

Michael N. Knue .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Maureen O'Connell .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Elmer Bernstein .... conductor / music adapted by (1 episode, 1979)
Series Transportation Department
Jerry Sidwell .... transportation (9 episodes, 1980)
Series Other crew
Jackson Gillis .... executive story consultant (9 episodes, 1980)

David Dortort .... concept creator (unknown episodes)

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60 min | 720 min (4 episodes)
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
one of my favorite movies, 5 October 2006
Author: bsduren from United States

I saw this movie as a copy my mother-in-law made off of TV. I saw it in 1985 I think it was. I loved it because it was about traveling west and a wonderful family.I loved the music in it. It is a very long movie, a mini series. It is fun to watch as a family. We watch it together as a family about once a year.My children love it too. It does have some swearing but not too bad. I think this movie draws our family closer together. My mother-in-law gave us the video she made and we recorded it again a few years ago, and now that copy is going bad too.I wish I could get another copy of this movie but it is not sold any where.I am going to try to record it again but it is very damaged.Iwould love to buy this movie if it is available at all any where.Any body that loves family movies especially about traveling west will thoroughly enjoy "The Chisholms".

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