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

Brian Keith (4 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)

Susan Swift ... Annabel Chisholm (2 episodes, 1979)

James Van Patten ... Bo 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 (9 episodes, 1980)
Corey Blechman (5 episodes, 1980)
Paul Savage (2 episodes, 1980)

Series Produced by
Paul Freeman .... producer (9 episodes, 1980)
Alan Landsburg .... executive producer (9 episodes, 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 (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Corky Ehlers (unknown episodes)
Art Stafford (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Fred Price (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
F.A. Miller .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Bill Voigtlander .... adr supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Michael R. Marquette .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Michael N. Knue .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Maureen O'Connell .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
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 the best westerns i have ever seen., 14 October 2006

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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