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Release Date:
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 (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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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A touching family classic., 2 September 2004
Author: seattleangela from Seattle, WA

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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