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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 (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)
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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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1.33 : 1 See more »
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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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