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"Little House on the Prairie" A Faraway Cry (1982)

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Original Air Date:
8 March 1982 (Season 8, Episode 20)
Caroline travels to an influenza-ridden mining camp with Dr. Baker after she receives a plea for help... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Michael Landon ... Charles Ingalls

Karen Grassle ... Caroline Ingalls

Lindsay Greenbush ... Carrie Ingalls (credit only) (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)

Sidney Greenbush ... Carrie Ingalls (credit only) (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)

Kevin Hagen ... Dr. Hiram Baker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Cal Bartlett ... Horace Beckwith (as Calvin Bartlett)
Barbara Beaman ... Woman

Melissa Gilbert ... Laura Ingalls Wilder (credit only)

James Griffith ... Preacher Bob
Linda Hoy ... Katherine Parker

Brion James ... Amos

Dennis Lipscomb ... Sherman Andruss
Will MacMillan ... 3rd Man

Betty McGuire ... Nora Cramer
Eric Milota ... Jeffrey
Tom Pletts ... Arnie Cramer
Tom Rosqui ... 2nd Man
Alex Sharp ... Andy
Ruth Silveira ... Louisa Beckwith
Jack Stryker ... 1st Man
Lila Waters ... Another Woman
Judith Weston ... Helen Andruss

Scottie MacGregor ... Harriet Oleson (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Maury Dexter 
Writing credits
Blanche Hanalis (developed for television by)

Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by)

Don Balluck  teleplay (story)
Pamela Balluck  story

Produced by
Marvin Coil .... associate producer
Michael Landon .... executive producer
Kent McCray .... producer
Original Music by
David Rose 
Cinematography by
Ted Voigtlander (director of photography) (as Ted Voigtländer)
Film Editing by
John Loeffler 
Casting by
Susan McCray  (as Susan Sukman)
Art Direction by
Walter M. Jefferies 
Set Decoration by
Donald E. Webb  (as Don Webb)
Makeup Department
Damion .... hair stylist
Allan Snyder .... makeup artist
Production Management
Miles Middough .... production manager (as Miles S. Middough)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ronald Martinez .... assistant director (as Ron Martinez)
Brad Yacobian .... second assistant director
Art Department
Glen R. Feldman .... property master
Michael P. Hunter .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Anthony F. Brissinger .... sound recordist
Vince Gutierrez .... sound effects editor
M. Curtis Price .... sound recordist
Duncan McEwan .... sound loader (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Luke Tillman .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Farmer .... gaffer
Ron Housiaux .... key grip
Kenneth Hunter .... camera operator
Ronald L. Vargas Jr. .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Frank Kennedy .... extras casting: locations (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael R. Faeth .... costumer: men
Linda Taylor .... costumer: women
Editorial Department
Edward P. Ancona Jr. .... color consultant (as Edward P. Ancona)
Kay Suffern .... negative cutter
Music Department
Fred Prior .... music editor
Other crew
Chris Abbott .... story editor
Don Balluck .... executive story consultant
Blanche Hanalis .... developed for television by
Duane Toler .... script supervisor
Gary L. Wohlleben .... production controller (as Gary Wohlleben)
Kevin King .... payroll accountant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Blanche Hanalis  developed for television by
Ande Lamb 

Produced by
Winston Miller .... producer (7 episodes 1974)
Makeup Department
Lynn F. Reynolds .... makeup artist (7 episodes 1982) (as Lynn Reynolds)
Gladys Witten .... hair stylist (8 episodes 1977 and 4 episodes 1981)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Buck Edwards .... second assistant director (episode "Chicago (1981)" and multiple episodes 1982-1983)
Robert Enrietto .... assistant director (7 episodes 1982-1983)
James B. Greer .... second assistant director (6 episodes 1979-1980)
Ronald Martinez .... assistant director (11 episodes 1982-1983) (as Ron Martinez)
Reid Rummage .... assistant director (21 episodes in seasons 6, 8 and 9)
Sound Department
Donna Anderson .... utility sound
Marty Church .... foley mixer
Barry Thomas .... sound recordist (13 episodes 1977) (as Barry D. Thomas)
Bob Herron .... stunts
Chuck Hicks .... stunts
Whitey Hughes .... stunts
Loren Janes .... stunts
Gene LeBell .... stunts
Jack Lilley .... stunt coordinator
George Orrison .... stunts
Neil Summers .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Cardarelli .... key grip (1979-1980)
Ron Housiaux .... key grip (1979-1983)
Kenji Takama .... camera intern
Casting Department
Dottie O'Brien .... extras casting
John O'Brien .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dallas D. Dornan .... costumer: men (17 episodes 1982-1983) (as Dallas Dornan)
Music Department
John Massari .... orchestrator (1980-1983)
Other crew
John T. Dugan .... story consultant (9 episodes 1978)
Bill McCamey .... on-set nurse
Michael Thomas Slifkin .... kid's talent coach (1979-1981)
Shirley Ulmer .... script supervisor
Erika Wernher .... script supervisor (4 episodes 1983)
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

49 min
Aspect Ratio:
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Ethis and a cliff hanger, 24 November 2013
Author: Michelle Palmer from United States

In a small gold-mining camp, there is an influenza epidemic going on. People are dying. Many are sick. Two women are expecting babies. Then unthinkable has happened: the camp doctor died from the disease. Though one woman was in good health and had a loving husband who made sure she didn't do too much, the other woman woman had a husband who treated her like a slave. He was mean and over-demanding. They'd already lost two babies, and he hoped she lost this one too. Louisa needed help, so she called on her best friend, Caroline Ingalls.

She and the doctor come to their camp. She mostly stays with Louisa and assures her demanding husband that she'd see to his meals. Louisa was put on bed rest and ordered to stay there for the remainder of her pregnancy. During this time, Caroline and Louisa were able to talk. They talked about when they were kids and their dreams. Louisa told Caroline about how her and her husband ended up together and that she loved him. When Caroline questioned the husband, though, he gave her a different story - one that would break Louisa's heart to know!

The other friend became ill. Caroline was having to take care of both women now, and when their time came to deliver, Caroline stayed with Louisa while Dr. Baker helped the other mother along. One mother died and one baby died. Ethics took over when Caroline wanted the live mother to have the surviving baby. Did they make their right decision? I think so, but it's a matter of ethics. Back then the blood and genetics of the child wouldn't have mattered much medically I suppose, but I wonder if Dr. Baker may have told them the truth. Before they left, the man told the doctor "Thank you for everything you did." Perhaps he did tell the father...

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