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"Little House on the Prairie" Chicago (1981)

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Blanche Hanalis (developed for television by)
Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by) ...
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Original Air Date:
23 November 1981 (Season 8, Episode 8)
Charles travels to Chicago to comfort his grief-stricken friend, Mr. Edwards, after young newspaper reporter John Jr... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Michael Landon ... Charles Ingalls

Karen Grassle ... Caroline Ingalls

Melissa Gilbert ... Laura Ingalls Wilder

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

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

Richard Bull ... Nels Oleson

Dean Butler ... Almanzo James Wilder
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lillian Adams ... Mrs. Baxter

Jason Bateman ... James Cooper Ingalls
John C. Becher ... Mr. Golden
Lorrie Blower ... Nurse Nelson (as Lorrie Blore)

Terry Burns ... Hill
Juney Ellis ... Mrs. Harris (as June C. Ellis)
Ruth Foster ... Melinda Foster

Victor French ... Isaiah Edwards

Ernie Hudson ... William Thomas
Michelle Jaimene ... Girl (as Michele Jaimene)
Tom Klunis ... Webster
John Lawrence ... Jake Schultz
Jack Lilley ... Wagon Driver
Chez Lister ... B.J. Jackson
Will MacMillan ... Bartender
Tony Mendia ... Paper Boy

Herb Mitchell ... Workman
Gene Ross ... Drummond
Lorinne Vozoff ... Nurse

M. Emmet Walsh ... Callahan
Frances E. Williams ... Mrs. Jackson
Chad Cowgill ... Copy Boy (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Michael Landon 
Writing credits
Blanche Hanalis (developed for television by)

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

John Hawkins  writer
B.W. Sandefur  writer

Produced by
Marvin Coil .... associate producer
Michael Landon .... executive producer
Kent McCray .... producer
Original Music by
David Rose 
Cinematography by
Haskell B. Boggs (director of photography) (as Haskell Boggs)
Film Editing by
Bob Fish 
Casting by
Susan McCray  (as Susan Sukman)
Art Direction by
Walter M. Jefferies 
George Renne 
Set Decoration by
Sam Gross 
Donald E. Webb  (as Don Webb)
Makeup Department
Hank Edds .... makeup artist
Darby Hoppin .... hair stylist
Production Management
Miles Middough .... production manager (as Miles S. Middough)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ray DeCamp .... assistant director
Buck Edwards .... second assistant director
Art Department
Dean Wilson .... property master
Michael P. Hunter .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Vince Gutierrez .... sound effects editor
Frank Meadows .... sound recordist
M. Curtis Price .... sound recordist
Duncan McEwan .... sound loader (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Luke Tillman .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard L. Cosko .... camera operator
Lon Massey III .... gaffer
Clarence Tindell .... key grip
Ronald L. Vargas Jr. .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Taylor .... costumer: women
Mike Termini .... costumer: men
Editorial Department
Edward P. Ancona Jr. .... color consultant
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
Erika Wernher .... script supervisor
Gary L. Wohlleben .... production controller
Kevin King .... payroll accountant (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
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

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:TV-PG (most episodes)

Did You Know?

In one scene, when Charles and Mr. Edwards are near the trench, if you look at the background behind them, you can see the front and side of the building/set that would someday be the exterior of the Daily Planet in "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman."See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Goodbye, John Jr.!, 14 November 2013
Author: Michelle Palmer from United States

John Junior is remembered best as Mary Ingalls' first boyfriend. I really liked him, that is until the episode where he breaks poor Mary's heart! And though he's the star of this episode, we never see him. Sadly, he has been killed in an apparent wagon accident. Mr. Edwards (glad to see him back!) is so distraught he wants Charles to go with him.

I'm not going to give away the story of this one, but it's a pretty surprising turn of events and in the end justice is served. I will say, though, that this is a turning point in Mr. Edwards' life. If you don't know, he returns later this season in quite a surprising way. I don't like that the story went this route, and I don't like that they changed Grace to a different character. I liked the regular Grace much better. But things don't bode well for Mr. Edwards.

Anyway, this is a pretty emotional story so consider yourself warned.

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