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"Little House on the Prairie" Little Girl Lost (1976)

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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:
18 October 1976 (Season 3, Episode 4)
A broken-down drunk trying to forget his past may be little Carrie Ingalls's only hope of rescue after she falls into a deep hole while chasing a butterfly. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

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)

Paul W. Cooper (written by)

Produced by
John Hawkins .... producer
Michael Landon .... executive producer
Kent McCray .... associate producer
B.W. Sandefur .... co-producer
Original Music by
David Rose 
Cinematography by
Haskell B. Boggs (director of photography) (as Haskell Boggs)
Film Editing by
Jerry Taylor 
Casting by
Edward R. Morse 
Art Direction by
Walter M. Jefferies 
Set Decoration by
Donald E. Webb  (as Don Webb)
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Allan Snyder .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maury Dexter .... assistant director
Sound Department
David Dockendorf .... sound recordist (as Dave Dockendorf)
Charles T. Knight .... sound recordist (as Charles Knight)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richalene Kelsay .... costumer: women
Andy Matyasi .... costumer: men
Editorial Department
Edward P. Ancona Jr. .... color consultant
Marvin Coil .... supervising editor
Music Department
Edna Bullock .... music editor
Transportation Department
Jack Sander .... driver
Other crew
Mary Yerke .... script supervisor

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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)
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Additional Details

USA:60 min
Aspect Ratio:
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Sisters, 4 May 2013
Author: Michelle Palmer from United States

Sometimes it can really stink to be a big sister. I mean, those little sisters are annoying, let all your bugs go, and just won't do what you tell them to do! But when something happens - like they slip down into a big hole and may be lost forever - you realize just how much you really do love them.

The episode was wonderful at playing with your emotions. Caroline, though I feel she may have overdone it a bit, was good at showing the grief she experienced at possibly having lost her little girl. Everyone came together. I loved how Dr. Baker became just one of the others. He wasn't a doctor, but a rescue worker. Sometimes I wish things were still this simple...

The highlight of this episode, though, was the drunk who was trying to show that he was important. Mr. Hanson made me upset in this episode. I hated the way he treated the drunk (sorry, can't remember his name at the moment). I think he was truly unfair. I think when he showed up at the rescue sight and took over, it was cruel. I think Charles should have let Mr. Hanson know that he was handling things just fine...

Anyways, I'm sure it's no surprise that everything turned out okay...

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