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"Little House on the Prairie" The Craftsman (1979)

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Director:
Writers:
Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by) and
Paul Wolff (writer)
Contact:
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Original Air Date:
8 January 1979 (Season 5, Episode 15)
Genre:
Plot:
Albert becomes an apprentice for a craftsman who is Jewish. His classmates accuse him of being a Jew-lover... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Michael Landon 
 
Writing credits
Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by)

Paul Wolff  writer

Produced by
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
Jerry Taylor 
 
Casting by
Susan McCray  (as Susan Sukman)
 
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
Miles Middough .... assistant director (as Miles S. Middough)
Reid Rummage .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
David Dockendorf .... sound recordist (as Dave Dockendorf)
Vince Gutierrez .... sound effects editor
Frank Meadows .... sound recordist
 
Casting Department
Frank Kennedy .... extras casting: locations (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richalene Kelsay .... costumer: women
Mike Termini .... costumer: men
 
Editorial Department
Edward P. Ancona Jr. .... color consultant (as Edward P. Ancona)
Marvin Coil .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Robert Gutknecht .... music editor
 
Other crew
John T. Dugan .... executive story consultant
Blanche Hanalis .... developed for television by
Gary L. Wohlleben .... production controller (as Gary Wohlleben)
 

Series Crew
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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)
 
Stunts
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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Matthew Labyorteaux who plays Albert Ingalls did the voice-over at the end of this show.See more »
Quotes:
Jud Larrabee:Ain't nothing wrong with being prejudice against jews. It's kinda like a self-defense!
Jonathan Garvey:I kind of agree with you, Larrabee. I'm prejudice myself.
Jud Larrabee:[Smiles] You are? Against who?
Jonathan Garvey:Against short, rednecked farmers.
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Albert's turn, 3 August 2013
Author: Michelle Palmer from United States

Albert befriends an older Jewish craftsman. Albert likes him and what he does so much that he gets Charles' permission to work for him after school. Under his apprenticeship, Albert learns a lot about life and treating others kindly. Even in the face of being made fun of at school, Albert stays strong and sides with his friend. Laura, on the other hand, has trouble accepting Albert's friendship but thinks differently after a very stern lecture from her father.

This episode is endearing and really pulls at your heartstring. This is the second episode that refers to bigotry. It's interesting to see some imperfections from main characters such as Laura who has trouble embracing the importance of standing up the the Jewish neighbors. It also really opens your heart to Albert, the newest member of the Ingalls family.

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