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"Little House on the Prairie" The Halloween Dream (1979)

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Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by) and
Michael Landon (writer)
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Original Air Date:
29 October 1979 (Season 6, Episode 7)
On Halloween, Albert has a dream where he and Laura are kidnapped by a rogue Indian tribe after they are mistaken as members of a rival tribe. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Michael Landon ... Charles Ingalls

Karen Grassle ... Caroline Ingalls

Melissa Gilbert ... Laura Ingalls

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

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

Jonathan Gilbert ... Willie Oleson

Merlin Olsen ... Jonathan Garvey

Matthew Labyorteaux ... Albert Quinn Ingalls
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Aguilar ... Brave #1
Dick Alexander ... Sargeant

Melissa Sue Anderson ... Mary Ingalls Kendall
Henry Bal ... Chief Sly Fox (as Henry K. Bal)
Dawn Biglay ... Taha

Philip Carey ... Commander Kaiser (as Phillip Carey)
Ramon Chavez ... Brave #3

Frank DeKova ... Chief Kilowatt
Rosa Hamilton ... Tiny Pebbles
Hiawatha Hood ... Chief Big Wolf
Bryson G. Liberty ... Brave #2

Clint Lilley ... Son of Running Bull

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

Michael Landon  writer

Produced by
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
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
Maury Dexter .... assistant director
Reid Rummage .... second assistant director
Art Department
Dean Wilson .... property master
Sound Department
Vince Gutierrez .... sound effects editor
Frank Meadows .... sound recordist
M. Curtis Price .... sound recordist
Duncan McEwan .... sound loader (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Cardarelli .... key grip
Kenneth Hunter .... camera operator
Lon Massey III .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richalene Kelsay .... costumer: women
Mike Termini .... costumer: men
Editorial Department
Edward P. Ancona Jr. .... color consultant
Marvin Coil .... supervising editor
Kay Suffern .... negative cutter
Music Department
Fred Prior .... music editor
Other crew
John T. Dugan .... executive story consultant
Blanche Hanalis .... developed for television by
Erika Wernher .... script supervisor
Gary L. Wohlleben .... production controller (as Gary Wohlleben)

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:

Did You Know?

Revealing mistakes: You can see two sets of reins when Albert is driving the wagon. One set Albert has. The other goes into the wagon.See more »
Carrie Ingalls:[in a dream, on horses, see other Indians riding towards them] Well at least you're the only one who looks like a chief.See more »
Hava NagilaSee more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Derogatory Dream, 10 September 2012

"Little House on the Prairie" would occasionally move away from its often intense drama and feature a light-hearted or comical episode. "Halloween Dream" is one of these failed attempts at humor.

The title is misleading because Albert's dream has nothing to do with the holiday other than having him and Laura dressing in costumes.

I won't bother to rehash the plot since another reviewer has already done so, but I will say that this episode isn't worth anyone's time.

The storyline is an insult to Native Americans. It utilizes every B-movie Western stereotype imaginable. It is beyond me how this was ever green-lighted. It is definitely not funny.

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