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

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Director:
Writers:
Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by) and
Michael Landon (writer)
Contact:
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Original Air Date:
29 October 1979 (Season 6, Episode 7)
Genre:
Plot:
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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Cast

 (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
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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
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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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Additional Details

Runtime:
60 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Albert Quinn Ingalls:What do you think, Ma? Do I look like a chief?
Caroline Ingalls:Well, you either look like a very small chief or a very large chicken.
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Soundtrack:
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Even the best series have some bad episodes., 9 March 2010
Author: TOMASBBloodhound from Omaha, NE USA

If you can get through this silly episode which actually has little to do with Halloween, you are a true die hard fan of this series. The story deals with Albert and Laura dressing as Indians for a Halloween party at the Olesson's. Before the party, ma makes them take a nap (when did she ever do that?) and before you know it Albert starts dreaming. He dreams that he and Laura are mistaken for real Indians by some tribes in the area looking to go on the war path. Albert is actually mistaken for the son of a prominent chief. He and Laura end up negotiating between the Indians and a detachment of Cavalry sent to rescue the local white settlers. Eventually, he and Laura find themselves in a wagon being chased by and endless supply of Indians, and using gunpowder bombs to fight them off. Boy is this dumb.

You can't blame it all on Albert. Sometimes they really did use his character well on this show. But Little House by 1979 was suffering the same fate as all long-running family shows. After a while, the kids grow up and have to move on to other things. And new kids have to be brought in to keep the show centered around the parent-child dynamic. Things would get even worse in later years when James and Cassandra had to be introduced into the Ingalls household. And worse yet when Shannen Doherty had to be added as Laura and Almanzo's child. None of these children ever existed in real life. Animated shows like The Simpsons and Family Guy don't face this problem since their kids can always stay the same age.

Little House still had quite a few good episodes left at this point. This one isn't one of them. 4 of 10 stars.

The Hound.

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