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

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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:
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
Blanche Hanalis (developed for television by)

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?

Continuity: Albert has two stripes across his face. One of them is black. The other one starts out as yellow. A short while into the episode it turns to orange. Towards the end of the episode it turns back to yellow.See more »
Charles Ingalls:Well you either look like a small chief...
Albert Quinn Ingalls:Or a big chicken, Ma already said that.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Ugh..., 22 August 2013
Author: Michelle Palmer from United States

Well...what good can I say about this episode? Um...Well...Hmmmm...Okay, I'll admit that parts are entertaining but as Alber said repeatedly...ugh!

First of all, the episode begins with can't-act-Carrie and her little baby voice and baby way of thinking. I never can stand the Carrie scenes. The fact that they discovered she can't act didn't mean she couldn't have been with someone who could act? She was little and didn't have many parts at first so I think they could have found somebody.

Second, this is a dream. It's a very odd dream and has a stupid storyline. Not only that, but I don't see Albert dreaming something like this. He was way too intelligent for that! The fact they were trying to tug at heartstrings during the dream just made it that much worse! Charles letting Laura and Albert go back in and save the day - well maybe he could have let that happen in Albert's world since it was a dream...The whole thing was just...odd!

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