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"The Waltons" The Abdication (1975)

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Original Air Date:
20 November 1975 (Season 4, Episode 11)
King Edward VIII abdicates the throne and the Waltons follow the story. Meanwhile, a movie production team is in town and John-Boy reconnects with a friend who's part of the production crew. John-Boy is offered a job. | Full synopsis »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Harvey S. Laidman 
Writing credits
Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner)

Matt Robinson  story
Matt Robinson  teleplay
Paul West  story

Produced by
Robert L. Jacks .... producer
Neil T. Maffeo .... associate producer
Lee Rich .... executive producer
Original Music by
Alexander Courage 
Cinematography by
Emil Oster (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Marjorie Fowler 
Casting by
Pam Polifroni  (as Polifroni/Sabba)
Doris Sabbagh  (as Polifroni/Sabba)
Art Direction by
Ed Graves 
Set Decoration by
James Cane 
Makeup Department
Edith Lindon .... hair stylist
William Reynolds .... makeup artist
Production Management
Walter Alzmann .... unit production manager
Neil T. Maffeo .... executive production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Walter Alzmann .... assistant director
Art Department
Earl W. Huntoon Jr. .... property master
Sound Department
Bill Flannery .... production sound mixer (as William Flannery)
Victor Guarnier .... sound effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Armando Contreras .... key grip (as Armand Contreras)
Robert A. Petzoldt .... electrical gaffer (as Robert Petzoldt Jr.)
James Kibbe .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Henrikson .... costumer
Editorial Department
Gene Fowler Jr. .... editorial supervisor (as Gene Fowler)
Music Department
Jerry Goldsmith .... composer: theme music
Ken Runyon .... music editor
Other crew
Richard Chaffee .... script supervisor
Sandy Dvore .... title designer
Earl Hamner Jr. .... executive story consultant (as Earl Hamner)
Doris Hamner .... technical consultant
Julie Waxman .... production coordinator
Paul West .... story editor
Series Cast
These people are regular cast members. Were they in this episode?
Ronnie Claire Edwards ... Corabeth Walton Godsey

Robert Donner ... Yancy Tucker

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Earl Hamner Jr.  created by (as Earl Hamner)

Produced by
Roger La Page .... line producer
Production Management
Roger La Page .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claude Lawrence Jr. .... assistant director (1977-1978)
Art Department
Serge Genitempo .... painter
Kandy Stern .... set designer
Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Mathias .... gaffer (1979)
Serge Poupis .... assistant camera
Robert Schoenhut .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Alfred J. Carranza .... apprentice film editor
M. Scott Smith .... apprentice editor
Other crew
John Philip Dayton .... production assistant
Lynn Guthrie .... aircraft pilot
Carol Riggins .... animal trainer
Arrahwanna Thomsen .... script supervisor (1976) (as Arrah Robinson)
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Continuity: The character A.J. Covington , played by actor David Huddleston, appeared the first time in this series in season one's episode #11 'The Literary Man' and at the end of that episode the narrator stated that the Waltons never see him again. But, the character appears again in this episode, played this time by actor George Dzundza, getting younger in the process, since Mr. Dzundza is junior to Mr. Huddleston by about 15 years. The narrator at the end of this episode states that A.J. Covington "twice came into our lives on Walton's Mountain and twice he wandered off."See more »
Narrator:[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] A different sound, an unfamiliar shape or shadow instantly alerts the creatures of the wild. Growing up on Waltons Mountain, seldom traveling far from the place we were born, we came to share this immediate awareness of something different, something new. It seems now in recollection that one of the milestone events of my nineteenth year followed the appearance in our community of something decidedly different, something none of us had ever seen before.See more »


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