The Waltons: Season 1, Episode 15

The Actress (4 Jan. 1973)

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Alvira Drummond, a glamorous actress of the stage and screen, is stranded on Walton's Mountain by her chauffeur whom she claims has stolen all of her money and her belongings.

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When a famous actress's car breaks down on Walton's Mountain, starstruck John-Boy convinces his parents to invite her to dinner while Ike is fixing her car. All the children are enthralled with her flashy personality and world-traveling tales, although Olivia and Grandma disapprove of her. Finding her car will need major repairs, and wanting to stay put, Alvira manages to fall and injure her ankle, turning her night on the couch into a lengthy stay. Despite her worldliness, the whole Walton family falls under her spell at the end when she opens them up to John -Boy's view of his home through his writings, heretofore unseen by his family members. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Actress Alvira Drummond tells the Waltons that she was asked to open a new theater in Atlanta by recreating Gertie Lawrence's role in the Noel Coward play "Private Lives", referring to real-life stage and screen star Gertrude Lawrence who performed as character Amanda Prynne when the play premiered on Broadway in 1931. See more »

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Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] When I was growing up on Waltons Mountain, I used to dream of all the faraway places I would one day visit. New York City captured my imagination most completely because it was a mecca for young, aspiring artists and writers. I wasn't to stray that far from home for several years but I was due for a special preview. One day, without any warning, a New York hurricane hit our peaceful community.
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This Episode aired on January 3rd 1973 and it open with the following words. When I was growing up on Waltons Mountain, I used to dream of all the faraway places I would one day visit. New York City captured my imagination most completely because it was a Mecca for young, aspiring artists and writers. I wasn't to stray that far from home for several years but I was due for a special preview. One day, without any warning, a New York hurricane hit our peaceful community. When a famous actress's car breaks down on Walton's Mountain, star struck John-Boy convinces his parents to invite her to dinner while Ike is fixing her car. All the children are enthralled with her flashy personality and world-traveling tales, although Olivia and Grandma disapprove of her. Finding her car will need major repairs, and wanting to stay put, Alvira manages to fall and injure her ankle, turning her night on the couch into a lengthy stay. Despite her worldliness, the whole Walton family falls under her spell at the end when she opens them up to John -Boy's view of his home through his writings, heretofore unseen by his family members. Did the actress really hurt her ankle? Can Ike really fix her car? How will John Boy feel after she reads from his Journal? Again this was another episode that really didn't have much to it so with that I give this episode 4 weasel stars


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