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"The Waltons" The Conflict (1974)

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Original Air Date:
12 September 1974 (Season 3, Episode 1)
Grandpa's sister in law is being forced out of their home by a government project. The Waltons go to their land to help defend the homestead. John-Boy is torn between his ideals and the family loyalty. | Add synopsis »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Richard Thomas ... John-Boy Walton

Ralph Waite ... John Walton, Sr.

Michael Learned ... Olivia Walton (as Miss Michael Learned)

Ellen Corby ... Esther Walton

Will Geer ... The Grandfather

Judy Norton ... Mary Ellen Walton

Jon Walmsley ... Jason Walton

Mary Beth McDonough ... Erin Walton (as Mary Elizabeth McDonough)
Eric Scott ... Ben Walton
David W. Harper ... Jim-Bob Walton

Kami Cotler ... Elizabeth Walton

Earl Hamner Jr. ... Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Beulah Bondi ... Martha Corinne Walton
Randolph Dobbs ... Construction Worker

Bill Erwin ... Senator Rogers

Paul Fix ... Senator Lucas Avery

Richard Hatch ... Wade Walton
Lindsay V. Jones ... Vera Walton
Hilliard Livingston ... Oldest Boy
Harry Pugh ... Slim

Bill Quinn ... Senator Burgess (as William Quinn)
Edward Rayden ... Youngest Boy (as Eddie Rayden)
Casey Tibbs ... Flagman

Mills Watson ... Mr. Blake

Morgan Woodward ... Boone Walton

Episode Crew
Directed by
Ralph Senensky 
Writing credits
Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner)

Jeb Rosebrook  written by

Produced by
Robert L. Jacks .... producer
Neil T. Maffeo .... associate producer
Lee Rich .... executive producer
Original Music by
Alexander Courage 
Cinematography by
Russell Metty (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Gene Fowler Jr. 
Marjorie Fowler 
Casting by
Pam Polifroni 
Art Direction by
Ed Graves 
Set Decoration by
James Cane 
Makeup Department
Carol Meikle .... hair stylist
Robert Sidell .... makeup artist
Production Management
Harvey S. Laidman .... unit production manager
Neil T. Maffeo .... executive production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harvey S. Laidman .... assistant director
Art Department
Leon Schotter .... property master
Sound Department
Bill Flannery .... production sound mixer (as William Flannery)
Victor Guarnier .... sound effects editor
Bill Wistrom .... sound effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Armando Contreras .... key grip (as Armand Conteras)
Earl C. Williman .... electrical gaffer (as Earl Williman Jr.)
James Kibbe .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia Norris .... costumer
Music Department
Jerry Goldsmith .... composer: theme music
Ken Runyon .... music editor
Other crew
Richard Chaffee .... script supervisor
Sandy Dvore .... main title designer
Earl Hamner Jr. .... executive story consultant (as Earl Hamner)
Carol Evan McKeand .... story editor
Carroll Newman .... production coordinator (as Carroll Newman Butler)
Julie Waxman .... production coordinator
Series Cast
These people are regular cast members. Were they in this episode?
Ronnie Claire Edwards ... Corabeth Walton Godsey

Robert Donner ... Yancy Tucker
Nora Marlowe ... Flossie Brimmer

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

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

Did You Know?

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