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"The Waltons" The Marathon (1974)

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Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) and
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Original Air Date:
7 November 1974 (Season 3, Episode 9)
John Boy participates in a dance marathon with Daisy. Daisy turns up later in the series as a visiting friend and love interest for John Boy. | 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:
Bernard Barrow ... Harry Bracket (as Bernie Barrow)

Charles Haid ... Fred

Joyce Jameson ... Helen Faye
Deirdre Lenihan ... Daisy Garner (as Dierdre Lenahan)
Don Miller ... Steve Baines
Ellen Moss ... P.M.-Priscilla Mae
Brad Trumbull ... Radio Announcer
Lennie Weinrib ... Spanky Logan
C. Lindsay Workman ... Mr. Patterson (as Lindsay Workman)

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

Nigel McKeand  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. 
Michael McCroskey 
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
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Richard Chaffee .... script supervisor
Sandy Dvore .... main title designer
Earl Hamner Jr. .... executive story consultant (as Earl Hamner)
Doris Hamner .... technical consultant
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

Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

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