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"The Waltons" The Venture (1975)

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Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) and
Joseph Bonaduce (written by)
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Original Air Date:
6 March 1975 (Season 3, Episode 24)
John takes on a loan to improve the business and he gets a big order. Grandpa gets sick and cannot help at the mill. John gets sick and cannot do it. The neighbors pull together to help build the new improved mill. | Full 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

Joe Conley ... Ike Godsey

Earl Hamner Jr. ... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Herbert Anderson ... Mr. Bennett
Celia Bonaduce ... Barbara
Claudia Bryar ... Nurse Howard
John Carter ... Walt Cutlett
Jerry Crews ... Music Judge

James Gammon ... Zack Rosswell

Rance Howard ... Dr. McIvers

Craig Huxley ... Joseph (as Craig Hundley)

M. Emmet Walsh ... David Fletcher

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

Joseph Bonaduce  written by

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
Gene Fowler Jr. 
Michael McCroskey 
Casting by
Pam Polifroni 
Art Direction by
Ed Graves 
Set Decoration by
James Cane 
Makeup Department
Edith Lindon .... hair stylist
Robert Sidell .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ralph Ferrin .... unit production manager
Neil T. Maffeo .... executive production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ralph Ferrin .... 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)
Frank R. Hale .... camera operator (as Frank Hale)
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)
Doris Hamner .... technical consultant
Carol Evan McKeand .... story editor
Carroll Newman .... production coordinator (as Carroll Newman Butler)
Julie Waxman .... production coordinator

Series Crew
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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

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

Did You Know?

Herbert Anderson's final TV role.See more »
Olivia:I'm so sick of this damned depression!
'Grandma' Esther Walton:Olivia!
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