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Pioneer Woman (1973)

TV-PG | | Western | TV Movie 19 December 1973
Despite some initial hesitations, a family from the East decides to try their luck by settling in the harsh and dangerous West in 1867.


Buzz Kulik


Suzanne Clauser
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Complete credited cast:
Joanna Pettet ... Maggie Sergeant
William Shatner ... John Sergeant
David Janssen ... Robert Douglas
Lance LeGault ... Joe Wormser
Helen Hunt ... Sarah Sargeant
Russell Baer Russell Baer ... Jeremy Sergeant
Linda Kupecek Linda Kupecek ... Philippa Wormser
Lloyd Berry ... Slim Hall
John Scott Martin ... Jake, Douglas Hand (as John Scott)
Robert Koons Robert Koons ... William Seymour
Agatha Mercer Agatha Mercer ... Trudy Seymour
Les Kimber ... Jordan Seymour
John Murrell John Murrell ... Henry Seymour
Frank Edge Frank Edge ... Frank, Douglas Hand
Una Pulson Una Pulson ... Mrs. Hall


A homesteading family in 1867 Wyoming faces a heartrending crisis when the husband (William Shatner) is killed and his widow (Joanna Pettet) must decide whether to remain and keep struggling or to give up and take her son and daughter back East. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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About eight years prior to this TV movie, a young Joanna Pettet was a guest star in The Fugitive: Shadow of the Swan (1966) with David Janssen. See more »


[first lines]
Maggie Sergeant: March 10, 1867. The events of this day have been extraordinary, indeed, almost frightening. I had expected to live out the rest of my days here in Indiana. Here, where I was born, was married, and gave birth to my two children. But within the week, I will never again be able to call Huntingville my home.
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Ham on the Prairie
14 April 2021 | by PickleManiaSee all my reviews

Ham Shatner doing what he does best: hamming it up. It's actually comical watching how hard he tries to sound and act like he belongs in the Old West. Joanna Pettet is the only one who makes this worth watching (although I doubt that real pioneer women wore as much mascara as she does). Helen Hunt, in her film debut, plays her daughter and one of the oddest child actors I've ever seen on film plays Pettet's son. I kept hoping some Indians would come along and take him off. The gruff and gravelly-voiced David Janssen has a supporting role in which he mainly grumbles while sitting on a horse.

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Release Date:

19 December 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pioneers See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Production Co:

Filmways Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Ryder Sound Services)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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