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The Chisholms 

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The adventures of the Chisholm family as they travel west in 1844.
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1980   1979  

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Rosemary Harris ...  Minerva Chisholm 13 episodes, 1979-1980
Ben Murphy ...  Will Chisholm 13 episodes, 1979-1980
James Van Patten ...  Bo Chisholm 13 episodes, 1979-1980
Susan Swift ...  Mercy Hopwell / ... 13 episodes, 1979-1980
Robert Preston ...  Hadley Chisholm 9 episodes, 1979-1980
Brett Cullen ...  Gideon Chisholm 9 episodes, 1980
Delta Burke ...  Bonnie Sue Chisholm 9 episodes, 1980
Victoria Racimo ...  Keewidinok 9 episodes, 1980
Reid Smith ...  Lester Hackett 9 episodes, 1980
Mitchell Ryan ...  Cooper Hawkins 9 episodes, 1980
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After the Chisholm family were cheated out of their land in Virginia, they packed up everything and headed west to the Oregon Territory to set up a new life in the 1840s. It took two years for the Chisholms, led by patriarch Hadley and matriarch Minerva, to reach Oregon, along the way dealing with Indians, strife, family disagreements and rough travel. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Romance | Western

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A touching family classic.
2 September 2004 | by seattleangelaSee all my reviews

I watched this movie for the first time as a small child and then several times after as I was growing up. This movie portrays the struggles of a Pioneer Family with more honesty, beauty, and heart than any other film I have ever seen. It takes you through the highs and lows that the family experiences but leaves you with a hope and warm feeling instead of a heavy heart. After watching this movie I guarantee you will want to share the experience with others. The only negative I can think of is that this movie is far too unknown. I can't say enough about The Chisholms except that if you don't see it you are missing out on a great example of why movies are made.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chisholm Ailesi See more »

Filming Locations:

Illinois, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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