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A Promise to Keep 

Mr. Edwards arrives back to Walnut Grove harboring some disturbing secrets, namely that his marriage was ruined because of his alcoholism. His inability to stay off the bottle nearly ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Landon

Writers:

Blanche Hanalis (developed for television by), Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Landon ... Charles Ingalls
Karen Grassle ... Caroline Ingalls
Melissa Gilbert ... Laura Ingalls Wilder
Rachel Lindsay Greenbush ... Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Sidney Greenbush ... Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Richard Bull ... Nels Oleson
Dean Butler ... Almanzo James Wilder
Jason Bateman ... James Cooper Ingalls
Melissa Francis Melissa Francis ... Cassandra Cooper Ingalls (as Missy Francis)
Wendi Turnbaugh Wendi Turnbaugh ... Grace Ingalls
Brenda Turnbaugh Brenda Turnbaugh ... Grace Ingalls
Kevin Hagen ... Dr. Hiram Baker
Dabbs Greer ... Reverend Robert Alden
Ketty Lester Ketty Lester ... Hester-Sue Terhune
Matthew Labyorteaux ... Albert Quinn Ingalls
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Storyline

Mr. Edwards arrives back to Walnut Grove harboring some disturbing secrets, namely that his marriage was ruined because of his alcoholism. His inability to stay off the bottle nearly destroys his cherished friendship with Charles when he causes an accident that nearly kills Albert. Charles tells Mr. Edwards to leave Walnut Grove and not come back, leaving Almanzo and Laura as his last hope. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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TV-PG
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First and only appearances of fake Grace and fake Carl. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Edwards first shows up in Walnut Grove, he goes to the mill to meet Charles and Almanzo. A jet contrail is clearly visible in the sky in the background. See more »

Quotes

Caroline Ingalls: Why didn't Isaiah take him to a doctor in Sleepy Eye?
Charles Ingalls: Because he was drunk. Because he was drunk and he panicked.
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Grace, not Alice
17 September 2020 | by rdotvflmSee all my reviews

It was Grace that divorced Isaiah Edwards, not Alice...Alice refers to the wife of Jonathan Garvey..


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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1982 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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