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The Inheritance 

In this episode, Charles receives word of an inheritance from an eccentric uncle. Soon, the whole town is abuzz, eagerly helping the initially reluctant Ingalls family spend the promised ... See full summary »

Director:

William F. Claxton

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
Melissa Sue Anderson ... Mary Ingalls
Rachel Lindsay Greenbush ... Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Sidney Greenbush ... Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Richard Bull ... Nels Oleson
Dabbs Greer ... Reverend Robert Alden
Kevin Hagen ... Dr. Hiram Baker
Katherine MacGregor ... Harriet Oleson
Charlotte Stewart ... Eva Beadle Simms
Karl Swenson ... Lars Hanson
Allan Rich ... Otto Ripley
Michael Prince Michael Prince ... Roger Whitehead
Merlin Olsen ... Jonathan Garvey
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In this episode, Charles receives word of an inheritance from an eccentric uncle. Soon, the whole town is abuzz, eagerly helping the initially reluctant Ingalls family spend the promised money. As the debt rises, so does Charles' discomfiture...until the consequences of the blessing make it feel more like a curse. Written by slllinker

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TV-G
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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1978 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Caroline wouldn't give Charles the trunk because it was a birthday present. He said, "My birthday is not for 3 weeks!" 3 weeks prior to his birthday (January 10) would be Christmas, so she should have given it to him as a Christmas gift. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Garvey: I bought your farm.
Charles Ingalls: I would have felt a lot better if a stranger had bought it, Jonathan.
Jonathan Garvey: I couldn't turn it down, Charles. I only had to pay two cents for it.
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Inheritance
9 June 2019 | by drexmaverickSee all my reviews

I sure wish I could suddenly be blessed with an inheritance from someone I didn't know to expect anything from ...

I don't have any friends now, so there wouldn't be anyone for me to tell. I could go back to somewhere warm and start to have a life ...


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