The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Anniversary 

John and Olivia celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. Mary Ellen and Curtis begin to feel the stain of separation due to the war.

Director:

Walter Alzmann

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Claire Whitaker | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Ralph Waite ... John Walton, Sr.
Michael Learned ... Olivia Walton
Will Geer ... The Grandfather
Judy Norton ... Mary Ellen Walton (as Judy Norton-Taylor)
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
Ronnie Claire Edwards ... Corabeth Godsey
Earl Hamner Jr. ... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Bower ... Dr. Curtis Willard
John Perryman John Perryman ... Telephone Serviceman
Marshall Reed Marshall Reed ... John Curtis Willard
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Storyline

John and Olivia celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. Mary Ellen and Curtis begin to feel the stain of separation due to the war.

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1978 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] Between two people in a good marriage there develops a kind of silent communication. Each knows what to expect of the other, when to offer strength, where to step lightly. It is this kind of predictability that makes the occasional surprise shine all the brighter in memory. As my parents' Silver Anniversary approached, my father was to reveal a side of his nature that years of hard work and sacrifice had kept secret, and in ...
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As Time Goes By
Written by Herman Hupfeld
Performed by Jon Walmsley and cast
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