The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Conflict 

Grandpa's sister in law is being forced out of their home by a government project. The Waltons go to their land to help defend the homestead. John-Boy is torn between his ideals and the family loyalty.

Director:

Ralph Senensky

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Jeb Rosebrook

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Richard Thomas ... John-Boy Walton
Ralph Waite ... John Walton, Sr.
Michael Learned ... Olivia Walton (as Miss Michael Learned)
Ellen Corby ... Esther Walton
Will Geer ... The Grandfather
Judy Norton ... Mary Ellen Walton
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
Earl Hamner Jr. ... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beulah Bondi ... Martha Corinne Walton
Randolph Dobbs Randolph Dobbs ... Construction Worker
Bill Erwin ... Senator Rogers
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Storyline

Grandpa's sister in law is being forced out of their home by a government project. The Waltons go to their land to help defend the homestead. John-Boy is torn between his ideals and the family loyalty.

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1974 (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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Beulah Bondi and Ellen Corby worked together almost 40 years prior to this episode in Frank Capra's classic, It's a Wonderful Life. Ms. Bondi played Ma Bailey and Ms. Corby played a customer of the Bailey Building and Loan. See more »

Goofs

At the end of this episode, it mentions that Wade became a famous wood carver. In a future episode, The Estrangement, he indicates that he was never able to sell any of the wooden articles. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] When I was growing up on Waltons Mountain, I had a tendency to think of myself and my immediate family as the only Waltons, but that wasn't true, we were part of a great clan. There were other mountains and many other Waltons who lived farther up in the Blue Ridge. They were part of the family whose way had scarcely been touched by the passing of time. We were a family born to share a kinship with the seasons, always gratefully ...
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Soundtracks

On Top Of Old Smokey
Traditional Folk Song
Sung by cast
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