The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Emergence 

Marsha, John-Boy's old girlfriend, returns to sell her family home at the urging of her fiance. Wedding plans end when the fiance realizes the home is in debt. Olivia helps a disadvantaged student get glasses.

Director:

Alf Kjellin

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Hindi Brooks

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Richard Thomas ... John-Boy Walton
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:
Tammi Bula Tammi Bula ... Marcia Woolery
Jan Burrell Jan Burrell ... Mrs. Miller
Damon Douglas Damon Douglas ... Eubank Swanson
Cindy Eilbacher ... Martha Rose Coverdale
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Storyline

Marsha, John-Boy's old girlfriend, returns to sell her family home at the urging of her fiance. Wedding plans end when the fiance realizes the home is in debt. Olivia helps a disadvantaged student get glasses.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1975 (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] In 1935 life on Waltons Mountain began to change. Our activities took us more and more away from home and it was only knowing most of us would all be there again at night that helped us keep the family ties that had always been our strength. To help pay back the money we had borrowed from the bank, my father had taken a job in Norfolk and, when possible, he returned home on week-ends. My mother, under the additional pressures of...
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Soundtracks

I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover
(uncredited)
Music by Harry M. Woods
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
Sung by David W. Harper and Samuel Miller
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