The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The First Casualty 

GW Haines is in the army. Dies at camp. He left a will, where he left his land to Erin. She is hurt at the loss.

Director:

Harry Harris

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Andy White

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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:
Jean Allison ... Louise Haines
Tom Bower ... Dr. Curtis Willard
Wilford Brimley ... Horace Brimley (as A. Wilford Brimley)
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Storyline

GW Haines is in the army. Dies at camp. He left a will, where he left his land to Erin. She is hurt at the loss.

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funeral | wedding | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1977 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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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 the fall of 1939 the people on Waltons Mountain were becoming increasingly affected by the spreading war in Europe. In our family and others, despite our rural isolation, it was to cause immediate and profound change.
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Soundtracks

God Be With You
(1880)
Words by Jeremiah E. Rankin
Music by William G. Tomer
Sung by crowd at bus stop
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