The Waltons (1971–1981)
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John takes on a loan to improve the business and he gets a big order. Grandpa gets sick and cannot help at the mill. John gets sick and cannot do it. The neighbors pull together to help build the new improved mill.

Director:

Ralph Waite

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Joseph Bonaduce

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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
Joe Conley ... Ike Godsey
Earl Hamner Jr. ... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herbert Anderson ... Mr. Bennett
Celia Bonaduce Celia Bonaduce ... Barbara
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Storyline

John takes on a loan to improve the business and he gets a big order. Grandpa gets sick and cannot help at the mill. John gets sick and cannot do it. The neighbors pull together to help build the new improved mill.

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 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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Trivia

Herbert Anderson's final TV role. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] Late in 1935 there came a time of excitement and anticipation on Waltons Mountain. Big things, we felt, were about to happen. Like the rest of the country, we were inching out of the worst of the Depression, and on a single day three of us attempted to take giant steps. I was applying for my first job on a newspaper, my father was attempting to expand his milling operation, and Jason was only a hair's breadth away from winning a...
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