CTVA US Drama -  "Apple's Way" (Lorimar/CBS)(1974-75) Ronny Cox, Lee McCain

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Apple's Way
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox
references:
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Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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Lorimar Television Production

for
CBS (Sundays 7:30PM ET)
Executive Producer Earl Hamner Jr. & Lee Rich
Created by Earl Hamner Jr.
Produced by Walter Coblenz (season 1)(spring 1974)
Produced by John Furia, Jr. (season 2 (1974-75)

US Drama series 1974-75  28 episodes x 60 min color
Starring:
Ronny Cox as George Apple (father)
Lee McCain as Barbara Apple (mother)
Patti Cohoon as Cathy Apple (daughter)
Frannie Michel as Patricia Apple #1 (daughter)(season 1) (spring 1974)
Kristy McNichol as Patricia Apple #2 (daughter)(season 2) (1974-75)
Vincent Van Patten as Paul Apple (son)
Eric Olson as Steven Apple (son)
Malcolm Atterbury as Grandfather Aldon

Premise:
Tired of the rat race, Los Angeles Architect, George Apple
moves his family to a small town in Iowa. A contemporary
version of the "The Waltons", from the same producers.

Music:
Theme song composed by Morton Stevens
Opening theme can be heard at: http://mythemes.tv/series/appleswa.htm

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CBS Sundays
Produced by Walter Coblenz

1.01 Apple's Way: THE TREE
Lorimar prod. no. 438204
10-Feb-1974 CBS Sun
Written by A.J. Carothers
Directed by Harry Harris
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson
edited by Marjorie Fowler, Gene Fowler, Jr.
music: Morton Stevens
Guest cast:
Leonard Stone ...... Frank Goode
Lew Brown .......... Billy Wilson
Steve Benedict ..... Jamie Ryland
Walter Mathews ..... Lombardy
Richard Bull ....... Mr. Ryland
Billie Bird ........ Lillian
Paul Sorenson ...... Police Chief
Don Matheson ....... First Tree Cutter
Danny Black ........ Second Tree Cutter
Opal Euard ......... Elderly Woman
Jon Locke .......... Reporter
Lucille Benson ..... Lady Artist
Maggie Appel ....... Woman onlooker
******* no synopsis available **********

1.02 Apple's Way: THE MUSICIAN
Lorimar prod. no. 438205
17-Feb-1974 CBS Sun
Written by William Bast
Directed by Harry Harris
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson
edited by Peter Harrison, Gene Fowler, Jr.
music by Morton Stevens
Guest cast:
Richard Bradford
Patsy Garrett
******* no synopsis available **********

1.03 Apple's Way: THE ZOO
Lorimar prod. no. 438209
24-Feb-1974 CBS Sun
Written by Peter S. Beagle
Directed by Nick Webster
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson
edited by Anthony Wollner, Gene Fowler, Jr.
music by Morton Stevens
Guest cast:
Mark Allen ......... Contractor
Thom Carney ........ Harvey, the Customer
Simon Cook ......... Boy
DeForest Covan ..... Bill, the Customer
Bob Gooden ......... Doug Clark
Wayne Heffley ...... Tom, the Customer
Jay Varela ......... Moffat
William Molloy ..... Dr. Sam Davidson
Gary Pagett ........ Dave Hansen
James Jeter ........ Station Owner
Joan Lemmon ........ Woman in Station
Gwen Thomas ........ Woman with Bed
******* no synopsis available **********

1.04 Apple's Way: THE TEACHER
Lorimar prod. no. 438203
03-Mar-1974 CBS Sun
Written by Dale Eunson
Directed by Jack Shea
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson
edited by Alan L. Jaggs, Gene Fowler, Jr.
music by Morton Stevens
Guest cast:
Mark Brown ......... Harry Russell
John Reilly ........ Mr. Shea
Katherine Squire ... Mrs. Perry
Philip Paley ....... Boy with squirrel
******* no synopsis available **********

1.05 Apple's Way: THE MILLER
Lorimar prod. no. 438201
10-Mar-1974 CBS Sun
Written by Max Hodge
directed by Jack Shea
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson
edited by Anthony Wollner & Gene Fowler, Jr.
music by Sandy Courage
Guest cast:
Dorothy Adams ...... Ruth Huston
Janice Carroll ..... Mrs. Watkins
Moosie Drier ....... Craig Carlson
Edith Evanson ...... Mrs. Kistinger
Russ Grieve ........ Remington
Bob Hastings ....... Billy Watson
Kate Riehl ......... Mrs. Ranson
Victoria Risk ...... Mrs. Pearman
Gene Whittington ... Veterinarian
Noble Willingham ... Farmer
Mary Lansing ....... Woman Customer
Gilman Rankin ...... Man on tractor
******* no synopsis available **********

1.06 Apple's Way: THE COACH
Lorimar prod. no. 438212
24-Mar-1974 CBS Sun
Written by George Kirgo
Directed by Murray Golden
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson
edited by Alan L. Jaggs, Gene Fowler, Jr.
music by Morton Stevens
Guest cast:
Vince Howard ....... Marvin Gorham
Perry King ......... Jack Gale
Martin Braddock .... Harold Vinson
Alan Fudge ......... Lew Phipps
Gene Raymond ....... Coach Randy Newell
Vernon Weddle ...... Nelson Heintz
Steve Benedict ..... Jamie Ryland
Stuart Lee ......... Herb
******* no synopsis available **********

1.07 Apple's Way: THE WITNESS
Lorimar prod. no. 438213
31-Mar-1974 CBS Sun
Written by S.A. Long
Directed by Herschel Daugherty
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson
edited by Anthony Wollner, Gene Fowler, Jr.
music by Morton Stevens
Guest cast:
Beah Richards ...... Mrs. Thaxter
Marc Alaimo ........ Worthington
Leon Ames .......... Henshaw
Jan Arvan .......... Herb
Mary Betten ........ Margaret
Richard Bull ....... Mr. Ryland
Bob Gooden ......... Doug Clark
Wayne Heffley ...... Tom
Florence Lake ...... Mrs. Perrin
Herman Poppe ....... Glen
Gary Waynesmith .... Carl
******* no synopsis available **********

1.08 Apple's Way: THE TEMPTATION
Lorimar prod. no. 438208
07-Apr-1974 CBS Sun
Written by Irv Pearlberg
Directed by Herschel Daugherty
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson
edited by Peter Harrison, Gene Fowler, Jr.
music by Morton Stevens
Guest cast:
Peter Mark Richman ..... Dave Benton
Abby Dalton ....... Nancy Benton
Heather Totten .... Joanne Totten
Beverly Hope Atkinson ... Flight Attendant
******* no synopsis available **********

1.09 Apple's Way: THE APPLICANT
Lorimar prod. no. 438214
21-Apr-1974
Written by John McGreevey
Directed by Harry Harris
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson
edited by Peter Harrison, Gene Fowler, Jr.
music by Morton Stevens
Guest cast:
Al Able ............ Dick Sweeny
Sierra Bandit ...... Alice
Edward Colmans ..... Weikart
Jerry Dexter ....... Harold
Eduard Franz ....... H.J. Swanson
Tony Huston ........ Man at Perfume Counter
Bobbie Jordan ...... Ruth
Ted Jordan ......... Ed Peyser
Barbara G. Litsky .. Janet
Victoria Risk ...... Mrs. Pearman
Sheila Rogers ...... Defiant Woman
Shawn Shea ......... Secretary
Amzie Strickland ... Mrs. Moore
Cal Wilson ......... Chuck
Ben Young .......... Bill
******* no synopsis available **********

1.10 Apple's Way: THE PEN PAL
Lorimar prod. no. 438215
28-Apr-1974 CBS Sun
Written by Irv Pearlberg
Directed by Murray Golden
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson
edited by Anthony Wollner, Gene Fowler, Jr.
music by Alexander Courage
Guest cast:
Vince Howard ....... Mervin Gorham
Leslie S. Sachs .... Judy
Keith Rogers ....... MissJohnson
Jacques Aubuchon ... Stavros
Joan Benedict ...... Mrs. Knowles
Steve Benedict ..... Jamie Ryland
Eunice Christopher.. Irene
Olan Soule ......... Mr. Ludwig
Karl Swenson ....... Dr. Knowles
Arthur Koulias ..... Father
John Lupton ........ Tennis Coach
******* no synopsis available **********

1.11 Apple's Way: THE ACCIDENT
Lorimar prod. no. 438218
05-May-1974 CBS Sun
Written by Emily Shoemaker
directed by Harry Harris
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson
edited by Bill Mosher, Gene Fowler, Jr.
music by Morton Stevens
Guest cast:
Andrew Stevens ..... Richard Graham
Jack Bailey ........ Kilkenny
Todd Lookinland .... Jeremy
Percy Rodriguez .... Commissioner Parks
Morgan Upton ....... Dr. Drummond
Sarina C. Grant .... Miss Grey
Virginia Gregg ..... Mrs. McDougal
Victor Kilian ...... Simmons
Kathrine Baumann ... Nurse
Bill Catching ...... Pedestrian
Tony Huston ........ Man
Synopsis:
Apple's fight to have a traffic signal installed at a dangerous corner
turns into a personal crusade after his own son is seriously injured
by a speeding car. [RF]

1.12 Apple's Way: THE FAIR
Lorimar prod. no. 438216
12-May-1974 CBS Sun
Written by - NOT KNOWN
Directed by - NOT KNOWN
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson;
edited by Peter Harrison, Gene Fowler, Jr.
Music: Morton Stevens
******* no synopsis available **********

1.13 Apple's Way: THE LAMB
Lorimar prod. no. 438217
19-May-1974 CBS Sun
Written by Kathleen Hite
Directed by - NOT KNOWN
director of photography: Meredith Nicholson
edited by Samuel E. Beetley, Gene Fowler, Jr.
music by Sandy Courage
Guest cast:
Van Williams ....... Ritchie Case
Leif Garrett ....... Harold Pearson
Millie Perkins ..... Mary Case
Norman Andrews ..... Charlie Douty
Jimmy Putman ....... Eddie
******* no synopsis available **********

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CBS Sundays 7:30 PM Eastern
Produced by John Furia, Jr.
15 episodes

2.01 [14] Apple's Way: THE TORNADO (aka The Storm)
Lorimar prod. no. 438210
15-Sep-1974 CBS Sun
Story by John Kingsbridge; Teleplay by Joseph Bonaduce and John Kingsbridge
Directed by Marc Daniels
director of photography: Richard L. Rawlings
edited by Dick Wormell, Gene Fowler, Jr.
music by Arthur Morton
******* no synopsis available **********

2.02 [15] Apple's Way: THE CIRCUS
Lorimar prod. no. 438222
22-Sep-1974
Written by Austin Kalish & Irma Kalish
Directed by Marc Daniels
director of photography: Richard L. Rawlings
edited by Anthony Wollner, Gene Fowler, Jr.
music: Arthur Morton
Guest cast:
Parley Baer ......... Mr. Alfredd
Mary Fran ........... Claudine Delacorte
Alan Fudge .......... Lou Phipps
Claudia Lamb ........ Jenny
Neva Patterson ...... Mrs. Brown
Marshall Reed ....... First Man
Jerry Modine ........ Second Man
******* no synopsis available **********

2.03 [16] Apple's Way: THE FRIEND
Lorimar prod. no. 438227
29-Sep-1974 CBS Sun
Written by Lan O'Kun
Directed by Hal Cooper
director of photography: Richard L. Rawlings
edited by Anthony Wollner, Gene Fowler, Jr.
music by Arthur Morton
Guest cast:
Jordan Gerler ....... Robbie
Paul Kent ........... Mr. Thomas
Judy Lewis .......... Mrs. Thomas
Byron Morrow ........ Dr. Jamison
Lew Brown ........... James Ryland
******* no synopsis available **********

2.04 [17] Apple's Way: THE RETURNING
Lorimar prod. no. 438230
06-Oct-1974 CBS Sun
Written by David Moessinger
Directed by David Moessinger
director of photography: Richard L. Rawlings;
edited by Anthony Wollner, Gene Fowler, Jr.
Music by Arthur Morton
Guest cast:
John David Carson ... Ben Haggerty
James Gavin ......... Toby Coulter
******* no synopsis available **********

2.05 [18] Apple's Way: THE FIRST LOVE (a.k.a. - "The Awakening")
Lorimar prod. no. 438229
13-Oct-1974 CBS Sun
Script by Don Appell.
Directed by - NOT KNOWN
Guest cast:
Farrah Fawcett ...... Jane Huston
Steve Benedict ...... Jamie Ryland
Lisa Eilbacher ...... Gloria
Lenka Peterson ...... Aunt Carol
******* no synopsis available **********

2.06 [19] Apple's Way: THE ENGAGEMENT
Lorimar prod. no. 438221
20-Oct-1974 CBS Sun
Written by William Bast
Directed by James Sheldon
director of photography: Richard L. Rawlings
edited by Dick Wormell, Gene Fowler,Jr.
music by Arthur Morton
Guest cast:
Shirley Mitchell .... Dora Compton
Jack Banning ........ Lewis Compton
Steve Benedict ...... Jamie Ryland
Stephen Liss ........ Dave Simms
Geri Reischl ........ Jan Cooper
Linda Watkins ....... Martha Olney
Lew Brown ........... James Ryland
******* no synopsis available **********

2.07 [20] Apple's Way: THE CANDY DRIVE
Lorimar prod. no. 438231
27-Oct-1974 CBS Sun
Written by Hindi Brooks
Directed by Marc Daniels
director of photography: Richard L. Rawlings
edited by Joe Gluck & Gene Fowler, Jr.
music by Arthur Morton

******* no synopsis available **********

2.08 [21] Apple's Way: THE WINNING SEASON
Lorimar prod. no. 438232
10-Nov-1974 CBS Sun
Written by Jim McGinn
directed by Alexander Singer
director of photography: Richard L. Rawlings
edited by Anthony Wollner & Gene Fowler, Jr.
music: Arthur Morton
Guest cast:
Karen Purcil ........ Colleen Rogers
Gordon Jump ......... Coach Olsen
Mike McHenry ........ Tiny Tim Kelly
Herbert Nelson ...... Hank Nevius
Chad States ......... Al Able
Robert Symonds ...... Dr. Beck
Lew Brown ........... James Ryland
******* no synopsis available **********

2.09 [22] Apple's Way: THE FLAG
Lorimar prod. no. 438235
17-Nov-1974 CBS Sun
Written by Joseph Bonaduce
directed by David Moessinger
director of photography: Richard L. Rawlings
edited by Joe Gluck & Gene Fowler, Jr.
music by Arthur Morton
Guest cast:
Valerie Bertinelli .. Peggy
Pamelyn Ferdin ...... Sally
Sandy Kenyon ........ Al Werner
Luana Anders ........ Mrs. Bannerman
Lew Brown ........... James Ryland
Michael Goodrow ..... Leo
Ty Henderson ........ Eddie
Stephen R. Hudis .... Chuck
Kate Sarchet ........ Regina
Nicolas Beauvy ...... CIA Student
James Chandler ...... Police Chief
******* no synopsis available **********

2.10 [23] Apple's Way: THE REAL THANKSGIVING
Lorimar prod. no. 438245
24-Nov-1974 CBS Sun
Teleplay by Worley Thorne & Joseph Bonaduce
Story by John McGreevey;
(on script--participating writers:
John McGreevey, Worley Thorne, Joseph Bonaduce & John Furia, Jr.);
Directed by Jack Shea
director of photography: Richard L. Rawlings
edited by Dick Wormell & Gene Fowler, Jr.
music: Arthur Morton
Guest cast:
John Lupton ......... Mr. Reid
******* no synopsis available **********

2.11 [24] Apple's Way: THE APPRENTICE
Lorimar prod. no. 438224
01-Dec-1974 CBS Sun
Written by Gene Thompson
Directed by David Moessinger
director of photography: Richard L. Rawlings
edited by Joe Gluck, Gene Fowler, Jr.
music by Arthur Morton
******* no synopsis available **********

2.12 [25] Apple's Way: THE OUTSIDERS (aka Fathers and Sons)
Lorimar prod. no. 438211
15-Dec-1974 CBS Sun
Written by Joseph Bonaduce
Directed by Ivan Dixon
director of photography: Richard L. Rawlings
edited by Dick Wormell, Gene Fowler,Jr.
music: Arthur Morton
Guest cast:
Norman Alden ........ Don Slater
Gerald Hiken ........ Lloyd Randolph
Joel Fluellen ....... Rev. Lowell
Alex Henteloff ...... Rabbi Golden
Robert Palmer ....... Dr. Gibney
Wallace Rooney ...... Father Finnegan
Mark Wheeler ........ Wade
James Chandler ...... Police Chief
Booth Colman ........ Mayor
******* no synopsis available **********

2.13 [26] Apple's Way: THE CHRISTMAS PARTY (aka The Still Life)
Lorimar prod. no. 438226
22-Dec-1974 CBS Sun
Written by Lan O'Kun
Directed by Richard Bennett
director of photography: Richard L. Rawlings
edited by Anthony Wollner, Gene Fowler, Jr.
music by Arthur Morton
Guest cast:
Frank de Kova ....... Connie Demarco
Hal K. Dawson ....... Cavanaugh
Charles Seel ........ MacPherson
Queenie Smith ....... Cora
Victor Killian ...... Albert
Florence Lake ....... Ida
Sue Carlton ......... Mrs. Lindstrom
Morgan Farley ....... Phelps
Merie Earle ......... Meg
Synopsis:
As the holiday season approaches Apple's father becomes increasingly
depressed about his advancing age. [RF]

2.14 [27] Apple's Way: THE OUTING
Lorimar prod. no. 438206
05-Jan-1975 CBS Sun
Teleplay by Worley Thorne
Story by Richard Fielder & Worley Thorne
Directed by Edward Abroms
director of photography: Richard L. Rawlings
edited by Dick Wormell, Gene Fowler, Jr.
music: Arthur Morton
Guest cast:
Eileen McDonough .... Dory Brian

2.15 [28] Apple's Way: THE PRICE
Lorimar prod. no. 438234
Written by - NOT KNOWN
Directed by - NOT KNOWN
12-Jan-1975 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Greg Mullavy
******* no synopsis available **********

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