CTVA US Drama - "The Waltons" Season 1 (1972-73)

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Season 1 (1972-73)
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[--] THE HOMECOMING: A CHRISTMAS STORY (Pilot)
19-Dec-1971
Written by
Directed by Fielder Cook
Guest star:
Patricia Neal (Olivia Walton),
Edgar Bergen (Grandpa Zebulon Walton),
Dorothy Stickney (Emily Baldwin),
Josephine Hutchinson (Mamie Baldwin),
William Windom (Charlie Snead),
Andrew Duggan (John Walton),
Woodrow Parfrey (Ike Godsey),
David Huddleston (Sheriff Bridges),
Sally Chamberlin (City Lady),
Donald Livingston (Claudie Dooley),
Ellen Corby (Grandma Esther Walton),
Betty Carter,
Kent Jones,
Robert Bingley,
Rodney Bingley,
Margie Williams,
Clarence Hanley
Synopsis:
It is 1933, during the Depression, and being Christmas Eve, the Walton family are in the midst of their Christmas
preparations and hoping to celebrate it together. The problem is that there are many events which seem to prevent
John Walton (Daddy) from arriving home to share this Christmas with his family. The majority of the film then, has Olivia
wishing and hoping that he will make it home, the children rushing to the door to see if the noises they hear are their
Daddy, and John-Boy heading out into the snowy night to try to find him. Eventually Daddy walks through the door, and
the first Walton Christmas"miracle" has occurred. We are also introduced to the little old ladies, the Baldwin sisters,
the makers of bootleg whisky, a venture that doesn't go down at all well with Olivia. We learn that John-Boy writes
down all his secret thoughts, but tries to keep this from his parents, especially his father. He wants to go to
University but feels that there is no way that his family would be able to manage this. The surprise for John-Boy comes,
though, when his father comes home with a special present for him: packs of writing paper.

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CBS Thursdays 8:00 PM Eastern
Produced by Robert L. Jacks

1.1 [--] The Waltons: THE FOUNDLING
<prod.> no. 186303 / 14-Sept-1972
Produced by Robert L. Jacks
Written by John McGreevey
Directed by Vincent Sherman
Guest star:
Robert Schoenhut (Bystander),
Richard Kelton (Anson Collier),
Erica Hunton (Holly Collier),
Charlotte Stewart (Ruth Collier),
Joe Conley (Ike Godsey),
John Crawford (Sheriff Ep Bridges),
Tammi Bula (Marcia Woolery)
G.J. Mitchell .... Dr. Don Holloway
Synopsis 1:
When a young girl is left on the doorstep of the Walton's home, they take her in. Not Before learning she is deaf
after taking her to the doctor. One night while the Walton family listen to the radio John boy takes matters into
his own hands when Holly (the deaf girl) runs up to her room crying. He teaches her sign language...or really
Sign spelling! This new skill comes in handy when the youngest of the Walton family gets locked by accident in
a box in the Haunted House, which later turns out to be the house of which Holly lives!
Synopsis 2:
A small deaf girl is abandoned at the Walton home. They lovingly care for her and teach her sign language,
but their attention causes a crisis for Elizabeth.

1.2 [--] The Waltons: THE CARNIVAL
<prod.> no. 186305 / 21-Sept-1972
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Written by Nigel McKeand; Directed by Alf Kjellin
Guest star:
Gino Conforti (Pete Harris),
Billy Barty (Tommy),
Barbara Davis (Belle),
John Harper (OR Kelwood Garwood?) (Marco),
John Crawford (Sheriff Bridges),
Cindy Eilbacher (Martha Rose Coverdale)(recurring)
Arthur Peterson (Homer),
Jay Ripley (Sam Holden)
Synopsis:
A Carnival troupe comes to Walton's Mountain. When the manager absconds with the money, four members are stranded
at the Walton house. They thank the Waltons with a private performance.

1.3 [--] The Waltons: THE CALF
<prod.> no. 186307 / 28-Sept-1972
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Written by Jim Byrnes; Directed by Harry Harris
Guest star:
Leonard Stone .... George Anderson
Synopsis:
The Family cow, Chance, gives birth to a healthy calf, but John announces that it must be sold to make ends meet.
Elizabeth and Jim Bob hide the Calf to save it. John relents and the family keeps the calf.

1.4 [--] The Waltons: THE HUNT
5-Oct-1972
Produced by Robert L. Jacks
Written by John McGreevey
Directed by Robert Butler
Guest Cast:
Cindy Eilbacher ....... Martha Rose Coverdale (recurring)
James Nusser .......... Jake the Junkman
Tom Peters ............ Charlie Sneed
Theodore Wilson ....... Hatchthorne Dooley
Synopsis:
John Boy prepares to go on his first hunt and distress over taking an animals life. During the hunt he saves John's
life from an attacking bear. Meanwhile Mary Ellen debates over a new dress or a baseball mitt.

1.5 [--] The Waltons: THE TYPEWRITER
12-Oct-1972
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest Cast:
Elizabeth Harrower .... Office Supervisor
John Hawker .... Janitor
Harry Hickox .... Junkyard Owner
Robert Shayne .... Clerk
Synops:
John Boy borrows an antique typewriter from the Baldwin sisters so he can send a story to a magazine.
Mary Ellen mistakenly sells it to a junk man, but through diligence, gets it bake for her brother.

1.6 [--] The Waltons: THE STAR
19-Oct-1972
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Alf Kjellin
Guest Cast:
Jack Collins .... Col. Henderson
Cindy Fisher .... Nancy
Jill Giraldi .... Melanie
Peter Haas .... Mark
Byron Morrow .... Dr. Shackleford
Iggie Wolfington .... Polonius Baldwin
When a meteorite falls on the Baldwin's house, Zeb believes his time has come. The Baldwin sistes are hoaxed
by their cousin until Zeb and John come to the rescue.

1.7 [--] The Waltons: THE SINNER
26-Oct-1972
<prod.> no. 186313
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Written by John Furia, Jr.; Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest star:
Collin Wilcox-Horne ... Reverend Ethel Prisson
John Ritter............ Reverand Matthew Fordwick
Synopsis:
The Reverend Matthew Fordwick comes to Walton's Mountain and upsets the family with his strict and forceful
preaching. He innocently samples "the recipe," and John helps him to be accepted within the community

1.8 [--] The Waltons: THE BOY FROM THE CCC
<prod.> no. 186314 / 2-Nov-1972
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Written by William Welch; Directed by Harry Harris
Guest Cast:
Michael Rupert .... Gino
Synopsis:
Gino, a boy from the slums of New York City runs away from a CCC Camp and learns about trust and love from the Waltons

1.9 [--] The Waltons: THE CEREMONY
<prod.> no. 186312 / 9-Nov-1972
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Written by Nigel McKeand; Directed by Vincent Sherman
Guest Casrt:
Ellen Geer .... Eva Mann
Saul Silverman .... Rabbi
Radames Pera .... Paul Mann
Noah Keen .... Professor Mann
Synopsis:
A Jewish family, escaping refugees from Nazi Germany, come to Waltons Mountain for safety. Their 13 year old son
loses respect for his father in the son's attempt to maintain his religious beliefs and practices.

1.10 [--] The Waltons: THE LEGEND
<prod.> no. 186316 / 16-Nov-1972
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Written by John McGreevey; Directed by Lee Philips
Guest Cast:
James Antonio .......... Tip Harrison
Synopsis:
John's old army buddy,Tip Harrison, tries to cover his lack of
success with childish actions and comments culminating in an
accidental fire and the shooting of Reckless, the family dog.

1.11 [--] The Waltons: THE LITERARY MAN
<prod.> no. 186315 / 30-Nov-1972
Produced by Robert L. Jacks
Written by Colley Cibber
Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest star:
Victor Izay as Dr. Matthew Vance (recurring)
Judy Norton (Mary-Ellen),
Jon Walmsley (Jason),
Mary Elizabeth McDonough (Erin),
Eric Scott (Ben),
David Harper (Jim-Bob),
Kami Cotler (Elizabeth),
David Huddleston (A. J. Covington),
Joe Conley (Ike Godsey),
John Crawford (Sheriff Bridges)
Synopsis:
John-Boy's truck breaks down and he meets the author, A.J. Covington. John-Boy
jeopardizes a timber contract badly needed by the family.

1.12 [--] The Waltons: THE DUST BOWL
<prod.> no. 186308 / 7-Dec-1972
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Written by Paul Savage; Directed by Robert Butler
Guest Cast:
Ken Wolger .... Job Denby
Warren Vanders .... Ham Denby
Jay MacIntosh .... Cora Denby
Synopsis:
The Walton's distant cousins arrive on the mountain and immediately upset
everyone's life by their shiftless dishonest ways

1.13 [--] The Waltons: THE REUNION
<prod.> no. 186302 / 14-Dec-1972
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Jack Shea
Guest Cast:
Denver Pyle .... Cousin Homer Lee
Adele Claire .... Daisy Burgess
Iler Ramussen .... Frank Winston
Synopsis:
The Baldwin sisters and The Recipe play a pivotal role in this story involving
their unscrupulous scheming Homer Lee Baldwin

1.14 [--] The Waltons: THE MINSTREL
<prod.> no. 186319 / 21-Dec-1972
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest Cast:
Cordic J. Cordic .... Mr. Pickett
Peter Hooten .... Jamie
Synopsis:
Mary Ellen meets a traveling troubadour, Jamie, and neglects her responsibilities
of helping pick fruit.

1.15 [--] The Waltons: THE ACTRESS
<prod.> no. 186317 / 4-Jan-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Vincent Sherman
Guest Cast:
Pippa Scott .... Alvira Drummond
Dorothy Neumann .... Fanny Tatum (recurring)
Ray Sutton .... Rex McKay
Synopsis:
When her car breaks down, the famous extravagant actress, Alvira Drummond, finds herself stranded on Waltons
Mountain. The Children, especially Mary Ellen, are fascinated by her "Hollywood" ways.

1.16 [--] The Waltons: THE FIRE
<prod.> no. 186310 / 11-Jan-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Harry Harris
Guest Cast:
Richard Bradford .... Lutie Bascomb
Laurie Prange .... Lois May Bascomb
Lisa Eilbacher .... Jeanette
Scott McCartor .... Beaumont
Mark Montgomery .... Addison
Theodore Wilson .... Hawthorne Dooley
Nancy Jeris .... Mother
Synopsis:
A young girl's father objects to Miss Hunter's teaching Evolution. Durning a
drunken rage he burns down the school and is killed in the fire.

1.17 [--] The Waltons: THE LOVE STORY
<prod.> no. 186304 / 18-Jan-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Lee Philips
Guest Cast:
Sian Barbara Allen .... Jenny Pendleton
Byron Morrow .... Doc Shackleford
Gordon Rigsby .... Dave Pendleton
Diane Shalet .... Eula Pendleton
Synopsis:
John Boy falls in love with Jenny Pendleton who returns to Walton's Mountain. Jenny's father and new step-mother
follow her to the mountain. Her father is killed in an auto accident and Jenny returns home with her step mother.
John-Boy suffer his first lost love.

1.18 [--] The Waltons: THE COURTSHIP
<prod.> no. 186321 / 25-Jan-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Harry Harris
Guest Cast:
Eduard Franz .... Cody Nelson
Danna Hansen .... Cordelia Hunnicut
Synopsis:
Olivia's uncle Cody Nelson comes to visit with the Waltons and finds love with a woman who has been divorced four times

1.19 [--] The Waltons: THE GYPSIES
<prod.> no. 186318 / 1-Feb-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Harry Harris
Guest Cast:
Gregory Sierra .... Volta
Celia Lovsky .... Zena
Victor Argo .... Zvelei
William Bramley .... Matt Beckwith
Karen Kondan .... Franzia
Barry Miller .... Craska
Synopsis:
A gypsy family is stranded, but the leader refuses to accept help from the
Waltons. His pride almost costs the life of his baby son.

1.20 [--] The Waltons: THE DEED
<prod.> no. 186311 / 8-Feb-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Vincent Sherman
Guest Cast:
Garry Walberg .... Mr. Guffy
Lew Brown .... Mr. Tinker
Randall Carver .... Monty Vandenberg
Shirley O'Hara .... Mrs. Vandenberg
Robert Karnes .... Mr. Moffatt
Jenny Sullivan .... Cissy Brubaker
Stan Brown .... Ringside Announcer
Russ Grieve .... Police Sargeant
Seamon Glass .... Bartender
Bob Stephens .... Robber #1
Bob Bralver .... Robber #2
Synopsis:
It seems that the Waltons never officially registered the deed to Waltons Mountain. In order to help pay the
legal fees, John-Boy leaves home for a job in the city. He meets new friends, gets mugged and earns a reward
to help the family keep their home

1.21 [--] The Waltons: THE SCHOLAR
<prod.> no. 186320 / 22-Feb-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Lee Philips
Written by John McGreevey (Emmy AWard for this story)
Guest Cast:
Kerry MacLane .... Henry
Royce Wallace .... Alice
Synopsis:
A neighbor lady, Verdie Grant, ask John-Boy to teach her to read and write. He agrees to teach her as he helps
Elizabeth. Things go wrong, however, and feelings get hurt.

1.22 [--] The Waltons: THE BICYCLE
1-Mar-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Alf Kjellin
Guest Cast:
Ned Beatty .... Curtis Norton
Lou Frizzell .... Everett Cooper
Ivy Jones .... Ann Harris
Kathleen O'Malley .... Sarah Tyler
Ruth Warshawsky .... Martha Sheffield
Patsy Garrett .... Lady
Synopsis:
Local blacksmith, Curtis Norton, has John-Boy write letters to his bride-to-be. When she arrives on Walton's Mountain,
life and Curtis are much different than she expected. Meanwhile, Olivia is feeling new pangs for freedom and something
"different" in her life

1.23 [--] The Waltons: THE TOWNIE
8-Mar-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Written by Richard Fielder; Directed by Jack Shea
Guest star:
Sissy Spacek (Sarah Jane Simmonds),
Nicholas Hammond (Theodore Albert Claypool Jr.),
Allyn Ann McLerie (Widow (Mrs. Maybelle) Simmons),
John Myhers (Theodore Claypool),
Bill McLean (Mr. Purdy),
Kelly Yagerman (Amanda),
Mike H. McGaughy (Homer)
Synopsis
John-Boy's friend, Sarah, sees him as a way to escape her "trapped" life
with her demanding mother. When John-Boy rejects her advances, she runs
off and plans to elope with a townie.

1.24 [--] The Waltons: THE EASTER STORY (2 hour episode)
prod. no. 186325 / 19-Apr-1973
Produced by Robert L. Jacks; Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest Cast:
Joe Frank Carollo .... Tom
Don Collier .... Dr. Miller
Victor Izay .... Dr. Matthew Vance (recurring)
Ann Carol Pearson .... Admissions Clerk
Joseph Bernard
The entire family suffers a crisis when Olivia is stricken with polio. Dr. Vance prescribes the accepted treatment,
but Olivia does not get better. John-Boy learns of a new treatment practiced by Sister Kenny and the family tries
it to success in time for the Easter service.

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