The Waltons

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Enduring another year of the Depression, the Waltons know that love is the best weapon against the hardships of life. In the second season, Thanksgiving joy turns to worry as John-Boy (Richard Thomas) suffers a head injury. Later, he makes the family proud as he graduates from high school. Plus, a corporation wants to buy Walton's Mountain. Sissy Spacek, John Ritter and Ron Howard guest star.
Starring
Richard ThomasRalph WaiteMichael Learned
Genres
DramaKidsRomance
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. The Journey
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    September 12, 1973
    50min
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    John-Boy sacrifices a date with the girl of his dreams to escort an elderly woman on the last and most important journey of her life: a return trip to the sea.
  2. 2. The Odyssey
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    September 19, 1973
    50min
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    Trying to write a short story, John-Boy leaves home for a short time to seek privacy but finds himself in the awkward position of having to deliver a baby.
  3. 3. The Separation
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    September 26, 1973
    50min
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    The Walton family has a monetary crisis, causing a grave misunderstanding that leads Grandpa to take Grandma and leave the family.
  4. 4. The Theft
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    October 3, 1973
    50min
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    The integrity and pride of the Waltons is severely challenged when the head of a seemingly well-to-do, fashionable family accuses John Walton of being a thief.
  5. 5. The Roots
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    October 10, 1973
    50min
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    When a migrant worker and his son come to Walton's mountain for work, the boy enjoys the Walton's family life so much that he strives to convince his father to stop roaming.
  6. 6. The Chicken Thief
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    October 17, 1973
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    John-Boy faces a tough decision when he discovers a friend stealing chickens from a farmer who is shot by a thief the following night.
  7. 7. The Prize
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    October 24, 1973
    50min
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    Olivia Walton must consider "what might have been" when one of her childhood suitors comes home as a wealthy, successful politician ... still attracted to the girl who turned him down.
  8. 8. The Braggart
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    October 31, 1973
    50min
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    John Walton is asked to negotiate a professional baseball contract for a teenage orphan boy who pays a return visit to the Waltons, the only family he has ever known.
  9. 9. The Fawn
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    November 7, 1973
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    Erin nurses an ophaned fawn, while John-Boy takes a job as a rent-collector for a hated landlord.
  10. 10. The Thanksgiving Story Part 1/ The Thanksgiving Story Part 2
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    November 14, 1973
    1 h 39 min
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    The anticipated joy of Thanksgiving turns to sorrow for the Walton family when John-Boy suffers a head injury that prevents him from taking his college scholarship examination.
  11. 11. The Substitute
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    November 21, 1973
    50min
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    A substitute teacher creates havoc among her young charges until she begins to learn some of the facts of life from the Waltons.
  12. 12. The Bequest
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    November 28, 1973
    50min
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    Grandma Walton inherits $250 and with it a host of problems.
  13. 13. The Air Mail Man
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    December 12, 1973
    50min
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    Olivia's surprise birthday party is attended by two unexpected guests when a United States Airmail plane makes an emergency landing in the Waltons' meadow--and Olivia is treated to her first ride in an airplane.
  14. 14. The Triangle
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    December 19, 1973
    50min
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    John-Boy jealously competes for the attentions of his favorite schoolteacher against Reverend Fordwick.
  15. 15. The Awakening
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    January 2, 1974
    50min
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    The limitations of age are sharp to both Grandma, on the eve of her 68th birthday, and to a 14-year-old Mary Ellen in love with a college boy.
  16. 16. The Honeymoon
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    January 9, 1974
    50min
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    A weary Olivia embarks on a one-woman "sit-down" strike, prompting her husband to take her on a belated honeymoon--after 19 years of marriage. John-Boy is hesitant to allow his relationship with Marcia to become serious.
  17. 17. The Heritage
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    January 16, 1974
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    The Walton family heritage is threatened when a corporation offers John a modest fortune to sell the mountain and John-Boy objects strenuously.
  18. 18. The Gift
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    January 23, 1974
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    Jason Walton faces one of life's most difficult lessons when he learns that his close friend is suffering from a terminal illness and has only a year to live.
  19. 19. The Cradle
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    January 30, 1974
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    Olivia Walton surprises her family when she announces that she intends to earn extra money as a door-to-door saleslady and then has to give it up when she discovers she's pregnant.
  20. 20. The Fulfillment
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    February 6, 1974
    50min
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    Through the Waltons, an eight-year-old orphan boy finds a home.
  21. 21. The Ghost Story
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    February 13, 1974
    50min
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    Curiosity over a Ouija Board and the memory of an unexplained phenomenon that Olivia experienced after the death of a childhood friend create an eerie scene in the Walton household.
  22. 22. The Graduation
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    February 20, 1974
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    The Walton family is so proud of the eldest son, John-Boy, graduating from high school, that everyone sacrifices to buy him a new suit for the commencement ceremony.
  23. 23. The Five Foot Shelf
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    March 6, 1974
    50min
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    A desperate and despondent book salesman takes Olivia Walton's money under false pretenses in order to bring a little joy to his own daughter.
  24. 24. The Car
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    March 13, 1974
    50min
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    Needing transportation to college, John-Boy agrees to work for a local man in exchange for his car. But though John-Boy does the work, the man refuses to part with the vehicle.

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Directors
Harry HarrisPhilip LeacockLawrence DobkinRalph WaiteGwen ArnerRalph SenenskyHarvey S. LaidmanAlf KjellinWalter AlzmannJack Shea
Supporting actors
Will GeerEllen CorbyJudy NortonJon WalmsleyMary Elizabeth McDonoughEric ScottDavid W. HarperKami CotlerJoe ConleyEarl Hamner
Producers
Not Specified
Season year
1974
Content advisory
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4.9 out of 5 stars

1273 global ratings

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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on October 13, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wholesome, wonderful, Inspirational Watching!!
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This series is just right for families to watch and people tike me who enjoy episodes that come out with good message and good feelings.. There are no obscene scenes, no foul language, the family is a loving, normal life of a large family in the worst of times, hard working, facing times of no money, no grandiose illusions. This family was caring for one another helping others when they could, and encouraging others to make the better choices. Lessons we all can benefit from, this life is not “all about me”. it is not about getting rich, it is about living love, respecting God and learning to live in obedience to the law, and enjoying doing the right thing and holding others to that same standard. Building up, Encouraging , and helping each other grow to be the best person you can be. Great lessons!
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Darlene from KansasReviewed in the United States on June 20, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Waltons
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This show was and is "magical" in every way....the stories, the cast, the programming. People say it is "sappie"...maybe, but who would not like to have a happy marriage, a peaceful, pleasant home, and children that are obedient, well mannered, and become productive adults....in any age? There is much to be gleaned from these stories, and even the various actor's portraying the characters of these stories had their lives changed by simply taking on the roles they did. I LOVE watching these old films over and over again, because they have much to teach in this day and age where even simple civility is questioned!

Product arrived in excellent condition and in a timely manner!
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DawnReviewed in the United States on March 10, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
ACCENT of Southwest Virginia
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Both of my parents grew up during the same time, same area of Virginia; my father just about 10-15 miles from the Hamner home, with an identical lifestyle. Of all the Actors, Miss Michael Learned's is the most accurate; the way she rounds out all of her vowels is spot on- I remember being small, and thinking that they sounded sort of British. A few years ago, working in Maryland as a critical care nurse, I covered a patient for a few minutes for a co-worker, and after talking to the elderly gentleman for a few minutes, I finally asked him if he was from southwest Virginia; not only was he from my mother's hometown, but he used to know my grandparents.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on April 6, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great family movie to watch
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No cussing! Love it, no woke bs to have to turn off.
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C. ParkerReviewed in the United States on January 29, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love the Waltons
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My grandmother introduced me to the Waltons back during the 70s, while the seasons were first aired, and I liked it. While I think the "Good Night" scenes at the end of each episode are a bit corny, I especially like the grandmother Ellen Corby, and her strong temper. She's the star of the show IMO, with grandpa not too far behind. Each episode is another story from the depression times in Virginia, mostly involving the family and community. And they are interesting. I also recommend watching the Homecoming, which is a Christmas story that inspired the series. It's hard to pick a favorite episode, but if I had to it would be "The First Day", John Boy's first day at college. And "The Car " when John boy works for his first car.
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WantstoknowReviewed in the United States on January 15, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Waltons, ongoing enjoyment.
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I gave the first Season of the Waltons to my Sister for her B'day after bringing up the fact I watched the reruns on TV and since she has no TV and her reaction was that she remembered the early episodes from years ago and enjoyed them, so I thought I'd start slowly giving her each Season.
When the Holidays came, she got Season 2. Getting 26 episodes per season gives a person much viewing time and eventually she will have all of them.
She was pleased to find herself with a gift of the 2nd Season, so I know the 3rd will please her also.

The Waltons are wholesome viewing and for those of us who remember them from years back, it is doubly fun to touch base with them again.

Price was right also.
D SchneiderReviewed in the United States on September 17, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Waltons
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My "go-to" program when I need to feel the love of a tv family! Wonderful having this program on my Kindle. Plus I watch on tv. Seamless ordering from Amazon, my favorite place to shop for everything. I order items weekly! NO MORE mall shopping, dealing with traffic, and rude clerks.
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PGLReviewed in the United States on August 3, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
More Classic Waltons
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I have to admit, I've always been a fan of the early episodes of the Waltons, especially the first three or so seasons. I still find the characters to be finely drawn, the plots simple but effective, and especially the adult roles to be marvellously played. The early shows are touching without ever descending into bathos or sentimentality. Some have great resonance and power. The lean Depression years are carefully reconstructed. Among the actors, Michael Learned, Ralph Waite, the great Ellen Corby and Will Geer are all outstanding. And Richard Thomas is beyond praise. A reminder of when television was not afraid to convey simple, rather than simplistic, truths.
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