The Waltons - The Complete Fifth Season

The Waltons - The Complete Fifth Season

Director: Harry Harris, Harvey Laidman, Lawrence Dobkin
Cast: Donald Moffat



Season five of The Waltons finds the people of Jefferson County, VA, seguing from 1936 to 1937, the latter year pinpointed when aspiring journalist John-Boy Walton (Richard Thomas) covers the arrival -- and explosion -- of the dirigible Hindenburg in Lakehurst, NJ. No, John-Boy has not landed a job at one of the big-city rags; frustrated with being a mere employee, he has launched his own local newspaper, the "Blue Ridge Chronicle." No sooner has the first issue gone to press than John-Boy finds himself up to his neck in controversy, thanks to his decision to warn the locals of the ever-growing Nazi threat in Germany by publishing excerpts of Hitler's Mein Kampf. Meanwhile, John-Boy's sister Mary Ellen (Judy Norton-Taylor) is now a student nurse, nearly ending her medical career before it begins by making a potentially fatal prescription error. On a somewhat happier note, Mary Ellen is being squired by several handsome young doctors, one of whom, David Spencer, asks her to become his bride. But just before the wedding ceremony, Mary Ellen realizes her heart belongs to Dr. Curt Willard (Tom Bower), and it is he to whom she ultimately says "I do." Elsewhere on the romantic scene, Mary Ellen's younger sister Erin (Mary Beth McDonough) impulsively elopes with a former boyfriend; eventually she comes to her senses and returns home, just in time to graduate from high school. As for the other Walton men, dad John (Ralph Waite) has a falling out with wife Olivia (Michael Learned) -- and everyone else in the family, for that matter -- when he refuses to be baptized; rebellious son Ben (Eric Scott) once again looks for work outside the family's lumber mill; and idealistic son Jason (Jon Walmsley), sensing that the war clouds are gathering in Europe, joins the National Guard. In the last episode of the season, John-Boy leaves Virginia and heads to New York in hopes of getting his novel published -- and thus does series regular Richard Thomas leave The Waltons as a regular, though he will return for a trio of guest appearances in season six. ~ All Movie Guide

Product Details

Release Date: 05/08/2007
UPC: 0085391109716
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 20:13:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Donald Moffat Mr. Morgan
Richard Thomas Actor
Audrey Christie Zelda Maynard
Beulah Bondi Martha Corinne Walton
Debi Richter Darlene Jarvis
Hal Riddle Lowenthal
Jean Marsh Hilary Baldwin Von Kleist
Joe Conley Ike Godsey
John Crawford Sheriff Ep Bridges,Ike Godsey
John Fink Glen Oldfield
John Ritter Rev. Matthew Fordwick
Linda Purl Vanessa
Mariclare Costello Rosemary Hunter Fordwick
Merie Earle Maude Gormley
Merle Haggard Red Turner
Michael O'Keefe Chad Marshall
Peggy Webber Eva Hadley
Ralph Waite Actor
Robert Merritt Woods David Spencer,Dr. David Spencer
Ron Hajek Russell Travis
Tom Bower Curt Willard
William Phipps Mel Parsons
Alan Fudge Arlo Jessup
Bettye Ackerman Belle Becker
Conrad Janis Graham Thornbury
Dave Shelley Wilbur Dawes
Gary Tomlin Lorin
Helen Kleeb Mamie Baldwin
Jack Ging Stuart Henry
John Karlen Rev. Ezekial Henshaw
Lynn Carlin Sarah Griffith
Lynn Hamilton Verdie Foster
Michael Learned Actress
Nora Marlowe Mrs. Brimmer
Pat Quinn Wilma Turner
Patrick Skelton Tommy Wheeler
Ronnie Claire Edwards Corabeth Godsey
Sheila Allen Fanny Tatum
Cissy Wellman Sissy
Dee Carroll Mrs. Vance
Eileen McDonough Patsy Brimmer
Hal Williams Harley Foster
Jeff Maxwell Car Salesman
Maggie Malooly Miss Maddocks
Mary Jackson Emily Baldwin
Melody Thomas Darlene Jarvis
Pearl Shear Zulieka Dunbar
Rachel Longaker Aimee Godsey,Aimee Louise
Vernon Weddle Rev. Caldwell
Victor Arnold Joe Martin
Wayne Heffley Carl Mortimer
Will Geer Actor
Alice Hirson Jane Stevens
Arthur Malet Prof. Ainsley
Barry Cahill Buck Vernon
David Hooks Andrew Farrell
Deirdre Lenihan Daisy
Dorothy Shay Thelma
Ellen Corby Actress
Kaiulani Lee Nora
Lew Brown Jarvis
Patch MacKenzie Mavis Crawford
Robert Donner Yancy Tucker
Tom Maier Joe
Billie Bird Shirley
Cindy Eilbacher Martha Rose Coverdale
Don Keefer Arnie Shimerdy
J.S. Johnson Lou Rhymer
Jason Wingreen Nat Clayton
Lewis Charles Eddie Stoker
Lynn Wood Hospital Receptionist
Peter Brandon Dr. Spencer
Ruth Manning Mrs. Farrell

Technical Credits
Harry Harris Director
Harvey Laidman Director
Lawrence Dobkin Director
Ralph Senensky Director
Ralph Waite Director
Richard Thomas Director
Tony Brand Director
Walter Alzmann Director

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