The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Easter Story 

When Olivia is stricken with polio, John-Boy refuses to accept the doctor's prognosis that she may never walk again.

Director:

Philip Leacock

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), John McGreevey (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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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:
Joseph Bernard Joseph Bernard ... Snyder
Joe Frank Carollo Joe Frank Carollo ... Tom
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Storyline

Olivia is suddenly stricken down with polio, and is forced to take to her bed. The local doctor follows the accepted treatment of splints attached to Olivia's legs, but John-Boy searches for more than just accepting a lifetime of paralysis. While the community rallies behind Olivia, John-Boy travels to the University of Virginia and talks with a doctor on the faculty who describes a revolutionary treatment which John-Boy is anxious to have his mother try -- anything to avoid a lifetime in a wheelchair. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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polio | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1973 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

John-Boy Walton: [Elizabeth is sucking her thumb] Elizabeth, I thought you gave that up for good.
Elizabeth Walton: I thought so too.
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Soundtracks

Beulah Land
Tune by John R. Sweney
Words by Edgar Page Stites
Sung by cast
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