The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Fledgling 

John-Boy wants to buy a printing press to start his own newspaper. Works hard to earn money for the down payment.

Director:

Harry Harris

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Earl Hamner Jr. (as Earl Hamner)

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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
Ronnie Claire Edwards ... Corabeth Godsey
Earl Hamner Jr. ... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norman Andrews Norman Andrews ... Man #1
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Storyline

John-Boy wants to buy a printing press to start his own newspaper. Works hard to earn money for the down payment.

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1976 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

The narrator in this episode states that the year is 1936 but the film that Ike and Cora Godsey were going to see was "One Hundred Men and a Girl", which was not released until 1937. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] The year 1936 was a momentous one in the history of the world. It was the year a king gave up his crown for the woman he loved. It was the year Adolf Hitler violated the Treaty of Versailles, and it was the same year that Benito Mussolini, encouraged by Hitler's daring, overran Ethiopia. But none of these historic events was quite so important with our family as the struggle by one of us to attain an impossible dream.
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Connections

References One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937) See more »

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