The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Intruders 

Ben is upset at how he is treated at the mill. He gets a job at another lumber company, not realizing they are competing for the same jobs. Grandpa uses his smarts to get one over the competing lumber company. Ben returns to the mill.

Director:

Richard C. Bennett

Writers:

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

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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:
Wilford Brimley ... Horace Brimley
James Brodhead James Brodhead ... Store Manager (as James E. Brodhead)
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Storyline

Ben is upset at how he is treated at the mill. He gets a job at another lumber company, not realizing they are competing for the same jobs. Grandpa uses his smarts to get one over the competing lumber company. Ben returns to the mill.

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1975 (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?

Trivia

Paul Harper, playing the role of Grier in this episode, is the father of David W. Harper, who plays Jim Bob in the series. See more »

Goofs

When John-Boy is riding atop the lumber truck in the final scene, the edge of the green screen can be glimpsed on the far left of the forest landscape background. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] Whoever sees his father clearly? I believe I often saw my father, not as he was, but as I needed him to be. Then, one difficult autumn, I had a chance to glimpse the whole man and to understand him more fully.
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