The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Air Mail Man 

Engine trouble on the air mail transport plane means the Waltons have a guest for a few days.

Director:

Robert Butler

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Peter L. Dixon | 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:
Julie Cobb ... Sue Cooper
Paul Michael Glaser ... Todd Cooper (as Michael Glaser)
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Storyline

One of Olivia's new pleasures is watching the regular passage overhead of the airplane carrying mail between Washington D.C. and Atlanta. When engine trouble causes the pilot to land in the Walton's meadow, the family puts the pilot up while repairs are being made. Meanwhile the family is busy with plans for Olivia's upcoming birthday, which is causing her to question whether she has really achieved anything during her life. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1973 (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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Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] The peace and beauty of the land and sky around Waltons Mountain was a source of constant comfort to all of us during those difficult Depression years. Some of the changes that were going on in the world did eventually reflect themselves on our mountain, like the increase in the number of airplanes that spotted the sky. In particular, I remember an airmail plane that used our mountain as a landmark. My mother especially liked to...
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Momma's Birthday Song
Written by Jon Walmsley
Performed by Jon Walmsley
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