The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Bequest 

The promise of inherited money is behind some happy moments and unusual conflicts for the Walton Family.

Director:

Alf Kjellin

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Mort Thaw
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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:
Eunice Christopher Eunice Christopher ... Librarian
Cindy Eilbacher ... Martha Rose Coverdale
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Storyline

When Grandma receives notice that an old friend has left her some money, most of the Waltons allow dollar signs to obscure their entrenched values. Even usually grounded Grandma allows herself to be seduced by the thought of distributing the money as she sees fit, including repairing the church roof and helping to pay for John Boy's college expenses. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 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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Trivia

The amount bequeathed to Esther of $250.00 in 1934 is worth approximately $4,500 in 2017. See more »

Goofs

When John Boy reads the letter from the lawyers, he doesn't use his reading glasses. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] As much as every member of my family loved our day to day life, we all had moments when we were prone to consider what life would be like if we had a million dollars. Most of the time those moments of avarice were short-lived and quickly replaced by the real values that made up our lives. But, one day, a letter came which pushed every member of the family toward a new appraisal of what was really important in life.
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Soundtracks

Bringing In The Sheaves
Tune by George A. Minor (uncredited)
Played by Salvation Army Band
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