The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Heartache 

Rose and Stanley plan to get married. Rose finds out she has a heart condition and tries to break it off. He does not mind staying on the sidelines of life with her. Cindy gets a job but soon realizes she wants to be a stay-at-home mom.

Director:

Herbert Hirschman

Writers:

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

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Jon Walmsley ... Jason Walton
Judy Norton ... Mary Ellen Walton (as Judy Norton-Taylor)
Mary Beth McDonough ... Erin Walton
Eric Scott ... Ben Walton
David W. Harper ... Jim-Bob Walton
Kami Cotler ... Elizabeth Walton
Joe Conley ... Ike Godsey
Ronnie Claire Edwards ... Corabeth Godsey
Peggy Rea ... Rose Burton
Leslie Winston ... Cindy Brunson Walton
Mary Jackson ... Emily Baldwin
Helen Kleeb ... Mamie Baldwin
Robert Wightman ... John-Boy Walton
Earl Hamner Jr. ... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Corinne Camacho ... Mrs. Bassett (as Corinne Michaels)
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Storyline

Rose and Stanley plan to get married. Rose finds out she has a heart condition and tries to break it off. He does not mind staying on the sidelines of life with her. Cindy gets a job but soon realizes she wants to be a stay-at-home mom.

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Plot Keywords:

heart condition | chest pains | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1981 (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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Quotes

Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] There was a growing independence in our family as we grew older. With the years we became more individual, often holding firm and differing opinions, approaching life from diverse directions. But let joy or sorrow come to one, it always came to us all, to be faced, to be shared, to be experienced together. When the Waltons needed to be a family we came together as one.
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Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
(performed at wedding)
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