The Waltons

Season 1 Episode 15

The Actress

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 04, 1973 on CBS
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When her car breaks down, a famous extravagant actress, Alvira Drummond, finds herself stranded on Walton's Mountain. The children, especially Mary Ellen, are fascinated by her 'Hollywood ways,' but discover much of her stories are lies. They help her raise money to take a train to New York City.moreless

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  • When an actress from New York comes to Walton's mountain, her car breaks down, the Waltons take her in while her car's being fixed.

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    I don't know why so many people anticipate one episode from a show. I mean, seriously, there will be other episodes, and when the episode is over, they wai for the one that will show up next week. Sure, some episodes can be funny, and some sad; but if you get your hoppes up too high, then the episode will just come crashing down on you, and leave you completely depressed. Just like when the highly anticipated show "Giligan's Island" was canceled without warning, so many people spent years thinking that the next episode would come on and they would have that joyful feeling again. But don't worry, Waltons didn't leave unexpectedly, and they have nine complete seasons. But this episode was one that came crashing down. It always happens like this, they show a new character, just to pull him/her from the series forever (Chino, The literary man, Jennie). So, unless you want to be depressed from watching this episode, Don't watch it. ~Old shows finatic.moreless
Helen Kleeb

Helen Kleeb

Miss Mamie Baldwin

Joe Conley

Joe Conley

Ike Godsey

Ellen Corby

Ellen Corby

Grandma Esther Walton

Mary Jackson

Mary Jackson

Miss Emily Baldwin

Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas

John-Boy Walton

Judy Norton

Judy Norton

Mary Ellen Walton

Pippa Scott

Pippa Scott

Alvira Drummond

Guest Star

Dorothy Neumann

Dorothy Neumann

Fanny Tatum

Guest Star

Ray Sutton

Ray Sutton

Rex McKay

Guest Star

John Crawford

John Crawford

Sheriff Ep Bridges

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • As the crowd gathers for Alvira's show, we see Ike enter the theater (his store) and talk to Grandpa, who's taking tickets near the door. In the next shot, we see Olivia and John talking, sitting on the front bench of the audience. Ike's head is visible in the row behind Olivia; he's turned and speaking to a Baldwin sister. The next shot is a wide shot of the audience, and it shows Ike just arriving, walking in front of Olivia and John and around to sit in that second row by the Baldwins.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Opening Narration: When I was growing up on Walton's Mountain I used to dream of all the faraway places I would one day visit. New York City captured my imagination most completely because it was a Mecca for young aspiring artists and writers. I wasn't to stray that far from home for several years, but I was due for a special preview. One day, without any warning, a New York hurricane hit our peaceful community.

    • Closing Narration: Alvira Drummond was to entertain audiences again on the New York stage, but I doubt if she ever found an audience as appreciative as that group in Ike Godsey's store on Walton's Mountain.

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