The Homecoming

The Homecoming
Type TV Movie
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Patricia Neal Actor Olivia Walton 1 1000001
Richard Thomas Actor John-Boy Walton 1 1000002
Edgar Bergen Actor Grandpa Walton 1 1000003
Ellen Corby Actor Grandma Walton 1 1000004
Cleavon Little Actor Hawthorne Dooley 1 1000005
Dorothy Stickney Actor Emily Baldwin 1 1000006
William Windom Actor Charlie Snead 1 1000007
Andrew Duggan Actor John Walton 1 1000008
Woodrow Parfrey Actor Ike Godsey 1 1000009
Judy Norton-Taylor Actor Mary Ellen 1 1000010
Mary McDonough Actor Erin 1 1000011
Kami Cotler Actor Elizabeth 1 1000012
Eric Scott Actor Ben 1 1000013
David Harper Actor Jim-Bob 1 1000014
Jon Walmsley Actor Jason 1 1000015
David Huddleston Actor Sheriff Bridges 1 1000016
Sally Chamberlin Actor City Lady 1 1000017
Donald Livingston Actor Claudie Dooley 1 1000018
Betty Carter Actor Emmarine 1 1000019
Kent Williams Actor 1st Shepherd 1 1000020
Roderick Bingley Actor 2nd Shepherd 1 1000021
Rodney Bingley Actor 3rd Shepherd 1 1000022
Miyoshi Williams Actor Angel 1 1000023
Clarence Landry Actor Santa Claus 1 1000024
Fielder Cook Director n/a 2 2000001
Lee Rich Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Robert Jacks Producer n/a 3 3000002
Earl Hamner Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Earl Hamner Source Material (from novel) n/a 120793 4000002
Neil Maffeo Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Edward Denault Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Max Stein Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Earl Rath Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Marjorie Fowler Editor n/a 172 7000001
Gene Fowler Editor n/a 172 7000002
Jerry Goldsmith Music n/a 120781 8000001
Morton Stevens Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
Robert Smith Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
James Cane Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Pam Polifroni Casting n/a 179 10000001
Robert Harris Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Robert Harris Costumes costumer 120828 13000002
Betsy Cox Costumes costumer 120828 13000003
Dione Taylor Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000004
Bob Sidell Makeup n/a 353 13000005
Harold Lewis Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000001
This was the pilot movie for "The Waltons" (which began its long run in September 1972), recounting the events of one day -- Christmas Eve, 1933 -- in the lives of a rural American mountain family. Later called "The Homecoming -- A Christmas Story," it won a Christopher Award as well as Emmy nominations for actress Patricia Neal, director Fielder Cook and author Earl Hamner, Jr (who based the story apparently on his own youthful recollections and was the model for "John-Boy"). Hamner previously had written the story in another form which turned up on the screen as "Spencer's Mountain" (1963) with Henry Fonda and Maureen O'Hara as the parents. When "The Waltons" turned up as a series, Michael Learned, Ralph Waite and Will Geer took over the roles created by Patricia Neal, Andrew Duggan and Edgar Bergen, while most of the others in the cast continued in the parts they originated.