The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Achievement 

John-Boy sent his novel to a publisher and does not hear anything. He travels to New York to get an update. They like his novel and will publish it.

Director:

Harry Harris

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Dale Eunson | 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 (archive footage)
Will Geer ... The Grandfather
Judy Norton ... Mary Ellen Walton (as Judy Norton-Taylor)
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:
Bettye Ackerman ... Belle Becker
Tom Bower ... Dr. Curtis Willard
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Storyline

John-Boy sent his novel to a publisher and does not hear anything. He travels to New York to get an update. They like his novel and will publish it.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1977 (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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Did You Know?

Trivia

This represents Richard Thomas' last appearance as John-Boy Walton in the regular series. John-Boy returns in The Waltons: The Waiting (1979) portrayed by Robert Wightman who embodies the character for 16 episodes of the remainder of the series and the first TV movie; A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain (1982). Thomas reprises the role of John-Boy for the subsequent TV movies: A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion (1993), A Walton Wedding (1995), and A Walton Easter (1997). See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] It came as a coincidence that just as I finally completed my first novel, Elizabeth, for the first time, became enthralled with a book. I wondered if what I had written would ever be published and read half so avidly.
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Connections

Edited into The Waltons: A Decade of the Waltons (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Too Marvelous for Words
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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