The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Ceremony 

A family of Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany move to Walton's Mountain, where they try to hide their Judaism for fears of antisemitism.

Director:

Vincent Sherman

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Nigel McKeand
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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 (as David Harper)
Kami Cotler ... Elizabeth Walton
Joe Conley ... Ike Godsey
Earl Hamner Jr. ... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ellen Geer ... Eva Mann
Noah Keen ... Professor David Mann
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Storyline

A family of Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany move to Walton's Mountain, where they try to hide their Judaism for fears of antisemitism.

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1972 (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

Ellen Geer (Eva Mann) is the daughter of Will Geer (Grandpa Walton). See more »

Quotes

Narrator: When I was growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia during the Depression of the 1930's, times were often difficult and unsure; but I don't think any of us ever realized how safe and secure our lives really were until that summer when a family arrived in Waltons Mountain from Germany.
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