The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Pearls 

Corabeth returns to her family home to help a dying aunt. Her twin Orma Lee visits the mountain. (She is played by Ronnie Claire Edwards.) Orma Lee is quite the opposite of Corabeth. Elizabeth wants to visit Olivia and John in Arizona.

Director:

James Sheldon

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Mary Worrell
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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
Mary Jackson ... Emily Baldwin
Helen Kleeb ... Mamie Baldwin
Earl Hamner Jr. ... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rand Hopkins Rand Hopkins ... Taxi Driver
Taylor Lacher Taylor Lacher ... Vern Billy Stalcup, Corabeth's brother-in-law
Marshall Reed Marshall Reed ... John Curtis Willard
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Corabeth returns to her family home to help a dying aunt. Her twin Orma Lee visits the mountain. (She is played by Ronnie Claire Edwards.) Orma Lee is quite the opposite of Corabeth. Elizabeth wants to visit Olivia and John in Arizona.

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1981 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] Like most adages it is tried and true that fate makes our relatives, choice makes our friends, and it calls to mind a time when a relative of Corabeth Godsey swept through Waltons Mountain like an autumn hurricane, leaving both destruction and alike in her wake. All of this took place during a difficult period for Elizabeth who was entering womanhood, but feeling at times like a lost and lonesome child.
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Great Episode!
5 June 2008 | by classicmoviemanSee all my reviews

"The Pearls" is a great Walton episode for many reasons. The main part of the episode centers around Corabeth and her estranged sister Orma Lee, who has come to visit when Corabeth heads to Doehill because of her mother, Cordelia's, death. (As a side note, Ronnie Claire Edwards does a fine job of performing dual roles, Corabeth and Orma Lee.) Orma Lee is able to give helpful insight to a struggling Elizabeth, who, now 15, is finding it hard to grow up without Grandma, Grandpa, Mama, or Daddy. "The Pearls" shows in a way how much the Waltons have changed from Season 1 to Season 9, through the Depression and World War II, and how the younger Walton copes with the change. A great episode worth watching.


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