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The Pledge 

Mary Ellen wants to attend medical school. The dean wants to keep her out, but she is persistent. The Baldwin sisters send The Recipe to Jason in France.

Director:

Lawrence Dobkin

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Kathleen Hite
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Waite ... John Walton, Sr.
Judy Norton ... Mary Ellen Walton (as Judy Norton-Taylor)
Jon Walmsley ... Jason Walton
Mary Beth McDonough ... Erin Walton
Eric Scott ... Ben Walton
David W. Harper ... Jim-Bob Walton (credit only)
Kami Cotler ... Elizabeth Walton
Joe Conley ... Ike Godsey
Ronnie Claire Edwards ... Corabeth Godsey
Earl Hamner Jr. ... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
Peggy Rea ... Rose Burton
Leslie Winston ... Cindy Brunson Walton
Mary Jackson ... Emily Baldwin
Helen Kleeb ... Mamie Baldwin
Robert Wightman ... John-Boy Walton
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Storyline

Mary Ellen wants to attend medical school. The dean wants to keep her out, but she is persistent. The Baldwin sisters send The Recipe to Jason in France.

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1980 (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 (Ronie Cotter) is the daughter of Will Geer (Grandpa Walton). See more »

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Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] In those last months of the war, though death and destruction continued, it was possible for the first time to think of a world at peace. There would then be the small, personal wars to be reckoned with, such as my sister Mary Ellen's adversary role with life, always heading into it, never conforming to its patterns. She was wife, mother, widow, nurse, and not any or all of these things together brought her peace of mind. ...
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