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The Collection 

After rescuing a seriously ill, unconscious Reverend Alden from his runaway wagon, down on his luck plainsman, Caleb Hodgekiss, puts on the clergyman's collar and devises a plan to fleece the charitable townsfolk of Walnut Grove.

Director:

Michael Landon

Writers:

Blanche Hanalis (developed for television by), Laura Ingalls Wilder (based upon the series of books "Little House" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Landon ... Charles Ingalls
Karen Grassle ... Caroline Ingalls
Melissa Gilbert ... Laura Ingalls
Melissa Sue Anderson ... Mary Ingalls
Rachel Lindsay Greenbush ... Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Sidney Greenbush ... Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Richard Bull ... Nels Oleson
Ted Gehring ... Ebenezer Sprague
Dabbs Greer ... Reverend Robert Alden
Kevin Hagen ... Dr. Hiram Baker
Katherine MacGregor ... Harriet Oleson
Victor French ... Isaiah Edwards
Johnny Cash ... Caleb Hodgekiss
June Carter Cash ... Mattie Hodgekiss
Hope Summers ... Addie Bjornesen
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After rescuing a seriously ill, unconscious Reverend Alden from his runaway wagon, down on his luck plainsman, Caleb Hodgekiss, puts on the clergyman's collar and devises a plan to fleece the charitable townsfolk of Walnut Grove.

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TV-G
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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1976 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The song that Johnny Cash sings is "Blackjack David". The Carter family made a recording of this song in October 1940. James Francis Child dates the earliest printed version of this song as early as the 1700's. See more »

Goofs

The congregation sang the hymn "Ïn the Garden." at the end of the episode (The Collection, Season 3). Little House was set in the 1870-1880s, but C. Austin Miles (the hymn's writer) published the song in 1912, and was born in 1868. So the song was not around during the time frame of the show. (Unless Mr. Miles wrote it as a kid). See more »

Quotes

Mary Ingalls: Pa, can I go to town with Mr. Hodgekiss? I can kinda introduce him to everybody and let him know who's stingy and who's generous.
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Black Jack David
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the trouble with people.
5 October 2015 | by RedRainbowUnicorn23See all my reviews

The episode leads us into the 3d season.We see the Reverend Alden unconsions in his horse car. A man Named Caleb Hodgkiss took him in and his wife look after him. The next day Robert wakes up and Tells them that theirs been a fire in some village and that he was going to Walnutgrove to take in a collection. To help the people get back on their feet.Caleb tells Robbert that he would g and get the collection for him. The reverend agreed,but Caleb had other plans once all the people had give what they could he is going to take everything for himself. Later towards the end Mary discovers his plot and confronts him. Caught!!

Watch it and see what all happens in between and if the town is going to forgive him or if Mary is even going to tell.

Now continue to episode 2 season 3


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