The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Last Straw 

John thinks about giving up the lumber mill when it seems like everything is going wrong. Jeffrey builds a soapbox and enters a race.

Director:

Harry Harris

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), William Parker

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
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
Kami Cotler ... Elizabeth Walton
Joe Conley ... Ike Godsey
Ronnie Claire Edwards ... Corabeth Godsey
Earl Hamner Jr. ... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lewis Arquette ... Jefferson Davis 'J.D.' Pickett
Keith Coogan ... Jeffrey Burton (as Keith Mitchell)
Ted Gehring ... Joe Murdock
Bob Hastings ... Carl
Victor Izay ... Dr. Matthew Vance
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Storyline

John thinks about giving up the lumber mill when it seems like everything is going wrong. Jeffrey builds a soapbox and enters a race.

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 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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Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] As the Second World War raged on in Europe and the Pacific, those of us on Waltons Mountain were adjusting to the quickened pace of wartime living. Our family was enjoying a degree of prosperity previously unknown, but our changing fortunes were bringing changing values. And so it was to my father, whose strength had always been an unquestioned source of assurance, that the pain of doubt and uncertainty would come.
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Soundtracks

William Tell Overture
Composed by Gioachino Rossini
Portion played during soapbox derby time trial
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