Little House on the Prairie: Pilot Episode

Overview

This pilot for the long-running 1972-1982 family series stars all the regulars-to-be and spends half its length setting up character, setting, and mood. As with the series, the story is told from the viewpoint of Laura Ingalls Wilder played by Melissa Gilbert, upon whose novels the film was based. In addition to delineating the usual travails facing 19th century Minnesota farmer Charles Ingalls Michael Landon, his wife, Caroline Karen Grassle, and the rest of the Ingalls brood, the Little House on the Prairie ...
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Overview

This pilot for the long-running 1972-1982 family series stars all the regulars-to-be and spends half its length setting up character, setting, and mood. As with the series, the story is told from the viewpoint of Laura Ingalls Wilder played by Melissa Gilbert, upon whose novels the film was based. In addition to delineating the usual travails facing 19th century Minnesota farmer Charles Ingalls Michael Landon, his wife, Caroline Karen Grassle, and the rest of the Ingalls brood, the Little House on the Prairie pilot throws in surly Indians and a prairie fire as extra added attractions. Virtually thrown away by NBC, which scheduled the film opposite CBS' powerhouse Saturday night lineup Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart, et al., Little House on the Prairie created a respectable enough dent in the ratings to encourage pursuing the project as a fall series.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/25/2002
  • UPC: 018713834973
  • Original Release: 1974
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  • Source: Good Times Video
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Melissa Gilbert Laura Ingalls
Karen Grassle Caroline Ingalls
Michael Landon Charles Ingalls
Melissa Sue Anderson Mary Ingalls
Dean Butler
Victor French Mr. Isiah Edwards
Lindsay Greenbush
Sidney Greenbush
Matthew Laborteaux
Technical Credits
Michael Landon Director
Laura Ingalls Wilder Source Author
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