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The Waltons: The Cloudburst

Looking for a way to make the payment on his printing press, John Boy reluctantly sells his meadow, only to learn the company plans on mining the mountain for gold ore. Meanwhile, Mary Ellen fears she failed herself and Curt when she is unable to help him perform a tachometry on Martha Rose Coverdale. She then is able to redeem herself by delivering Rosemary and Rev. Forwick's baby.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x9
Airdate: Thursday November 11th, 1976

Director: Harry Harris
Writer: Paul W. Cooper

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Guest Stars
Cindy Eilbacher
As Martha Rose Coverdale
John Carter
As Mr. Shelby
John Ritter
As Rev. Matthew Fordwick
Mariclare Costello
As Rosemary Fordwick
Nora Marlowe
As Flossie Brimmer
Tom Bower
As Dr. Curtis Willard
Dennis Cross
As Man in Congregation
Ron Hajek
As Russell Travis
Shirley Slater
As Woman in Congregation
William Bryant
As Lyle Carter


As John Boy continues publishing his newspaper, he begins having problems making the payments for his printing press. When he goes to the bank to see if he can get a loan, he learns that he is unable to use his car and his land as collateral and could possibly have the press seized. John Boy then follows through on the banker’s suggestion of selling his land to make the payments, ultimately earning the disgust of Grandpa...

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorEarl Hamner, Jr.
Executive ProducerEarl Hamner, Jr.
Warning: The Waltons season 5 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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