Little House on the Prairie: Journey in the Spring, Part 1 (1976)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Prime-Time Drama [TV], Rural Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In the first episode of a two-part story, Arthur Hill guest stars as Lansford Ingalls, the father of farmer Charles Ingalls (Michael Landon). Sensing that his dad has lost the will to live since the death of his wife, Charles invites Lansford to move in with his family at Walnut Grove. At first, Charles' kids welcome Grandpa Lansford with open arms, but things turn unexpectedly sour. Matthew Laborteaux, who later joined the series' cast as the Ingalls' adopted son, Albert, is here seen as the younger Charles Ingalls in a flashback sequence.

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family, father, flashback, guest, town, wife