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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'The Family Holvak' from 1970-1982:



1970-1982 Episode Guide for 'The Family Holvak':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns.)

September 7, 1975: The Long Way Home (1)
Season 1, episode 1
W: Richard Fielder   D: Alf Kjellin

With David Carradine (Craw), Michael Conrad (Ham), Bill McKinney (Deputy Shanks), Florence Lake (Grandma Boggs), Diane Shalet (Wilma Jean), Josh Albee (Bo).
Glenn Ford and Julie Harris star as a Depression-era preacher and his wife who attempt to survive hard times in the rural South. In the premiere episode, the first of a two-part drama, the Holvaks unwittingly provide refuge to a convict, unaware that their son Ramey was an accomplice in the man's escape from a chain gang.

September 14, 1975: The Long Way Home (2)
Season 1, episode 2
W: Richard Fielder   D: Alf Kjellin

With David Carradine (Craw), Cynthia Hayward (Ida), Michael Conrad (Ham), Charles Lane (Deacon Hurd), Fran Ryan (Mavis Bidwell).
The Holvaks become increasingly suspicious of their houseguest, an ex-convict who was recently released from a chain gang -- and they seem to be confirmed when a second convict shows up in town.

September 21, 1975: A Stranger In A Strange Land
Season 1, episode 3
D: Ralph Senensky

With Arlene Golonka (Ruby), Michael LeClair (Ty), Jack Collins (Lang).
The Holvaks board a bumbling youth temporarily, causing a painful conflict with son Ramey, who resents the boy's intrusion.

September 28, 1975: Remembrance Of A Guest
Season 1, episode 4
D: Ralph Senensky

With Denver Pyle (Zed Gifford), Julie Sommars (Kate Gifford), Helen Craig (Mrs. Ditmas).
The Rev. Holvak defends a young woman scorned by some local citizens because of her past.

October 5, 1975: First Love (1)
Season 1, episode 5
W: Stanley Roberts   D: John Newland

With Andrew Prine (Harv Jennings), Cristina Raines (Ellen Baldwin), Walter Brooke (Revenue Agent), Woodrow Parfrey (Barber).
Ramey's odd jobs involve him with a bootlegger, a revenuer and a young farmer who also is his rival for the love of a young schoolteacher.

October 12, 1975: First Love (2)
Season 1, episode 6
W: Stanley Roberts   D: John Newland

With Andrew Prine (Harv Jennings), Kenneth Tobey (McGrath), Dirk Blocker (Pete), Cristina Raines (Ellen Baldwin), Lonny Chapman (Hopkins).
Ramey witnesses a murder and names his rival for the love of a schoolteacher as the culprit.

October 19, 1975: Willing Heart
Season 1, episode 7

With Collin Wilcox (Ella Vane), Robert Donner (Jimmy John), Don 'Red' Barry (Old Man Sawyer), Charles Macaulay (Dr. Bryant), Cynthia Hayward (Ida).
A group of religious zealots insist on helping repair Holvak's storm-damaged church.

October 27, 1975: The Devil's Chariot
Season 1, episode 8
D: George Sherman

With John Anderson (McKesson), Henry Beckman (Skinner).
Rev. Holvak listens to a deathbed confession which becomes the key to a homicide.

December 21, 1975: Crisis
Season 1, episode 9

With Jack Kelly (George Iverson), Bill McKinney (Sheriff), Mary Alice (Samantha Wilson), Roger Robinson (Lonnie Beckworth).
The Rev. Holvak is tempted to drop the ministry for farming to raise money when daughter Julie is critically injured in a fall and there is not enough money to treat her.

December 28, 1975: The Wedding
Season 1, episode 10
D: George Sherman

With Dan Tobin (Doc Scovell), Cliff Potts, Marilyn Hassett (Carolyn Scovell).
Holvak grows wary of the impeccable charm displayed by a friend's new fiancee. (Last show of the series.)


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