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Little House on the Prairie - I'll Be Waving as You Drive Away (TV Special)
Little House on the Prairie - I'll Be Waving as You Drive Away
TV Special
Actors: Melissa Sue Anderson, Alison Arngrim, Richard Bull, Victor French, Jonathan Gilbert
Directors: Victor French, Michael Landon, Lewis Allen, Maury Dexter, Alf Kjellin
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Television
NR     2003     1hr 0min

In this dramatic two-hour episode, Charles takes Mary to an eye specialist when she begins to experience difficulty seeing. He is devastated to learn that she will most certainly lose her sight and for a while cannot bring...  more »

     

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Actors: Melissa Sue Anderson, Alison Arngrim, Richard Bull, Victor French, Jonathan Gilbert
Directors: Victor French, Michael Landon, Lewis Allen, Maury Dexter, Alf Kjellin
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Television
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance, Family Films, Drama
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/08/2003
Original Release Date: 09/11/1974
Theatrical Release Date: 09/11/1974
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Shim F.
Reviewed on 2/18/2008...
This is sad but very good.
If you enjoied the books "Little house on the Prairie" you'll like the movie.

Movie Reviews

Wonderful....great memories of a terrific show
MollyRK | Chicago | 09/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hands down, "I'll Be Waving as You Drive Away" is a classic in the "Little House on the Prairie" series and is something you'll definitely want to see if you're a fan of the show. Indeed, it is a critical turning point, both on the show and in the true-to-life books, and it launches some drastic changes in the entire Ingalls family. When fifteen-year-old Mary is stricken with blindness, it is her initial denial and her family's fear and guilt that makes for a very emotional first few months. Mary's parents send her to a top-notch school for the blind, where she refuses to learn at first but is pulled in the right direction by her patient teacher Adam Kendall. In time, they form a loving bond that will last forever, and Mary's character matures a hundred times over through her experience.

This is a beautiful episode, and it is easy to see why actress Melissa Sue Anderson was nominated for an Emmy for her performance here as Mary. This entire show is filled with many memorable, touching, and sometimes shattering moments that test a family's strength and inspire you. Anyone who takes the time to appreciate this wonderful show will definitely see that.

As some of you may remember, this single-episode DVD was released
a few years ago, back when Seasons 1 and 2 were brought to DVD for the first time. This episode, along with the pilot, "Journey in the Spring," "As Long as We're Together," and "No Place Like Home" all got their own individual DVD's. Many have criticized this as being a bad case of double dipping, which may be true, but it may also have simply been an attempt to accommodate those who didn't want to invest in the $50-per-season DVD sets and were content with just having some of the standout episodes for a lower price.

Wonderful episode, superb TV series...highly recommended."
I love this one!
Jump5 Fan | USA | 07/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I really like this dvd!This tells the story of when Mary Ingalls goes blind and goes to the blind school in Iowa!It is kinda sad,but it is still good!
It has two episodes,and heres what they are about:
I`ll Be Waving As You Drive Away(Part 1)-When Mary starts having trouble seeing,Charles is devastated to learn that she will go blind completely in a matter of time.One morning when she wakes up,she can`t see...she had went blind over night.Charles and Caroline convince her to go to a blind school in Iowa.

I`ll Be Waving As You Drive Away(Part 2)-Mary goes to the blind school in Iowa.At first she hates it;being away from her family and all.But then she creates a special bond with her teacher,Adam Kendall,and then creates love.She does not know that this man will become her husband in a later season.She also decides to still try and become a teacher,like Ma always dreamed she would!

Well,theres my review of this Little House dvd!Hoped it helped!If you`re not confortable about bying just this one two-part episode for 13 dollars,I reccomend getting the complete 4th season on dvd,which contains this episode,and the rest of season 4!"
BEST episode of the 4th season!!!!!!!
Jump5 Fan | 08/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is televison at its BEST in the 1970's and LHOTP at its BEST!!!!! the acting is superb and this is the season finale for season 4, this is also the most pivotal point in the LHOTP storylines. the episode is all about Mary going blind and how the Ingalls deal with Mary's blindness. 5 stars out of 5"