The Migrants

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1974
  • Running time: 90 min
Their only crime was to be born poor. Their only chance lay in their hearts. They rise every morning with the sun and work the fields all day. Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show), Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner’s Daughter) and Ron Howard (TV’s Happy... read more

Their only crime was to be born poor. Their only chance lay in their hearts. They rise every morning with the sun and work the fields all day. Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show), Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner’s Daughter) and Ron Howard (TV’s Happy Days) star in this story of a simple family, a family that worked hard, loved each other and hoped their hard work would produce a better life for them.

Original Release

02/03/1974

US Release

02/03/1974

Cast

Cloris Leachman Viola Barlow
Ron Howard Lyle Barlow
Sissy Spacek Wanda Trimpin
Cindy Williams Betty
Ed Lauter Mr. Barlow
David Clennon Tom Trimpin
Dolph Sweet Sheriff
Lisa Lucas Molly Barlow
Mills Watson Hec Campbell
Dinah Englund Billie Jean Barlow
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Tom Gries

Writers

Lanford Wilson, Tennessee Williams

Cast

Cloris Leachman Viola Barlow
Ron Howard Lyle Barlow
Sissy Spacek Wanda Trimpin
Cindy Williams Betty
Ed Lauter Mr. Barlow
David Clennon Tom Trimpin
Dolph Sweet Sheriff
Lisa Lucas Molly Barlow
Mills Watson Hec Campbell
Dinah Englund Billie Jean Barlow
Brad Sullivan Johnson
Leon Russom Doctor
Claudia McNeil Rose Daw
Tom Rosqui Father
Mari Gorman Miss Travers
Wally Parnell First Overseer
George Castellini Second Overseer
Henry Newman Beard
Richard DeFeo Diaz
Rudolph Tillman Mr. Daw

Producers

Editors

Bud S. Isaacs

1974EmmyOutstanding Special - Comedy or Drama Nominated
1974EmmyBest Lead Actress in a Drama Nominated
1974EmmyBest Directing in Drama - A Single Program - Comedy or Drama Nominated
1974EmmyBest Writing in Drama - Original Teleplay Nominated
1974EmmyBest Cinematography for Entertainment Programming - For a Special or Feature Length Program Made for Television Nominated
1974EmmyBest Music Composition - For a Special Program Nominated
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