Little House on the Prairie: Season 10 was, unofficialy, the "tenth" season of the NBC Little House on the Prairie television series that contained the three final movies that finished the series. It was released in region one format on November 28, 2006 and has currently not yet been released in region two.
In the United States, the movies aired December 12, 1983, December 17, 1984 and February 6, 1984.
Season 10 Movie specials (1983-84)
|# in Series||Title||Director||Writer||Original air date||Production code|
|N/A -- Special #1||"Little House: Look Back to Yesterday"||Victor French||Vince Gutierrez||December 16, 1983||8486|
|In Burr Oak, Iowa, Charles gets a promotion as a Purchasing Agent, and he takes Albert with him on a buying trip to Minnesota. En route, they stop at the University of Minnesota where Albert plans on pursuing his medical endeavours, then they reunite with family and old friends in Walnut Grove. Albert finds romance with a girl called Michele Pierson, and Charles encourages the local farmers to start a cooperative to enable them to compete with the big farms. However, Albert starts suffering from serious nosebleeds and exhaustion and is diagnosed with leukemia. Ultimately, he chooses to go back to Walnut Grove, where he spends his time making special memories and receives the offer of a four-year scholarship from the university he had planned on attending. Finally, Albert, Laura and Michele join Miss Plum and the local school children in their annual climb to 'the keepsake tree' at the top of Harper's Bluff, where they join hands and raise them in a celebratory salute.
Notes: This is the final appearance of Matthew Labyorteaux as Albert. Originally aired as a 95-minute movie (excluding commercials), when offered in syndication, it may be shown either in two parts or in its entirety.
|N/A - Special #2||Little House: Bless All the Dear Children"||Victor French||Chris Abbott||December 23, 1983||0407|
|Just before Christmas in 1896, Laura and Almanzo and Mr. Edwards are shopping for gifts in Mankato when Rose is kidnapped by a grief-stricken mother, prompting a desperate search. A young orphan boy, Sam, stows away in their wagon and becomes a key player in the search and its happy outcome. Meanwhile, in Walnut Grove, Nels tries to get Nancy to contribute to the Olesons' Christmas but later regrets it; Jason tries to earn money for gifts with a Christmas tree delivery service which nobody wants; and Mr. Montague tries to avoid all the seasonal customs but ends up saving the Carters' Christmas.
|N/A - Special #3||"Little House: The Last Farewell"||Michael Landon||Michael Landon||February 10, 1984||0400|
|Charles and Caroline visit Walnut Grove and are pleased to be able to stay in the 'Little House' when John and Sarah Carter go out of town. Then the townspeople learn that a land development tycoon, Nathan Lassiter (James Karen), has acquired title to all the land in Hero Township, which they had believed to be homesteading land. Having failed to defeat his claim on legal grounds and even with guns against an army cavalry unit, the townspeople are inspired by Laura to vent their anger at what they see as an injustice, and they decide upon a drastic plan of action. When Lassiter arrives to claim the town, he finds all the town buildings dynamited, and the townsfolk leave to start new lives elsewhere, as many of them have done before.
- Michael Landon: Charles Ingalls
- Karen Grassle: Caroline Ingalls
- Melissa Gilbert: Laura Ingalls Wilder
- Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush: Carrie Ingalls
- Richard Bull: Nels Oleson
- Katherine MacGregor: Harriet Oleson (scenes deleted)
- Kevin Hagen: Doctor Baker
- Dabbs Greer: Reverend Alden
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