Little House on the Prairie (film)

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Little House on the Prairie
Genre Western drama
Based on Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Written by Blanche Hanalis
Directed by Michael Landon
Narrated by Melissa Gilbert
Theme music composer David Rose
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Ed Friendly
Michael Landon
Producer(s) Kent McCray (associate producer)
Cinematography Ted Voigtlander
Editor(s) John Loeffler
Running time 96 minutes
Production company(s) NBC Productions
Ed Friendly Productions
Original network NBC
Original release March 30, 1974 (1974-03-30)
Followed by Little House on the Prairie (TV series)

Little House on the Prairie is a 1974 American made-for-television film which served as the pilot to the Little House on the Prairie TV series. It is closely based on the Little House on the Prairie novel; second of the "Little House" series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.


The movie starts with the Ingalls family leaving their little house in the Big Woods and starting for West. After long and adventurous journey they stop in the Indian Country. Charles builds a house, starts farming, they have Indians visit them and for the first time meet Mr. Edwards. After a year, they are visited by the soldiers and learn they have to leave. After having packed everything, they set off on a new journey


Production notes[edit]

  • Filmed in California from January 7 to 20, 1974
  • First broadcast March 30, 1974
  • Broadcast in the series' first season on September 11, 1974

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