The Faith Healer


Episode Info

James Olson guest stars as "Reverend" Edward Danforth, a bombastic faith healer who descends upon Walnut Grove. So persuasive is Danforth's rhetoric and his laying-on-of-hands technique that soon both Rev. Alden (Dabbs Greer) and Doc Baker (Kevin Hagen) are shunned by the community as being hopelessly old-fashioned. But Danforth is exposed as a fraud when tragedy strikes in the home of a boy suffering from a ruptured appendix.


James Olson
as Rev. Edward Danforth
Sidney Greenbush
as Carrie Ingalls
Michael Landon
as Charles Ingalls
Katherine MacGregor
as Harriet Oleson
Dabbs Greer
as Rev. Alden
Alison Arngrim
as Nellie Oleson
Jonathan Gilbert
as Willie Oleson
Melissa Gilbert
as Laura Ingalls
Karen Grassle
as Caroline Ingalls
Richard Bull
as Nels Oleson
Kevin Hagen
as Dr. Baker
Merlin Olsen
as Jonathan Garvey
Hersha Parady
as Alice Garvey
Tom Rosqui
as Matthew Dobbs
Matthew Laborteaux
as Albert Quinn Ingalls
Wendi Turnbaugh
as Grace Ingalls
Brenda Turnbaugh
as Grace Ingalls
Lucy Lee Flippin
as Eliza Jane Wilder
Dean Butler
as Almanzo Wilder
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