The Hope Chest of Arabella King

The Hope Chest of Arabella King is episode twelve of the first season of the Sullivan Entertainment long-form television series Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) and episode 12 overall. It first aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on 4 November 1990 and on the Disney Channel on 14 May 1990. It was written by Heather Conkie and directed by Don McBrearty. It was preceded by “The Witch of Avonlea” and followed by “Nothing Endures but Change.” It also aired on home video and DVD under the title “The Blue Chest of Arabella King.”

This episode stars series regulars Sarah Polley (Sara Stanley), Jackie Burroughs (Hetty King), Lally Cadeau (Janet King), Cedric Smith (Alec King), Gema Zamprogna (Felicity King), Mag Ruffman (Olivia King), and Zachary Bennett (Felix King). Guest stars include R.H. Thomson (Jasper Dale) and Ron White (Mr. Tyler).

A novelization by Linda Zwicker, as volume 10 of the Road to Avonlea book series, was published in Canada in 1991 and the United States in 1993.

Home Video: Road to Avonlea, Volume 6. A Sullivan Films Production. Astral Communications, 1990. Road to Avonlea: Family Rivalry/The Blue Chest of Arabella King. Sullivan Entertainment’s. Sullivan Entertainment, 2001.

DVD: Road to Avonlea: The Complete First Season. Sullivan Entertainment Presents. Sullivan Entertainment, 2002. Tales from Avonlea: The Complete First Season. Disney Presents. Walt Disney Home Video, 2005. Road to Avonlea: The Complete First Season / Les Contes d’Avonlea: L’intégrale de la première saison. Sullivan Entertainment, 2009.

Credits

Opening Credits

A KEVIN SULLIVAN PRODUCTION

ROAD TO AVONLEA

SARAH POLLEY [Sara Stanley]

JACKIE BURROUGHS [Hetty King]

LALLY CADEAU [Janet King], CEDRIC SMITH [Alec King]

GEMA ZAMPROGNA [Felicity King]
MAG RUFFMAN [Olivia King]
ZACHARY BENNETT [Felix King]

Special Guest Star: R.H. THOMSON [Jasper Dale]

With RON WHITE [Mr. Tyler]

Art Direction: PERRI GORRARA
Director of Photography: MANFRED GUTHE, c.s.c.
Costume Design: MADELEINE STEWART
Casting: ANNE TAIT
Written by HEATHER CONKIE
Story Editor: LUCIE HALL
Edited by JAMES LAHTI
Music Composed by JOHN WELSMAN
Executives in Charge of Production: DEBORAH BERNSTEIN for C.B.C., CATHY JOHNSON for the Disney Channel
Executive Producers: KEVIN SULLIVAN, TRUDY GRANT
Directed by DON McBREARTY

Ending Credits

Sara Stanley: SARAH POLLEY
Hetty King: JACKIE BURROUGHS
Jasper Dale: R.H. THOMSON
Mr. Tyler: RON WHITE
Olivia King: MAG RUFFMAN
Alec King: CEDRIC SMITH
Janet King: LALLY CADEAU
Felicity King: GEMA ZAMPROGNA
Felix King: ZACHARY BENNETT
Andrew King: JOEL BLAKE
Cecily King: HARMONY CRAMP
Mrs. Lawson: ELVA MAI HOOVER
Pat Frewen: GORDON MASTEN
Mrs. Simpson: HELEN BEAVIS
Older Lady: GLADYS O’CONNOR
Old Lady’s Daughter: JANE DINGLE
Banker: PHILP WYNNE

Line Producer: LEN D’AGOSTINO
Production Manager: BRIAN LESLIE PARKER
1st Asst. Director: LIBBY HODGSON
2nd Asst. Director: ROCCO GISMONDI
3rd Asst. Director: ROSE TEDESCO
Camera Operator: ANDY CHUMURA
Location Manager: JOSEPH BOCCIA
Assistant Location Manager: ARTHUR CLARKE
Script Supervisor: DOROTHY PFAHL
1st Assistant Art Director: NANCEY PANKIW
2nd Assistant Art Director: SUSIE MAH
Drafting: TOM DOHERTY, BARBRA MATIS
Head Set Decorator: DAN CONLEY
Set Decorators: ELENA KENNEY, JARO DICK
Set Dresser: DAVID JAQUEST
Property Master: J. TRACY BUDD
Assistant Property Master: TORY BELLINGHAM
Make-up Design: LINDA L. GILL
Assistant Make-up Artist: MARILYN TERRY
Hairdresser: PAUL ELLIOT
Assistant Hairdresser: KELLY BRENNAN
Wardrobe Mistress: MICHELE HARNEY
1st Asst. Wardrobe: KAREN RENAULT
Sewer: GRAHAM DOCHERTY
Tailor: CARL DOCHERTY
Cutter: EVAN AYOTTE
Prod. Accountant: RONALD J. GILBERT
Assistant Production Accountant: ELAINE SCOTT
Payroll Clerk: MARGIE SCHNEIDERMAN
Prod. Coordinator: SUSAN PHILLIPS
Production Secretary: DAWN L. SINKO
Production Assistant: DAN MATTHEWS
Trainee Asst. Dir.: GRANT LUCIBELLO
1st Asst. Camera: KERRY SMART
2nd Asst. Camera: WENDY WALGATE
Camera Trainee: RICHARD W. BROWN
Stills Photographer: MICHAELIN McDERMOTT
Sound Mixer: OWEN LANGEVIN
Boom Operator: KEN PORTER
Sound Trainee: JOHNNY MOTYER
Gaffer: GARY W. DENEAULT
Rigging Gaffer: ROBERT CONDIE
Best Boy: MICHAEL GALBRAITH
Electricians: JAMES MacCAMMON, BARRY GOODWIN
Generator Operator: IAN FOULDS
Key Grip: RANDY TAMBLING
Second Grip: MIKE KIRILENKO
Dolly Grip: RON RENZETTI
Grip: ROBERT RICE
Transportation Coordinator: WILF BELL
Driver Captains: BRUCE RAYMER, TIM HILTS
Honeywagon Driver: KEVIN WILSON
Animal Wrangler: LIONEL PURCELL
Craft Service: ELAINE PAGE, JEFF OTTO
Catering: MICHAELSON’S FOOD SERVICES, CANADA INC.
Extras Casting: ROSE LEWIS CASTING
Sarah Polley’s Tutor: LAUREL BRESNAHAN
Tutor: JANICE NUTTER
Children’s Coordinator: AEDEN LANGEVIN
Unit Publicist: THE PUBLICITY COMPANY, GENEVIEVE KIERANS, CAROL MARKS-GEORGE
Stunt Coordinator: DENNIS CHRISTENSEN
Stunts: THE STUNT TEAM
Special Effects: ARTHUR LANGEVIN
Construction Coordinator: WIETS JEKEL
Head Carpenter: JACOB HAAK
Scenic Artist: MELISSA MORGAN-KELNER
Post-Production Supervisor: GREGOR HUTCHISON
Post-Production Assistant: SHAUNE SYLVESTER
Assistant Editor: VICTORIA ROSE
Video Editor: BERNIE CLAYTON
Colorist: BILL FERWERDA
Supervising Sound Editor: JEREMY MacLAVERTY
Assistant Sound Editors: KRIS ENGEL, MHAIRI KERR
Dialogue Editor: TIMOTHY ROBERTS
Foley Artist: DONNA POWELL
Studio Sound Mixer: DANIEL PELLERIN
Assistant Sound Mixer: TODD B. WARREN
Series Developed by FIONA McHUGH

Wardrobe Services by
COSPROP, LONDON ENGLAND

Production Services Provided by
SULLIVAN FILMS INC.

The Production Gratefully Acknowledges
JOEY & TOBY TANENBAUM
HAMILTON REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
THE ESTATE OF L.M. MONTGOMERY
THE TOWN OF UXBRIDGE
PICKERING VILLAGE MUSEUM
PINEGROVE CHURCH
PFA FILM AND VIDEO LABORATORIES
VIDEO ATLANTIC
CINESPACE STUDIOS
FILM OPTICALS
WILLIAM F. WHITE
THE FILM HOUSE GROUP

The characters and incidents portrayed in
this motion picture are entirely fictitious.
Any resemblance to any person living or
dead is purely coincidental.

Adapted from the novels
THE STORY GIRL
THE GOLDEN ROAD
CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA
FURTHER CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA
by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Produced by
Story Girl Productions Inc.
in association with
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
The Disney Channel
and with the participation of
Telefilm Canada

© Story Girl Productions Inc.
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