The Calamitous Courting of Hetty King

The Calamitous Courting of Hetty King is episode twelve of the third season of the Sullivan Entertainment long-form television series Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) and episode 38 overall. It first aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on 29 March 1992 and on the Disney Channel on 30 November 1992. It was written by Marlene Matthews and directed by Stuart Gillard. It was preceded by “High Society” and followed by “Old Friends, Old Wounds.”

This episode stars series regulars Sarah Polley (Sara Stanley), Jackie Burroughs (Hetty King), Mag Ruffman (Olivia Dale), Zachary Bennett (Felix King), Gema Zamprogna (Felicity King), and Lally Cadeau (Janet King); absent from this episode is series regular Cedric Smith (Alec King). Guest stars include Ned Beatty (Wally Higgens), Patricia Hamilton (Rachel Lynde), John Gilbert (Wellington Campbell), and Michael Mahonen (Gus Pike).

A novelization by Fiona McHugh, as volume 28 of the Road to Avonlea book series, was published in 1995.

Credits

Opening Credits

A KEVIN SULLIVAN PRODUCTION

ROAD TO AVONLEA

SARAH POLLEY [Sara Stanley]

JACKIE BURROUGHS [Hetty King]

MAG RUFFMAN [Olivia Dale]

ZACHARY BENNETT [Felix King], GEMA ZAMPROGNA [Felicity King]

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

With
JOHN GILBERT [Wellington Campbell]
MICHAEL MAHONEN [Gus Pike]

Special Guest Star: PATRICIA HAMILTON as Rachel Lynde

Special Guest Star: NED BEATTY as Wally Higgens

Art Direction: NANCEY PANKIW
Director of Photography: MANFRED GUTHE, c.s.c.
Costume Design: MADELEINE STEWART
Casting: ANNE TAIT
Edited by GORDON McCLELLAN
Music Composed by JOHN WELSMAN
Written by MARLENE MATTHEWS
Executives in Charge of Production: DEBORAH BERNSTEIN for C.B.C., CATHY JOHNSON for the Disney Channel
Line Producer: BRIAN LESLIE PARKER
Executive Producers: TRUDY GRANT, KEVIN SULLIVAN
Directed by STUART GILLARD

Ending Credits

Sara Stanley: SARAH POLLEY
Hetty King: JACKIE BURROUGHS
Wally Higgens: NED BEATTY
Rachel Lynde: PATRICIA HAMILTON
Olivia Dale: MAG RUFFMAN
Felix King: ZACHARY BENNETT
Felicity King: GEMA ZAMPROGNA
Janet King: LALLY CADEAU
Cecily King: HARMONY CRAMP
Gus Pike: MICHAEL MAHONEN
Wellington Campbell: JOHN GILBERT
Mrs. Potts: MAJA ARDAL
Mrs. Bugle: BARBARA HAMILTON
Mrs. Lawson: ELVA MAI HOOVER
Bert Potts: ROGER DUNN
Archie Gillis: JOHN FRIESEN
Rupert Gillis: MICHAEL LONGSTAFF
Sally Potts: TARA MEYER
Jane Spry: VALENTINA CARDINALLI
Stunt Performers: ALISON REID, TOM BISHOP, JOHN STONEHAM SR., LAURA BOSTON

Senior Story Editor: DEBORAH NATHAN
Story Editor: HELEN ASIMAKIS
Production Manager: JOSEPH BOCCIA
1st Asst. Director: LIBBY HODGSON
2nd Asst. Director: RANDI RICHMOND
3rd Asst. Director: RICK KUSH
Camera Operator: ANDY CHMURA
Location Manager: ARTHUR CLARKE
Assistant Location Manager: DAN MATTHEWS
Script Supervisor: ELAINE YARISH
1st Assistant Art Director: KENNETH M. WATKINS
2nd Assistant Art Director: JOAN PARKINSON
Set Decorator: IAN WHEATLEY
Asst. Set Decorator: TERRY EDWARDS
Set Buyer: MICHAEL P. HARRIS
Set Decorator Driver: MATTHEW GARLAND
Property Master: GREG PELCHAT
Assistant Property Master: KEN CLARK
Make-up Design: MARILYN TERRY
Assistant Make-up: DOROTHY SMITH
Hair Design: PAUL ELLIOT
Assistant Hair: CAROL MARINOFF
Assistant Costume Designer: QUITA ALFRED
Wardrobe Mistress: KAREN MATTHEWS RENAUT
Assistant Wardrobe: TRACYLEE GUERIN, STACEY COKER
Cutter: GRAHAM DOCHERTY
Tailor: CARL DOCHERTY
Seamstresses: LOREEN LIGHTFOOT, FRANCINE TANGUAY
Production Accountant: RONALD J. GILBERT
Assistant Accountant: SARA HOLMES
Assistant to the Producer: JULIE STEINER
Production Co-ordinator: SUSAN PHILLIPS
Production Secretary: HELENE VALINSKY
Production Assistant: NANCY SORGE
Trainee Asst. Director: MATTHEW WEINSTEIN
1st Asst. Camera: KERRY SMART
2nd Asst. Camera: WENDY WALGATE
Camera Trainee: ANDREW PEART
Stills Photographer: MICHAELIN McDERMOTT
Sound Mixer: OWEN LANGEVIN
Boom Operator: STEPHEN SWITZER
Sound Trainee: DENIS BELLINGHAM
Gaffer: GARY W. DENEAULT
Best Boy: GORDON ELDRIDGE
Electrics: R.L. HANNAH, RICHARD YOUNG
Generator Operator: IAN FOULDS
Rigging Gaffer: DAVE KELLNER
Key Grip: RANDAL TAMBLING
2nd Grip: MIKE KIRILENKO
Dolly Grip: RON RENZETTI
Grip: SAM TURTURICI
Rigging Grip: JAMES KOHNE
Transportation Co-ordinator: WILF BELL
Driver Captain: BILL JACKSON
Head Driver: BILL HAGAN
Drivers: GARY FLANAGAN, BRIAN O’HARA, JOHN COCKS, HARRY ROSS
Honey Wagon Driver: KEVIN WILSON
Location Security: SHOW-CALL PRODUCTIONS
Animal Wrangler: LIONEL PURCELL
Skating Coach: LAURIE FARRANCE
Craft Service: SEAN PARKER, BRAD GRATKOWSKI
Catering: CAPERS ON LOCATION
Inventory Supervisor: JENNIFER WINNICK
Inventory Assistant: PATRICIA LA PIANTA
Extras Casting: DONNA DUPERE
Casting Assistant: LAURA JAMES
Miss Polley’s Tutor: LAURIE FARRANCE
Tutor: JANICE CAMERON
Stunt Co-ordinator: ALISON REID
Unit Publicist: THE PUBLICITY COMPANY
Special Effects Supervisor: ARTHUR LANGEVIN
Special Effects: BRAD MIDDLETON, BOB HALL
Construction Co-ordinator: WEITS JEKEL
Head Carpenter: JACOB HAAK
Head Painter: MELISSA MORGAN
Post Production Supervisor: BEN WILKINSON
Post Production Co-ordinator: ALICE M. LAKE
Supervising Sound Editor: JEREMY MacLAVERTY
Dialogue Editor: TIM ROBERTS
Asst. Sound Editor: DENIS BLAIS
Assistant Picture Editor: FIONA PATERSON
Second Assistant Picture Editor: MHAIRI KERR
Post Production Asst.: PAUL VU
Foley Artist: GARY DAPRATO
Studio Sound Mixer: DANIEL PELLERIN
Asst. Sound Mixer: TODD B. WARREN
On Line Editor: FRANK BIASI
Colourist: BILL FERWERDA
Title & Optical Editor: BERNIE CLAYTON
Music Consultant: ANNE LEDERMAN
Music Conducted By GLENN MORLEY
Music Assistant: DONALD QUAN
Music Recorded By HAYWARD PARROTT
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 CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
THE ESTATE OF L.M. MONTGOMERY
THE TOWNSHIP OF UXBRIDGE
MEDALLION/PFA FILM & VIDEO
MAGNETIC NORTH
CINESPACE STUDIOS
FILM OPTICALS
WILLIAM F. WHITE LIMITED
THE FILM HOUSE GROUP
NUMBERS
JONATHAN WALFORD

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
ROSE COTTAGE PRODUCTIONS INC.
in association with
THE CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
THE DISNEY CHANNEL
and with the participation of
TELEFILM CANADA

© ROSE COTTAGE PRODUCTIONS INC.
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