Dallas: The Early Years


3h 1986

Brief Synopsis

The origins of the feuds and fortunes of the Ewings and Barnes clan are chronicled in this self-contained "prequel" to the popular "Dallas" series, spanning the years from the Depression through the early 1950s. Larry Hagman, as J.R. Ewing, spins the tale which unfolds entirely in flashback and has

Film Details

Also Known As
Early Years, The
Release Date
1986
Location
Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Dallas, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
3h

Synopsis

The origins of the feuds and fortunes of the Ewings and Barnes clan are chronicled in this self-contained "prequel" to the popular "Dallas" series, spanning the years from the Depression through the early 1950s. Larry Hagman, as J.R. Ewing, spins the tale which unfolds entirely in flashback and has a cast of relatively unfamiliar faces as younger versions of the two long-warring families in their adventurous early years.

This concept of devoting an entire story to the backgrounds of a popular TV show's characters is relatively rare and usually done (as in the case of "St. Elsewhere") as an integral part of the series itself. Filmed entirely on location in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, this three-hour melodrama received Emmy Award nominations for costume design and sound editing.

Film Details

Also Known As
Early Years, The
Release Date
1986
Location
Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Dallas, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
3h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States March 23, 1986