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23 September 1969 (USA) See more »
The relationship between a widowed state governor and his hip daughter J.J. Full summary »
Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 14)

Dan Dailey ... Gov. William Drinkwater (39 episodes, 1969-1970)

Julie Sommars ... Jennifer Jo Drinkwater (39 episodes, 1969-1970)

James T. Callahan ... George Callison (23 episodes, 1969-1970)
Nora Marlowe ... Sara Andrews (22 episodes, 1969-1970)
Neva Patterson ... Maggie McLeod (22 episodes, 1969-1970)

Series Directed by
Alan Rafkin (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jay Sandrich (7 episodes, 1969-1970)
Leonard Stern (4 episodes, 1969)
Dan Dailey (4 episodes, 1970)
Lee Philips (2 episodes, 1969)
George Tyne (2 episodes, 1970)
Series Writing credits
Leonard Stern (39 episodes, 1969-1970)
Arne Sultan (38 episodes, 1969-1970)
Earl Barret (19 episodes, 1969-1970)
Chris Hayward (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Barbara Avedon (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Bill Manhoff (2 episodes, 1970)

Series Produced by
Budd Cherry .... associate producer (39 episodes, 1969-1970)
Leonard Stern .... executive producer (39 episodes, 1969-1970)
Arne Sultan .... producer (39 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Original Music by
Jerry Fielding (33 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Cinematography by
William T. Cline (33 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Film Editing by
Douglas Hines (1 episode, 1970)
Series Casting by
Pat Harris (16 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Art Direction by
Perry Ferguson II (8 episodes, 1970)
Series Set Decoration by
Donald J. Sullivan (7 episodes, 1970)
Series Makeup Department
Lon Bentley .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 1970)
Lynda Gurasich .... hair stylist (8 episodes, 1970)
Series Production Management
Ted Rich .... post-production supervisor (33 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hap Weyman .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1970)
Series Sound Department
Cam McCulloch .... sound mixer (8 episodes, 1970)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
James V. King .... camera operator (31 episodes, 1969-1970)
Gil Clasen .... camera coordinator (8 episodes, 1970)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Harris Jr. .... costumer: men (8 episodes, 1970)
Dorothy H. Rodgers .... costumer: women (8 episodes, 1970)
Series Music Department
Gene Feldman .... supervising music editor (8 episodes, 1970)
Don B. Ray .... music supervisor (4 episodes, 1970)
Bruce Broughton .... music supervisor (2 episodes, 1970)
Series Other crew
Earl Barret .... story editor (38 episodes, 1969-1970)
Harry R. Sherman .... production executive (32 episodes, 1969-1970)
Reza Badiyi .... title visualization (8 episodes, 1970)
Hope Williams .... script supervisor (8 episodes, 1970)

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30 min (39 episodes)
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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Young and whining VS older and cool, 31 January 2001
Author: ( from st. pete, fl usa

Of course if any govenor had a daughter like this he would hide her in a closet. The one thing that I remember from this series is that they were always fighting. She rarely ever saw his side of things. I guess it was uncool to agree with anything an older folk thinks.

Dan Dailey was great as the father/governor BUT Julie Sommars's character, JJ/daughter was irritating. I know it was the script not Ms Sommars fault, but she never was happy with her father unless he gave into her demands. I was a kid when this came out and I couldn't understand her then. She did wear groovy clothes though and was pretty hot looking.

I always liked Dan Dailey. If it were more 50/50 on the show it would have been more enjoyable AND believable. She seemed to get her way on every show. Just because you're young and hip, does not make you right.

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