Flag Purdy, a "man of many principles" must learn the hard lesson of compromisation in order to keep his wife and children. The "final straw" comes when Flag's wife and children bring a ... See full summary »

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Flagg Purdy
Barbara Dana ...
Ada Purdy
Tony Arkin ...
Edgar Purdy
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Cousin Laura's Boy (as Dan Corkill)
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Man with Xmas Tree
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Miss Keyes
Aaron Freeman ...
Otey Hartsook
Daniel Garza II ...
Purdy Baby
Cinnamon Idles ...
Eleanor Purdy
Alison Jacoby ...
Nellie Mae Purdy
Corey Kasdin ...
Billy Joe Purdy
Mark D. Kennerly ...
Jeb (as Mark Kennerly)
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Lou Ellen Purdy
Brendan Phillips ...
Dink Kibler
Samuel Schmidt ...
Orville Wright Purdy
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Flag Purdy, a "man of many principles" must learn the hard lesson of compromisation in order to keep his wife and children. The "final straw" comes when Flag's wife and children bring a Christmas tree into his house. Flag's principles will not allow such extravagances, and he destroys the tree. The next morning Flag's wife, Ada, and the children are gone. Flag learns his lesson in time for Christmas, and as Ada says, "A man with as many principles as Flag, some of them are bound to be wrong.". Written by alison tyminski <kathleen.tyminski@sympatico.ca>

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3 December 1984 (USA)  »

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