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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Gwen Arner

Writers:

John D. Weaver (story "A Matter of Principle"), Neal Miller (teleplay) (as Morton Neal Miller) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Arkin ... Flagg Purdy
Barbara Dana Barbara Dana ... Ada Purdy
Tony Arkin Tony Arkin ... Edgar Purdy
Danny Corkill ... Cousin Laura's Boy (as Dan Corkill)
Gary Cole ... Man with Xmas Tree
Deanna Dunagan ... Miss Keyes
Aaron Freeman Aaron Freeman ... Otey Hartsook
Daniel Garza II Daniel Garza II ... Purdy Baby
Cinnamon Idles Cinnamon Idles ... Eleanor Purdy
Alison Jacoby Alison Jacoby ... Nellie Mae Purdy
Corey Kasdin Corey Kasdin ... Billy Joe Purdy
Mark David Kennerly ... Jeb (as Mark Kennerly)
Virginia Madsen ... Lou Ellen Purdy
Brendan Phillips Brendan Phillips ... Dink Kibler
Samuel Schmidt 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1984 (USA) See more »

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Followed by Raising Flagg (2006) See more »

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