A Matter of Principle

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  • NR
  • 53 min
  • 7.0  (79)

Scrooge may be alive and well and living in West Virginia in the person of Flagg Purdy. He won't pay the county phone tax, and he won't allow his wife and eleven children to celebrate any holiday. He rules his life, and theirs, by his "principles". But something has just happened to his well-ordered universe. Flagg's favorite daughter has decided to get married and to celebrate a certain winter holiday complete with a tree and presents. Christmas is coming to the Purdy household. The serious, and often hilarious, family confrontations that follow sow the seed of women's liberation and face Purdy with the question of whether love is more important than pride. A story of love, devotion, relationships and Christmas adapted for PBS from John D. Weaver's humorous story starring twice Academy Award nominated and Tony Award-winning actor Alan Arkin and his real life wife, Barbara Dana.

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Scrooge may be alive and well and living in West Virginia in the person of Flagg Purdy. He won't pay the county phone tax, and he won't allow his wife and eleven children to celebrate any holiday. He rules his life, and theirs, by his "principles". But something has just happened to his well-ordered universe. Flagg's favorite daughter has decided to get married and to celebrate a certain winter holiday complete with a tree and presents. Christmas is coming to the Purdy household. The serious, and often hilarious, family confrontations that follow sow the seed of women's liberation and face Purdy with the question of whether love is more important than pride.

A story of love, devotion, relationships and Christmas adapted for PBS from John D. Weaver's humorous story starring twice Academy Award nominated and Tony Award-winning actor Alan Arkin and his real life wife, Barbara Dana.

A Matter of Principle is a science fiction movie with a runtime of 53 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0.

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A Matter of Principle is available to watch free on Tubi TV. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Fandor and Amazon. Some platforms allow you to rent A Matter of Principle for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    53 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (79)