Pressured by "Tommy," who fears the military's influence on their son -- she caught the boy playing with and firing his father's gun -- Damon reluctantly leaves the Army and takes a job in ... See full synopsis »

Director:

E.W. Swackhamer

Writers:

Peter S. Fischer, Anton Myrer (novel)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Cliff Potts Cliff Potts ... Courtenay Massengale
Darleen Carr ... Tommy Caldwell
Amy Irving ... Emily Pawlfrey Massengale
Glenn Ford ... George Caldwell
Ralph Bellamy ... Ed Caldwell
Dane Clark ... Harry Sheppard
Andrew Duggan ... Gen. McKelvey
Lynda Day George ... Marge Krisler
Gary Grimes ... Jack Devlin
Clu Gulager ... Alvin Merrick
Robert Hogan ... Ben Krisler
Kim Hunter ... Kitty Damon
David Huddleston ... Earl Preis
Juliet Mills ... Joyce
Harriet Nelson ... Harriet Nelson
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Storyline

Pressured by "Tommy," who fears the military's influence on their son -- she caught the boy playing with and firing his father's gun -- Damon reluctantly leaves the Army and takes a job in a factory owned by his wife's uncle in Erie, Pennsylvania. Damon brings new efficiencies to the factory and forces out some men whose racial prejudice has terrorized a co-worker. These actions result in the co-worker's 12-year-old son shooting and killing the ring-leader of his father's tormentors. The boy then flees. Still not comfortable with civilian life, however, and concerned about the build-up of hostile forces in both Europe and the Pacific, Damon rejoins the Army and, in 1938, is posted to the Philippine Islands where the runaway boy, now a soldier, faces more racial prejudice. Meanwhile, in Washington D.C., Courtenay Massengale and wife Emily are having trouble with daughter Jinny who's just been expelled from school. Emily wants her husband to intervene with the school but Massengale is ...

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Genres:

Drama | War

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1976 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Sam Damon: I am what I am. A soldier.
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