Father Murphy

  • 1981
  • TV Show
  • None

Michael Landon created this warm family drama about an 1870s frontiersman who poses as a priest to care for a group of orphans whose parents were killed when their mining town was destroyed. To keep the children from ending up in a workhouse, `Father' Murphy ran an orphanage called Gold Hill School with the help of local teacher Mae. The two eventually (more…)

Season 1, Episode 2 Pilot Episode

First Aired: November 3, 1981

In the conclusion of the series pilot, Murphy and Moses (Merlin Olsen, Moses Gunn) establish a school for orphans, and Murphy confronts Garrett about mining claims. Garrett: Burr DeBenning. Tuttle: Ivy Bethune. Mae: Katherine Cannon. Will: Timothy Gibbs.

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  • Premiered: November 3, 1981
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: Michael Landon created this warm family drama about an 1870s frontiersman who poses as a priest to care for a group of orphans whose parents were killed when their mining town was destroyed. To keep the children from ending up in a workhouse, `Father' Murp… (more)

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