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 2, Episode 1 Happiness Is...

First Aired: September 28, 1982

The newlywed Murphys (Merlin Olsen, Katherine Cannon) honeymoon in Omaha, where they meet Mae's former beau (Frederic Cook) and an 11-year-old hustler (Chez Lister). Jed Matthews: Charles Lampkin.

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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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