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 married...read more

Season 1, Episode 10 Graduation

First Aired: January 5, 1982

An old miner (Douglas V. Fowley) asks Mae for "book learnin' " to court a widow. Ruby Dobbins: Amzie Strickland. Mae: Katherine Cannon. Rodman: Charles Tyner. Tuttle: Ivy Bethune. Murphy: Merlin Olsen.

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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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