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 2, Episode 6 The Reluctant Runaway

First Aired: November 23, 1982

Conclusion. In St. Louis, Murphy (Merlin Olsen) searches for Will (Timothy Gibbs), who has fallen in with a ring of young thieves. Adamantine: Courtenay McWhinney. Polly: Heather McAdam. Mae: Katherine Cannon.

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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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