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Season 2, Episode 12 The Rockets' Red Glare

First Aired: June 1, 1983

Murphy befriends an elderly drifter (Arthur Peterson), unaware he's an escaped convict. Haskell: Paul Larson. Murphy: Merlin Olsen. Garrett: Burr DeBenning. Ephram: Scott Mellini. Moses: Moses Gunn.

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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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