Father Murphy

  • 1981
  • 2 Seasons

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…)

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Season 2, Episode 2 The Father Figure

First Aired: October 5, 1982

After killing a man in self-defense, Murphy must deal with his grief and the hatred of the man's son (Christian Hoff). Merlin Olsen. Sarah: Katie Hanley-Credre. Earl: James Hess. Moses: Moses Gunn.

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