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 4 Outrageous Fortune

First Aired: November 9, 1982

A bogus detective (Peter Haskell) identifies a Gold Hill girl (Happy La Shelle) as the heir to a fortune. Sheriff: Walter Barnes. Nathan Alley: John Fiedler. Murphy: Merlin Olsen. Mae: Katherine Cannon.

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