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 5 The Reluctant Runaway

First Aired: November 16, 1982

The secrecy surrounding Mae's pregnancy proves an embarrassment for Will: he assumes the bedroom Murphy is building is for him. Part 1 of two. Timothy Gibbs, Katherine Cannon, Merlin Olsen. Doc Thompson: Warren Munson. Polly: Heather McAdam.

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