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 8 John Michael Murphy---R.I.P.

First Aired: December 7, 1982

A tall tale and some circumstantial evidence identify Murphy and Moses as notorious bank robbers---just before the real outlaws hit town. Merlin Olsen, Moses Gunn. Grizzly Bates: Eddie Quillan. Billie Bob: Dub Taylor. Big Jake: Bruce M. Fischer.

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