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Father Murphy (1981–1983)

Not Rated
TV Series | 48 min | Drama, Family, Western

John Murphy leads a struggle against a mining boss causing some children to be orphaned. Assuming responsibility, he poses as a priest to circumvent authorities. He and schoolteacher Mae struggle to provide everyday needs for two dozen children.
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Updated Nov 3, 1981

Release date (First episode)
Nov 3, 1981 (United States)

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Merlin Olsen
John Michael Murphy John Michael Murphy   See fewer
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Katherine Cannon
Mae Woodward Mae Woodward   See fewer
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Timothy Gibbs
Will Adams Will Adams   See fewer
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Moses Gunn
Moses Gage Moses Gage   See fewer
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Scott Mellini
Ephram Winkler / Ephram Ephram Winkler / Ephram   See fewer
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Lisa Trusel
Lizette Winkler / Lizette Lizette Winkler / Lizette   See fewer
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Kirk Brennan
David Sims / David / Boy #1 David Sims / David / Boy #1   See fewer
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Byron Thames
Matt Sims / Matt / Boy #2 Matt Sims / Matt / Boy #2   See fewer
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Jason Anderson
Jason / Josh / Tiny Boy Jason / Josh / Tiny Boy   See fewer
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Richard Bergman
Father Joe Parker Father Joe Parker   See fewer
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Charles Cooper
Sheriff Sheriff   See fewer
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Bob G. Anthony
Griffith / Storekeeper Griffith / Storekeeper   See fewer
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Charles Tyner
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Warren Munson
Dr. Thompson Dr. Thompson   See fewer
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Ivy Bethune
Miss Tuttle Miss Tuttle   See fewer
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Paul Garrett / Richard Garrett Paul Garrett / Richard Garrett   See fewer
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Jenny Beck
Henrietta Henrietta   See fewer
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Jack Lilley
Stage Driver / Driver / Gambler Stage Driver / Driver / Gambler   See fewer
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Jack Dunlap
Customer / Deputy / Miner / Miner #1 Customer / Deputy / Miner / Miner #1   See fewer
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Austin Judson
Al / Doc / Farmer / Man Al / Doc / Farmer / Man   See fewer
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Clint / George / Lee / Sheriff Clint / George / Lee / Sheriff   See fewer
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Knight #2 / Miner #2 Knight #2 / Miner #2   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 203 votes