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Father Dowling Mysteries

The Prodigal Son Mystery (Season 3, Episode 14)
TV Episode | 47 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Father Dowling has received the shock of his life. A young man has shown up at St. Michael's Parish claiming to be his son. Before Frank can get to know his son, he vanishes, then is charged with murder. Can Father Dowling save his son ...See moreFather Dowling has received the shock of his life. A young man has shown up at St. Michael's Parish claiming to be his son. Before Frank can get to know his son, he vanishes, then is charged with murder. Can Father Dowling save his son from the murder charge? Written by dominic-m-730-399600 See less
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Writers
Dean Hargrove (developed for television by) (story) | Joel Steiger (developed for television by) | Jack Burditt (teleplay) | Joyce Burditt (story) | Ralph McInerny (based upon characters from the "Father Dowling Mystery" books by)
Composers
Dick DeBenedictis (as Dick De Benedictis) | Arthur Kempel
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Jan 31, 1991

Release date
Jan 31, 1991 (United States)

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15 cast members
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Tom Bosley
Father Frank Dowling Father Frank Dowling   See fewer
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Tracy Nelson
Sister Stephanie 'Steve' Oskowski Sister Stephanie 'Steve' Oskowski   See fewer
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James Stephens
Father Philip Prestwick Father Philip Prestwick   See fewer
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Mary Wickes
Marie Murkin Marie Murkin   See fewer
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Michael MacRae
Bill Crawford Bill Crawford   See fewer
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Kate Vernon
Rita Winters Rita Winters   See fewer
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Vincent Guastaferro
Mike Malone Mike Malone   See fewer
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Regina Krueger
Sgt. Clancy Sgt. Clancy   See fewer
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Patricia Estrin
Susan Connell Susan Connell   See fewer
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Richard Bright
Jimmy C. Jimmy C.   See fewer
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Angela Paton
Bates' Secretary Bates' Secretary   See fewer
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Pat Renella
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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Dona Hardy
Old Lady Old Lady   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.5 / 10 | 24 votes