Father Murphy

A good-hearted frontiersman dresses as a priest to start an orphanage for a group of kids whose homes have been destroyed by an evil mining manager. Father Murphy, an NBC series about an 1870s gold miner who occasionally pretends to be a Catholic priest in order to keep officials from closing his orphanage school, premiered in a special two-hour presentation on Tuesday. Nov. 3 1981. Merlin Olsen stars in the title role.

Show Info

Airs on: United States NBC (1981 - 1983)
Schedule: Tuesdays (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama Family Western

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