Father Murphy: Season 1, Episode 18

Laddie (21 Mar. 1982)

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Fr. Parker sells the kids favorite old horse, Laddie, not knowing the kids attachment to the horse. Some of the kids take off after the rustlers to save Laddie.



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Episode credited cast:
Lisa Trusel ...
Scott Mellini ...
Kirk Brennan ...
Richard Bergman ...
Father Joe Parker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jenny Beck ...
Charles Cooper ...
Jerry Gatlin ...
Tom Roy Lowe ...
Trail Boss


Gold Hill is running out of money, so when a cowboy drops by and offers to buy and old horse name Laddy, Fr. Parker sells it for $15. But he doesn't know that Laddie is the kids favorite and doesn't not knowing the kids attachment to the horse. The kids hatch a plan to go save Laddie and take off after the rustlers. After Mae and Moses find out about the plan, Moses catches up with the kids. They talk him into going to talk to the rustlers. But he finds out that they are stealing horses and is beaten for it. After waiting a while for Moses to return and he doesn't they find him at a ladies house near death. Lizette goes to Jackson for the sheriff, while the rest of the kids go after Laddie. Written by dtwiddo@yahoo

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Drama | Family | Western





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21 March 1982 (USA)  »

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The area that the rustlers rest up at, and the children catch up to them, is the same area as the Pilot opening scene with the horses. See more »


At the river scene, Will takes off with Laddie after the bullets he put in the fire start going off. Rawlins takes off after him. THEN Murphy, Sheriff and a posse show up. Will and Rawlins are off in the brush. In all the commotion, how could Murphy know which direction to go, since Will was long gone? See more »


Mae Woodward: [after the kids bring the horse in the schoolroom] What is going on? Will someone please answer me.
Laddie the horse: [neighs]
Mae Woodward: Someone else, thank you.
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