Father Murphy (1981–1983)
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Garrett ruins Gold Hill's benefit Fourth of July show by stealing all the fireworks from Murphy'''''''s barn. He puts them in his saloon safe. A comical old safe cracker, an escaped convict... See full summary »

Writers:

Paul W. Cooper, Michael Landon (creator)

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Merlin Olsen ... John Michael Murphy
Katherine Cannon ... Mae Woodward
Timothy Gibbs Timothy Gibbs ... Will Adams
Moses Gunn ... Moses Gage
Lisa Trusel Lisa Trusel ... Lizette Winkler
Scott Mellini Scott Mellini ... Ephram Winkler
Kirk Brennan Kirk Brennan ... David Sims
Byron Thames Byron Thames ... Matt Sims
Richard Bergman Richard Bergman ... Father Joe Parker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob G. Anthony Bob G. Anthony ... Griffith
Ron Chapman Ron Chapman ... Dealer
Burr DeBenning ... Paul Garrett
Sheldon Feldner Sheldon Feldner ... Engineer
Sanford Gibbons ... Bartender (as Sandy Gibbons)
Paul Larson Paul Larson ... Haskell
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Storyline

Garrett ruins Gold Hill's benefit Fourth of July show by stealing all the fireworks from Murphy'''''''s barn. He puts them in his saloon safe. A comical old safe cracker, an escaped convict, befriends Murphy and the kids and liberates the firecrackers. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Western

Certificate:

G
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1983 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

NBC Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

Father Murphy is set late 1860s to 1870, very shortly after the Civil War. As Mae instructs the class on the Star Spangled Banner, she states that "the Army and the Navy even consider this to be the national anthem." However the Navy didn't recognize it until 1889, and that was for flag raising, not as a national anthem. It became the national anthem in 1931. See more »

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