Father Murphy (1981–1983)
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Eighty-Eight Keys to Happiness 

While Murphy and Mae are gone, the kids talk Moses into letting a gambler temporarily use the school as a gambling house, in exchange for a percentage of the profits and a piano. When Mr. ... See full summary »

Writer:

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 ... Matt Sims
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frances Bay ... Alma Hubbard
Jenny Beck ... Henrietta
Ivy Bethune Ivy Bethune ... Miss Tuttle
Tracey Gold ... Jenny
Mickey Jones ... Leon
Don Knight ... Toby
Jack Lilley Jack Lilley ... Gambler
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Storyline

While Murphy and Mae are gone, the kids talk Moses into letting a gambler temporarily use the school as a gambling house, in exchange for a percentage of the profits and a piano. When Mr. Rodman finds out, he becomes enamored with gambling. When he loses his mothers savings, he reports the gambling hall to the gambler's mother, who heads a group that want to remove gambling houses. As this group heads to Gold Hill, along with a returning Murphy and Mae, a split decision will lead to either Moses getting caught or him hiding what has transpired. Written by dtwiddo@yahoo

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Western

Certificate:

G
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1982 (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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Trivia

When visiting houses away from Gold Hill, a number of scenes were the same "house" with and without other things such as green grass, picket fence, etc. This house was built in a polygon shape, with different looks on each side. The house that Ms. Hansen is renting in THE HEIR APPARENT is the exact same side that Ruby Dobbins lives in, when Amos Perry visits her, in GRADUATION. The only difference is the white picket fence and trellis have been removed THE HEIR APPARENT. Another side of the house was used in the episodes EIGHTY-EIGHT KEYS TO HAPPINESS and THE SPY as Mr. Rodman's mother's house. See more »

Goofs

At the opening scene, when Fr Murphy is introduced, you can see the front doors of the school engulfed in sun. Just a minute later when the old man asks Father Murphy, "what do you say?" the doors are shadowed up to the top of the door. Just a second later when Mr. Rodman exits the school doors, the front of the school is mostly shadowed. See more »

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