Father Murphy (1981–1983)
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In God's Arms 

Father Parker discovers a sick boy on the trail, and sees it as a sign he was to help him. But the boy dies before Fr. Parker can get him to a doctor. This, along with the feeling that he ... See full summary »

Director:

William F. Claxton

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
Scott Mellini Scott Mellini ... Ephram
Kirk Brennan Kirk Brennan ... David
Byron Thames ... Matt
Richard Bergman Richard Bergman ... Father Joe Parker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suzanne Adkinson Suzanne Adkinson ... Nita Gallagher
Dick Alexander Dick Alexander ... Prospector
Jody Carter ... Mrs. Yunker
George Dickerson George Dickerson ... Mr. Wade
Jack Dunlap Jack Dunlap ... Customer
Corey Feldman ... Henry Wade
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Storyline

Father Parker discovers a sick boy on the trail, and sees it as a sign he was to help him. But the boy dies before Fr. Parker can get him to a doctor. This, along with the feeling that he is making no difference in the world, causes a crisis in faith. He decides to stop practicing his faith and to stop being a Priest. He takes a job in Jackson in order to earn enough money to go back home to Pennsylvania. While working in the saloon, he starts to touch the lives of people, especially a barmaid and a drunk. He starts to realize that he does matter, that he does make a difference. Written by dtwiddo@yahoo

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Western

Certificate:

G
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 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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Goofs

Right after the long scene when Father Parker talks to Rita about her future, watch as the bouncer throws a man out the front door. He apparently hits the camera a little, as you can see the camera shake. See more »

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