Father Murphy (1981–1983)
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A Horse from Heaven 

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While in town to sell two cows for much needed money, Father Parker receives a sign to purchase a horse (Thunder) to enter into the town's $1000 jackpot horse race. With Mr. Rodman ... See full summary »

Director:

William F. Claxton

Writers:

Michael Landon (creator), Frank Telford

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Merlin Olsen ... John Michael Murphy
Moses Gunn ... Moses Gage
Katherine Cannon ... Mae Woodward
Timothy Gibbs Timothy Gibbs ... Will Adams
Charles Tyner ... Mr. Rodman
Ivy Bethune Ivy Bethune ... Miss Tuttle
Richard Bergman Richard Bergman ... Father Joe Parker
Scott Mellini Scott Mellini ... Ephram Winkler
Lisa Trusel Lisa Trusel ... Lizette Winkler
Kirk Brennan Kirk Brennan ... David Sims
Byron Thames ... Matt Sims
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob G. Anthony Bob G. Anthony ... Griffith
Christina Applegate ... Ada
Tom Clancy Tom Clancy ... Mitchell
Ted Gehring ... Friendly
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Storyline

While in town to sell two cows for much needed money, Father Parker receives a sign to purchase a horse (Thunder) to enter into the town's $1000 jackpot horse race. With Mr. Rodman breathing down Gold Hill's neck for empty food shelves and Thunder who cannot be ridden, it looks like Gold Hill may be in trouble. Written by dtwiddo@yahoo

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Western

Certificate:

G
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1981 (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

It was clear there was a stunt double for Father Parker - he doesn't even have the same color hair. the first time Father Parker gets on the horse and Murphy is in front of them, you get a full shot of the rider, and its clearly a stunt double. See more »

Quotes

John Michael Murphy: [after Fr. Parker brings back a horse instead of money] I told him don't take less than $65. I just didn't think to say don't take a horse.
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