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.
Did You Know?
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
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.