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Father Murphy - Season 1
Father Murphy - Season 1
Actors: Merlin Olsen, Katherine Cannon, Timothy Gibbs, Moses Gunn, Lisa Trusel
Directors: Leo Penn, Maury Dexter, Michael Landon, Victor French, William F. Claxton
Genres: Westerns, Drama, Kids & Family, Television
NR     2004     19hr 35min

Family is where you find it in the Wild West! Burly drifter John Murphy (Merlin Olsen) becomes the unlikely caretaker of a group of orphaned children growing up in America#s Wild West. Touched by their plight, he poses as ...  more »


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Actors: Merlin Olsen, Katherine Cannon, Timothy Gibbs, Moses Gunn, Lisa Trusel
Directors: Leo Penn, Maury Dexter, Michael Landon, Victor French, William F. Claxton
Creators: Chris Abbott, Don Balluck, Harry Longstreet
Genres: Westerns, Drama, Kids & Family, Television
Sub-Genres: Westerns, Drama, Family Films, Television
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/26/2004
Original Release Date: 11/03/1981
Theatrical Release Date: 11/03/1981
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 19hr 35min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 6
SwapaDVD Credits: 6
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A great sentimental series!!
Adorem | 12/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a TV series that sadly, did not last long, it started in 1981 and ended in 1983 and during this time, the series produced a total of 35 episodes.

This DVD set brings together the complete first season of 21 episodes and, the picture quality is outstanding!

I always loved watching this series and I fell in love with the girl named Lizette Winkler,she's just so beautiful!

As each episode unfolded, there would be some fun times and bad times. As you watch these episodes you do care about what happens.
One of the neat things about this series is that some of the guest stars were at the time, not known and today, they are well known. One little girl in one of the episodes titled "A Horse From Heaven" is none other then 10 year old Christina Applegate!

This DVD set consists of 6 DVDs and, this series is a series that really touches your heart and, its really sentimental.

if you remember this series fondly, then you will love owning this series on DVD!

As a sidenote, season 2 ,which comes to DVD on January 25th, 2005, will consist of 13 episodes."
A wonderful and very enjoyable series!
Shirley fan | RI | 11/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I remember so well back in 1981 always looking forward to this series and, its sad that only a total of 35 episodes were made total.
I am so thankful that this has been put to DVD and, what else is so nice is that the picture quality is outstanding! it looks as if these episodes were made TODAY!!

This series will always bring happiness to me and will do the same for you as well!

I am so anxious for season 2!!!!!"
Family television at its best
videoman | Pennsylvania | 03/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have now watched all of the first and second seasons of Father Murphy, a short-lived program created by Michael Landon. Merlin Olson and Moses Gunn which were brought over from Little House on the Prairie are 2 of the main stars along with Katherine Cannon and Timothy Gibbs. This is an excellent series and the episodes are UN-CUT and the DVD quality is OUTSTANDING!! Image Entertainment did a fantastic job with these transfers, unlike the very poor job the edited versions of the LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE 7 seasons they so far have released. I was rather reluctant to purchase another Image product but this series they did a fantastic job with. If you like Little House on the Prairie you are certain to enjoy this series about an orphanage run by Father Murphy who really isn't a priest but had to pretend to be in order to keep the orphan children from going to a workhouse. I highly recommend this series!!"
You love little house?,you will love this
Oliver E. Guerineaud | 01/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have never watched Father Murphy until now,I grew up watching little house in the prairie and higway to heaven(I'm half French,I grew up in France and little house on the prairie was and still is very big over there) so you can call me a Michael Landon fan but I've never seen that gem of a show that is Father Murphy before..until now.
What can I say it's a required taste but if you like other Michael Landon show I am absolutely sure you will love this.
So much things are charming about this show,I love the touching relationship Murphy,Will and Murphy,Mae allso the bad guy is just hilarious,he remind me a bit of Ms Oleson but much more Evil.
it's such a shame the show didnt last longer,I wonder were it would have gone if it would have lasted as long as little house,it would have been great to see the kids grow up and all.
Anyway I highly recomend this show to fans of Michael Landon,how I miss him,watching Father Murphy will make you realise that they just dont do shows like this anymore."