Father Murphy

Season 1 Episode 16

The Heir Apparent

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 23, 1982 on NBC
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The Heir Apparent
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A wealthy widow with a railroad fortune comes to Gold Hill hoping to adopt a son to take over the family business. She's very taken with Will, who would rather stay with Murphy, but Murphy is torn between his love for the boy and the advantages of his adoption. The widow finally sees that the bond between Murphy and the boy is something she doesn't want to destroy and she withdraws her adoption bid in a complicated and interesting way.moreless

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Katherine Cannon

Katherine Cannon

Mae Woodward Murphy

Moses Gunn

Moses Gunn

Moses Gage

Lisa Trusel

Lisa Trusel

Lizette Winkler

Timothy Gibbs

Timothy Gibbs

Will Adams

Merlin Olsen

Merlin Olsen

"Father" John Michael Murphy

Scott Mellini

Scott Mellini

Ephram Winkler

Brenda Benet

Brenda Benet

 

Guest Star

Ivor Barry

Ivor Barry

 

Guest Star

David S. Cass Sr.

David S. Cass Sr.

Minor

Guest Star

Richard Bergman

Richard Bergman

Father Joe Parker

Recurring Role

Charles Cooper

Charles Cooper

Sheriff

Recurring Role

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