Father Dowling Mysteries (1989–1991)
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The Prodigal Son Mystery 

Father Dowling has received the shock of his life. A young man has shown up at St. Michael's Parish claiming to be his son. Before Frank can get to know his son, he vanishes, then is ... See full summary »

Director:

James Frawley

Writers:

Dean Hargrove (developed for television by), Joel Steiger (developed for television by) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Tom Bosley ... Father Frank Dowling
Tracy Nelson ... Sister Stephanie 'Steve' Oskowski
James Stephens ... Father Philip Prestwick
Mary Wickes ... Marie Murkin
John Rubinstein ... Tim
Michael MacRae Michael MacRae ... Bill Crawford
Kate Vernon ... Rita Winters
Vincent Guastaferro ... Mike Malone
Regina Krueger Regina Krueger ... Sgt. Clancy
Patricia Estrin ... Susan Connell
Richard Bright ... Jimmy C.
Angela Paton ... Bates' Secretary
Walter Addison ... Bates
Pat Renella Pat Renella ... Bartender
Dona Hardy Dona Hardy ... Old Lady
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Storyline

Father Dowling has received the shock of his life. A young man has shown up at St. Michael's Parish claiming to be his son. Before Frank can get to know his son, he vanishes, then is charged with murder. Can Father Dowling save his son from the murder charge? Written by dominic-m-730-399600

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1991 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

While Father Dowling is waiting by the phone box to hand over the disk, a 'Happy Days' fashion shop can be seen across the road behind him. See more »

Soundtracks

Father Dowling Theme
Written by Dick DeBenedictis (as Dick De Benedictis)
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