The Films of Audie Murphy

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About the Book

This work not only traces Audie Murphy’s life as a film actor (from Beyond Glory, 1948, to A Time for Dying, 1971) but also provides a biography that runs from his birth to his three years in the army, winning every possible combat medal including the Congressional Medal of Honor—and from his Hollywood debut at James Cagney’s invitation to his final dramatic decline, gambling his fortunes away, becoming involved in violent episodes, and dying in a plane crash in 1971. Each of the 49 film entries gives full credits, including casts, characters, crew, date of release, location, and cost, backgrounds for directors and main players, and comments and anecdotes from interviews with Murphy’s colleagues. Critical reviews are quoted and the work is richly illustrated with film stills and private photographs.

About the Author(s)

The late Bob Larkins was a radio and television host as well as a writer.

Boyd Magers, president of Video West, has contributed to scores of magazines and several television documentaries. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Bibliographic Details

Bob Larkins and Boyd Magers

Forewords by David Stratton and Michael Pate

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 240
Bibliographic Info: 132 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [2004]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4508-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0927-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi
Forewords      1
Preface      5
Introduction      7
The Films      21
Epilogue      221
Bibliography      223
Index      225

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “excellent…a very detailed discussion…much information…highly informative, entertaining volume”—Classic Images
  • “comprehensive account”—Wranglers’ Roost
  • “fascinating…profusely illustrated”—World War II History
  • “a fine book…a wonderful collection”—Western Clippings