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      Richard Murphy

      Richard Murphy

      Highest Rated: 100% The Desert Rats (1953)

      Lowest Rated: 86% Broken Lance (1954)

      Birthday: May 8, 1912

      Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

      Leaving his job as a feature writer for Literary Digest to go to Hollywood in 1937, Murphy started in the shorts department at MGM. His first screenplays, penned for Paramount and Republic in the early 1940s, were B-action flicks and Gene Autry oaters. After Army Air Force service during WWII, Murphy signed with 20th Century-Fox and received his first Oscar nomination for the screenplay of "Boomerang" (1947), Elia Kazan's powerful, documentary-styled noir about the murder of a priest. Murphy's typewriter next yielded "Cry of the City" (1948), a superb film noir directed by Robert Siodmak.



      No Score Yet 36% The Kidnapping of the President Screenwriter - 1980
      No Score Yet 44% The Wackiest Ship in the Army Director - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Stripes in the Sun Director - 1955
      86% 62% Broken Lance Screenwriter - 1954
      100% 71% The Desert Rats Screenwriter - 1953
      97% 77% Panic in the Streets Writer - 1950


      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Creator 1966