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Horace Murphy (1880–1975)

The son of a physician, Horace Murphy started his career as a child actor on showboats on the Mississippi. He later played the cornet in the band and eventually became half-owner of the showboat "Cottonblossom Floating Palace". After two seasons he sold his interest and organized a string of dramatic tent shows from New Orleans to Los Angeles, each... See full bio »

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Known For

Boom Town
Boom Town Tom Murphy
(1940)
Rollin' Plains
Rollin' Plains Ananias
(1938)
Trouble in Texas
(1937)

Filmography

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 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Henry--Farmer
- Car Trouble (1953) ... Henry--Farmer
 1946 Crack-Up
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1946 Traffic in Crime
Joe - Night Watchman
 1946 The Spider Woman Strikes Back
Angry Older Rancher (uncredited)
 1945 Scarlet Street
Milkman (uncredited)
 1945 Lonesome Trail
Judge Melford
 1945 Fallen Angel
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1945 Song of Old Wyoming
Editor Timothy Meeks
 1945 Riders of the Dawn
Sheriff Beasley
 1945 Springtime in Texas
Mayor Lem Grainger
 1945 It's in the Bag!
Officer (uncredited)
 1943 A Lady Takes a Chance
Poker Player (uncredited)
 1943 Song of Texas
Notary (uncredited)
 1941 Honky Tonk
Jim - Candy's Butler (uncredited)
 1941 Bad Man of Deadwood
Seth Belden
 1941 Arizona Bound
Bunion (Buck's Ranch Hand)
 1941 The Great Train Robbery
Ticket Agent (uncredited)
 1940 Melody Ranch
Loco - Cowboy Radio Actor (uncredited)
 1940 Boom Town
Tom Murphy
 1940 The Range Busters
Homer Thorp
 1940 Carolina Moon
Barber (uncredited)
 1940 Ghost Valley Raiders
Mob Ringleader
 1940 Legion of the Lawless
Peddler Driving Wagon (uncredited)
 1939 Days of Jesse James
Post Office Clerk (uncredited)
 1939 Crashing Thru
Boat Passenger (uncredited)
 1939 Cowboys from Texas
Constable Dan (uncredited)
 1939 Saga of Death Valley
Agent Pete (uncredited)
 1939 Rovin' Tumbleweeds
Jailer (uncredited)
 1939 Fighting Mad
Chess Player
 1939 Oklahoma Frontier
Mushy
 1939 The Oregon Trail
Irate Agitaiting Townsman [Ch. 6] (uncredited)
 1939 Down the Wyoming Trail
Sheriff Missouri
 1939 Man of Conquest
Riverboat Captain (uncredited)
 1939 Union Pacific
Irishman (uncredited)
 1939 The Night Riders
Riverboat Captain Asa Beckett (uncredited)
 1939 The Flying Irishman
Drunk at New York Airport (uncredited)
 1939 The Oklahoma Kid
Bartender (uncredited)
 1939 Rollin' Westward
Missouri
 1939 Fighting Thoroughbreds (uncredited)
 1938 Song of the Buckaroo
Cashaway
 1938 The Law West of Tombstone
Kent's Coachman (uncredited)
 1938 The Night Hawk
Boatman (uncredited)
 1938 The Stranger from Arizona
Sheriff
 1938 Billy the Kid Returns
Mr. Miller - Homesteader
 1938 Durango Valley Raiders
Matt Tanner
 1938 Smashing the Rackets
Doorman (uncredited)
 1938 The Wages of Sin
Jury Foreman (uncredited)
 1938 Flaming Frontiers
Sheriff (Chs. 7-11, 15)
 1938 Stolen Heaven
Burgomaster
 1938 Wide Open Faces
Schultz, Grocer (uncredited)
 1938 Rolling Caravans
Telegrapher (uncredited)
 1938 Thunder in the Desert
Sheriff
 1938 Frontier Town
Stubby
 1938 Paroled - To Die
Lucky Gosden
 1937 Colorado Kid
Colonel Gifford
 1937 County Fair
Pick Up Driver Towing the Boys
 1937 The Girl Said No
Joe
 1937 Stars Over Arizona
Smokey
 1937 Ridin' the Lone Trail
Bartender (uncredited)
 1937 Western Gold
Man Who Trades Horses (uncredited)
 1937 Boothill Brigade
Calico Haynes
 1937 The Red Rope
Storekeeper Horner
 1937 Doomed at Sundown
Drunk (uncredited)
 1937 Riders of the Rockies
Doc Thornton
 1937 The Devil Is Driving
Peter's Friend in Court (uncredited)
 1937 Anything for a Thrill
Boss Kelley
 1937 Border Phantom
Sheriff
 1937 Come on, Cowboys
Judge Blake
 1937 Sing, Cowboy, Sing
Marshal Tinker
 1937 Gun Lords of Stirrup Basin
Homesteader Cherokee (uncredited)
 1937 Guns in the Dark
Sundown Ranch Rider (uncredited)
 1937 The Trusted Outlaw
Jim - Dan's Cantina Friend (uncredited)
 1937 The Frame-Up
Dr. Phillips
 1937 Bar-Z Bad Men
Bartender Jake (uncredited)
 1937 I Promise to Pay
O'Halloran (uncredited)
 1937 Lawless Land
Lafe Spooner
 1937 Trail of Vengeance
Uncertain Rancher (uncredited)
 1937 Lightnin' Crandall
J. Travis
 1937 Dizzy Doctors (Short)
Dr. Bright (uncredited)
 1937 Park Avenue Logger
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1937 Nancy Steele Is Missing!
1936 Principal Keeper (uncredited)
 1937 Trouble in Texas
Lucky
 1937 Paradise Express
Farmer Jones (uncredited)
 1937 The Gambling Terror
Missouri Bill
 1937 Arizona Days
1st Sheriff
 1937 Ranger Courage
Doc
 1936 Lady from Nowhere
Lem
 1936 Four Days' Wonder
Fingerprint Man (uncredited)
 1936 The Gun Ranger
Ranch cook
 1936 Easy to Take
Peters (uncredited)
 1936 Ghost-Town Gold
Judge (uncredited)
 1936 Adventure in Manhattan
Night Watchman (uncredited)
 1936 The Girl on the Front Page
Cop (uncredited)
 1936 Undercover Man
Sheriff
 1936 Brand of the Outlaws
Express Agent John Brent (uncredited)
 1936 The Crooked Trail
Carter
 1936 The Law Rides
County Recorder (uncredited)
 1936 Everyman's Law
Sheriff Chris Bradley
 1936 Too Much Beef
Sheriff
 1936 The Fugitive Sheriff
Lawyer Simpson (uncredited)
 1936 Gun Grit
Rancher Sully
 1936 Last of the Warrens
Grizzly
 1936 The Mine with the Iron Door
Garage Man
 1936 Rogue of the Range
Sheriff Tom
 1936 Two in Revolt
Prospector (uncredited)
 1936 Song of the Trail
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1936 Lucky Terror
Townsman (uncredited)
 1936 Ghost Town
Henry (uncredited)
 1936 The Kid Ranger
Barfly (uncredited)
 1936 Valley of the Lawless
Barfly (uncredited)
 1936 Desert Guns
Doctor Jeff D. Stanley (uncredited)
 1935 Trail of Terror
Fight Spectator (uncredited)
 1935 Swifty
Drink Stealer (uncredited)
 1935 Timber War
John, a logger
 1935 Alias John Law
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1935 Between Men
Burton (uncredited)
 1935 Sundown Saunders
Saloon Waiter (uncredited)
 1934 When a Man Sees Red
Townsman (uncredited)
 1931 The Phantom
Police Chief Murphy (uncredited)
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Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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