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Jack Murray (I) (1909–1961)


Hollywood editor who plied his trade at Fox (1929-38) and then worked primarily for John Ford/Argosy between 1947 and 1961. All up, Murray cut fifteen of the director's films. See more trivia »


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The Quiet Man
The Quiet Man Editor
The Searchers
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Fort Apache
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 1958 China Doll
 1956 The Searchers (film editor)
 1956 Seven Wonders of the World (Documentary)
 1955 Cinerama Holiday (Documentary) (film editor)
 1952 The Quiet Man
 1951 Tarzan's Peril (as John Murray)
 1950 Rio Grande
 1950 Wagon Master
 1948 3 Godfathers
 1948 Red River (uncredited)
 1948 Fort Apache
 1947 The Fugitive
 1939 Inside Story
 1938 Road Demon
 1938 Rascals
 1937 Checkers
 1936 Reunion
 1936 Poor Little Rich Girl (film editor)
 1935 Curly Top (film editor)
 1934 Springtime for Henry (uncredited)
 1934 Grand Canary (uncredited)
 1934 David Harum
 1933 Bondage (uncredited)
 1933 Sailor's Luck
 1932 Me and My Gal (uncredited)
 1932 Wild Girl (uncredited)
 1932 Stepping Sisters (uncredited)
 1931 Transatlantic
 1930 Scotland Yard

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Wept when he began editing "The Quiet Man". He said that Ford was such a master of his craft that the film required nothing from him as an editor other than sticking the bits of film together. He said Ford had cut the film in the camera - not a frame was wasted or needed to be removed. See more »

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