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Richard Murphy (I) (1912–1993)

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Boomerang! Writer


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 1980 The Kidnapping of the President (screenplay by)
 1972 Mannix (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Light and Shadow (1972) ... (written by)
 1966-1969 The Felony Squad (TV Series) (creator - 73 episodes)
- The Law and Order Blues (1969) ... (creator)
- Blind Terror (1969) ... (creator)
- Conspiracy of Power: Part 2 (1969) ... (creator)
- Conspiracy of Power: Part 1 (1969) ... (creator)
- The Last Man in the World (1969) ... (creator)
 1967 The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Chinese Junk (created for television by) / (written by)
 1966 Men Against Evil (TV Movie) (creator)
 1960 The Wackiest Ship in the Army (screenplay)
 1959 The Last Angry Man (adaptation)
 1959 Compulsion (screenplay)
 1954 Broken Lance (screenplay)
 1953 The Desert Rats (written by)
 1952 Les Miserables (screenplay)
 1951 The House on Telegraph Hill (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1950 Panic in the Streets (screenplay)
 1949 Slattery's Hurricane (screenplay by)
 1948 Cry of the City (screenplay)
 1948 Deep Waters (screenplay)
 1947 Boomerang! (screenplay)
 1942 Wrecking Crew (screenplay)
 1942 X Marks the Spot (original screenplay)
 1942 Wildcat
 1942 I Live on Danger (screenplay)
 1942 The Cyclone Kid (original screenplay)
 1942 Jesse James, Jr. (original story) / (screenplay)
 1941 The Apache Kid (story and screenplay)
 1941 Flying Blind (original screenplay)
 1941 The Singing Hill (story)
 1941 Back in the Saddle (original screenplay)
 1938 Life in Sometown, U.S.A. (Short) (screenplay)
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Unsold pilot: In 1965 he produced a pilot for a proposed ABC comedy series called "Take Her, She's Mine" starring Van Johnson. The premise was based on a play (and movie) written by Henry Ephron and Phoebe Ephron.

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In 1936, he worked as an editor for Literary Digest. See more »



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