Audie Murphy : No Name on the Bullet … by Don Graham

Mike's Take On the Movies .......... Rediscovering Cinema's Past

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I’ve known who Audie Murphy was since I was old enough to point at a television screen. Westerns were always popular in our house and while the Duke was the iconic cowboy, Audie Murphy westerns played regularly and his baby faced smooth delivery hooked me as a kid. But when the chips were down he was lightning fast on the draw. What more could a kid running around the house with a cap gun ask for?

Because of my parents I have known since I was young that Audie was the acclaimed hero of WW2. He had been awarded the Medal of Honor from his country. While I have seen his biographical film To Hell and Back I never learned much of Audie’s film career as he rarely turns up in many of the mainstream books on film history. This bio from 1989 that I came across allowed me an…

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