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Murphy, George 1902-1992

Overview
Works: 327 works in 558 publications in 1 language and 8,633 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Fiction  Musical films  Revues 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Producer, Editor, Singer, Costume designer, Composer, Speaker, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Disney's A Christmas carol ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ebenezer Scrooge begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk and his cheery nephew. But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it's too late. Includes featurettes, and deleted scenes
Little Miss Broadway ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An orphan adopted by a kind hotel manager who rents rooms to down-on-their-luck entertainers lives happily enough until the owner of the hotel complains about the noise her showbiz friends make and threatens to close the hotel and send her back to the orphanage
For me and my gal by Busby Berkeley( Visual )
19 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical comedy about a vaudeville song-and-dance team who buck tough times and World War I on their way to success in show business
Broadway melody of 1940 by Cole Porter( Visual )
12 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A backstage yarn about two hoofers, Johnny Brett (Astaire) and King Shaw (Murphy), who are an ambitious dance team working in a dance hall for little or nothing. A mistake in names shoots King instead of Johnny into the lead of a Broadway musical opposite the star, Clare Bennett (Eleanor Powell). On opening night of the production, King is unable to perform due to intoxication, and Johnny is forced to perform to save his partner's reputation. The show's producers realize their mistake in identity and all is resolved
Battleground by William A Wellman( Visual )
11 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How a group of American soldiers endured the Battle of the Bulge in 1944
"This is the Army" ( Visual )
71 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the stage presentation of Irving Berlin's all-soldier musical
Border incident by Anthony Mann( Visual )
10 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deux agents de l'immigration, un Américain et un Mexicain, tentent de démanteler un trafic de main-d'oeuvre clandestine à la frontière de la Californie et du Mexique
Irving Berlin's This is the Army ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1943 and 2012 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Screen adaptation of the stage play that raised nearly $2 million for Army Emergency Relief. Features real-life GIs in a tale of a father and son who put on a show before the son marches off to war
Bataan by Tay Garnett( Visual )
6 editions published between 1943 and 2000 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bataan realistically shows the tensions, the ugly hardships and the ultimate heroism of a small patrol of American and Filipino fighting men in 1942. Their task is to destroy a strategic bridge in a last-ditch battle against Japan's capture of the Philippines. No run-of-the-millitary war movie, Bataan is a stirring tribute to all who believe, in the words of one of the heroes, that "it doesn't matter where a man dies so long as he dies for freedom."
Ronald Reagan in This is the Army ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Irving Berlin musical tribute intended to boost morale during World War II. It honors the patriotic efforts of American soldiers during World Wars I and II. Berlin appears as himself, as does singer Kate Smit, h who sings God bless America, for which she received the Congressional Gold Medal. Ronald Reagan stars as Johnny Jones, a son who follows in his father's show business footsteps. During World War I his father staged an all-soldier show on Broadway called Yip yip Yaphank. In World War II his son Johnny Jones, who was his father's assistant, gets the order to stage a new show, called This is the army
Bataan Back to Bataan ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bataan: A small band of American soldiers attempts to destroy a strategic bridge during the Japanese invasion of the Philippines in 1942
Step lively ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A crazy scheme is hatched by a shifty producer to get the cash to stage his show before the whole production's cast and crew are tossed out on their ears
Little Nellie Kelly ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this whimsical bit o' blarney from George M. Cohan's 1922 hit, Judy Garland plays dual roles: plucky Irish colleen Nellie (Judy's first grownup part) and her daughter, Little Nellie. Both Nellies contend with the same cantankerous coot, the laze-about father (Charles Winninger) who fusses mightily when Nellie marries an upstanding lad (George Murphy) and repeats the process years later when Little Nellie falls in love. Radiant and winning, Garland sings "It's a great day for the Irish", "Singin' in the rain" and more classic tunes. But the film's finest moment may be the heartrending hospital scene in which Garland's touching, emotionally subtle performance gives promise of the superb dramatic actress she would become
For me and my gal original motion picture soundtrack by Judy Garland( Recording )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film Noir classic collection. 5 timeless suspense thrillers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Border incident]: The Mexico-California border is the power-keg setting for a tale of government agents versus greed and murder. [His kind of woman]: Hard-luck gambler Dan Milner is in sudden luck. He'll get $50,000 to hang out at a posh Mexican resort. $5,000 now and the big payoff when the reason he's been sent there is revealed. Of course, the gangsters making the offer don't expect him to live long enough to collect. [Lady in the lake]: Philip Marlow searches for a missing wife--and discovers a different woman's corpse in a mountain lake. From there the waters get deeper. [On dangerous ground]: City cop goes to the countryside to help solve a brutal murder and falls in love with a blind woman who's brother is a suspect. [The racket]: A straight-arrow cop and an old-school gangster find a common foe: big shots who run crime like a corporation. [Film noir : bringing darkness to light]: Clips from noir classics and little-known gems, plus interviews with modern noir aficionados like directors Christopher Nolan and Frank Miller, writers James Ellroy and Brian Helgeland and others shape this multifaceted exploration of the movie style that grew out of the hard realities of post-World War II life
Broadway melody of 1938 by Roy Del Ruth( Visual )
3 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Steve Raleight wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a backer, Herman Whipple and a leading lady, Sally Lee. But Caroline Whipple forces Steve to use a known star, not a newcomer. Sally purchases a horse, she used to train when her parents had a farm before the depression and with to ex-vaudevillians, she trains it to win a race, providing the money Steve needs for his show
Turner Classic Movies greatest classic legends film collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Harvey girls: Susan meets a cheery group of young women traveling out to open a 'Harvey House' restaurant at a remote whistle stop to provide good cooking and wholesome company for railway travelers
Tom, Dick and Harry by Garson Kanin( Visual )
5 editions published between 1941 and 2009 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dreamy and somewhat dizzy telephone operator Janie has a steady boyfriend, a real go-getter salesman named Tom, eagerly pursuing the American Dream. Then she gets--and accepts--three proposals of marriage in under a week! The first is from Tom, who lacks the romantic impulses Janie thinks she needs. The second is from millionaire playboy R.J. Hamilton, aka Dick, who inspires Cinderella fantasies of glamour and pageantry. But it's the third, from Harry, that causes the most trouble. Harry's an easy-going nonconformist auto mechanic with a romantic streak, snappy wit, and a kiss that inspires music. Can Janie find happiness with him? Full of both pin-up glamour and screwball comedy, especially in the cartoonish dream sequences, the film highlights Ginger Rogers' perfect combination of skepticism and daffiness
Battle cry ; battleground ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Battle Cry: Marine Corps heroism in the Pacific theatre during World War II: the training, the trial by combat, and their wives and sweethearts who waited for them to return. Follows a group of soldiers through the Battle of the Bulge
Broadway rhythm ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Murphy stars as Johnny Demming, a successful Broadway musical comedy producer who's looking for a star for his new show. When he meets glamorous film star Helen Hoyt, he's so taken with her, he offers her the part. But Helen is in desperate need of a hit herself and turns him down when she reads his script, saying he could do much better. Meanwhile, Johnny's father, a retired vaudevillian, has plans to stage his own show. He enlists daughter Patsy and soon Helen signs on, too, which complicates her increasing attachment to Johnny. Loosely adapted from the musical Very warm for May, retaining only one song from its score
 
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Alternative Names
Murphy, George Lloyd 1902-1992
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