Monday, July 16, 2012

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Audie Murphy

Audie Murphy (1924-1971) was a highly decorated American soldier and B-Western star.  He is widely regarded as the most decorated American soldier of World War II.

After seeing young Audie Murphy's photo on the cover of Life Magazine actor James Cagney (sensing star potential) invited Murphy to Hollywood in late 1945.

He was not an instant success, but eventually became a B-Western star making films for Universal, Columbia and Allied Artists during the 1950s and 1960s.

Audie Murphy's Santa Susana locations filmogrphy includes:

Cast a Long Shadow (1959) starring Audie Murphy, Terry Moore and John Dehner (Corriganville) United Artists

Drums Across the River (1954) starring Audie Murphy, Walter Brennan and Lyle Bettger (Burro Flats)(Iverson Ranch) Universal

The Duel at Silver Creek (1952) starring Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue and Stephen McNally - Universal

Gunfight at Comanche Creek (1963) starring Audie Murphy, Ben Cooper and Colleen Miller (Iverson Ranch) Allied Artists

The Guns of Fort Petticoat (1957) starring Audie Murphy, Kathryn Grant and Hope Emerson (Iverson Ranch) Columbia

The Quick Gun (1964) starring Audie Murphy, Merry Anders and James Best (Bell Ranch) Columbia

Ride Clear of Diablo (1954) starring Audie Murphy, Susan Cabot and Dan Duryea - Universal

'Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas' is a continuing series about "six-gun heroes that performed on movie location ranches in Chatsworth, California.  For more information about Chatsworth filming locations see to find information about my books: Rendezvous at Boulder Pass: Hollywood's Fantasyland - 2010 and Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas - 2008.

Index for 'Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas' -- Chatsworth's Six-Gun Heroes

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