Dudley Murphy

Active - 1922 - 1943  |   Born - Jul 10, 1897   |   Died - Feb 22, 1968   |   Genres - Drama, Romance, Musical, Comedy

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Before involving himself in the film industry in the early '20s as a producer, screenwriter, and director, M.I.T. graduate Dudley Murphy was a journalist and an assistant editor. He started out directing silent shorts. Murphy traveled to France in 1924 to produce and work as an assistant director on the classic avant-garde film Ballet Mécanique. Upon his return to the States, Murphy began writing screenplays and directing full-length features. By the 1940s, he had moved his production company to Mexico.

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