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Horace Murphy

Highest Rated:   100% Scarlet Street (1945)
Lowest Rated:   80% Fallen Angel (1945)
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Succinctly described as "portly and pompous" by B-Western aficionado Don Miller, American character-actor Horace Murphy was the Eugene Pallette of the sagebrush. Spending most of his career in cowboy flicks, Murphy was usually cast as intrusive sheriffs, know-it-all doctors, and orotund snake-oil peddlers. In 1937, he made the first of several appearances as comedy-relief sidekick Stubby in the films of Western hero Tex Ritter. In non-Westerns, he could usually be found playing bartenders, burgomeisters, and train conductors. Horace Murphy made his last screen appearance in 1946.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Crack-Up
  • Conductor
1946
100% Scarlet Street
  • Milkman
1945
80% Fallen Angel
  • Sheriff
1945
No Score Yet Bad Man of Deadwood
  • Seth Belden
1941
No Score Yet Arizona Bound
  • Bunion
1941
No Score Yet Honky Tonk
  • Butler
1941
No Score Yet Boom Town
  • Tom Murphy
1940
No Score Yet Melody Ranch
  • Loco
1940
No Score Yet The Oklahoma Kid
  • Bartender
1939
No Score Yet Fighting Mad
  • Smith
1939
No Score Yet Rovin' Tumbleweeds
  • Jailer
1939
No Score Yet Saga of Death Valley
  • Station Agent Pete (uncredited)
1939
No Score Yet Oklahoma Frontier
  • Mushy
1939
No Score Yet Rollin' Plains
  • Ananias
1938
No Score Yet Flaming Frontiers
  • Sheriff
1938
No Score Yet Paroled---To Die
  • Lucky Gosden
1938
No Score Yet Colorado Kid
  • Col. Gifford
1938
No Score Yet Starlight over Texas
  • Ananias
1938
No Score Yet Thunder in the Desert
  • Sheriff
1938
No Score Yet Utah Trail
  • Ananias
1938
No Score Yet Frontier Town
  • Stubby
1938
No Score Yet Durango Valley Raiders
  • Matt Tanner
1938
No Score Yet Wide Open Faces
  • Mr. Schultz
1938
No Score Yet The Stranger from Arizona
  • Sheriff
1938
No Score Yet Billy the Kid Returns
  • Moore
1938
No Score Yet The Girl Said No (With Words and Music)
  • Joe
1937
No Score Yet The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen
  • Stubby
1937
No Score Yet Doomed at Sundown
  • The Drunk
1937
No Score Yet Anything for a Thrill
  • Mr. Kelley
1937
No Score Yet Border Phantom
  • Sheriff
1937
No Score Yet Come On, Cowboys!
  • Harris
1937
No Score Yet Arizona Days
  • Sheriff
1937
No Score Yet Western Gold
  • Squatter
1937
No Score Yet Trouble in Texas
  • Lucky
1937
No Score Yet Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts
  • Stubby
1937
No Score Yet The Gambling Terror
  • Missouri
1937
No Score Yet Trail of Vengeance
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Bar Z Bad Men
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Sing, Cowboy, Sing
  • Marshal Tinker
1937
No Score Yet The Gun Ranger
  • Cook
1937
No Score Yet Boothill Brigade
  • Calico Haynes
1937
No Score Yet Lawless Land
  • Lafe
1937
No Score Yet Riders of the Rockies
  • Doc
1937
No Score Yet Gun Lords of Stirrup Basin
  • Homesteader Cherokee (uncredited)
1937
No Score Yet The Red Rope
  • Horner
1937
No Score Yet Lightnin' Crandall
  • Travis
1937
No Score Yet Easy to Take
  • Peters
1936
No Score Yet Ghost Town Gold
  • Judge
1936
No Score Yet Under Cover Man
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet Sundown Saunders
  • Saloon Waiter (uncredited)
1936
No Score Yet Everyman's Law
  • Sheriff Bradley
1936
No Score Yet The Last of the Warrens
  • Grizzly
1936
No Score Yet Song of the Trail
  • Sheriff
1936
No Score Yet Lucky Terror
  • Townsman
1936
No Score Yet Crooked Trail
  • Carter
1936
No Score Yet Undercover Man
  • Sheriff Pegg
1936
No Score Yet Rogue of the Range
  • Sheriff
1936
No Score Yet Alias John Law
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Between Men
  • Burton
1935
No Score Yet The Phantom
  • Chief Murphy
1931

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