Audie L. Murphy Memorial Website Logo Audie Murphy painting, copyright 2010, Dave Phillips. Used with permission. Audie L. Murphy Memorial Website
Audie L. Murphy Memorial Website Logo Audie Murphy painting, copyright 2010, Dave Phillips. Used with permission.
This movie page is dedicated to the memory of Ms. Eva Dano who donated nearly every photo on display.
MOVIES OF AUDIE MURPHY
Summary, credits and photos of Audie Murphy's movies.

Tumbleweed
Movie #12
1953, Universal International Pictures

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Summary: Jim Harvey (Audie Murphy) is hired to lead and protect a wagon train as it crosses the prairie and makes its way west. When the wagon train is attacked by Indians, Jim hopes to persuade the Indian Chief Aguila to end the attack using the fact that Jim had once saved the Indian chief's son. Jim leaves to find the Indian chief. Unfortunately, Jim is captured and every member of the wagon train are killed except for two women. After escaping, Jim shows up in town and is almost hanged as a deserter. Again Jim gets away but is eventually caught by the sheriff and a posse. Before anything can be done to Jim, they are attacked again by Indians. This time, the Indians are defeated and the dying Indian Chief, Aguila, reveals the names of the white scoundrels who orchestrated the initial attack on the wagon train thus clearing Jim and his reputation.
Credits:
Studio ... Universal International Pictures
Released ... 1953
Genre ... Western
Length ... 79 minutes
Directed By ... Nathan Juran
Written By ... John Meredyth Lucas
Kenneth Perkins (Author: THREE WERE RENEGADES)
Produced By ... Ross Hunter
Cinematography By ... Russell Metty
Cast:
Audie Murphy ... Jim Harvey
Lori Nelson ... Laura
Chill Wills ... Sheriff Murchoree
Roy Roberts ... Nick Buckley
Russell Johnson ... Lam Blandon
K. T. Stevens ... Louella Buckley
Madge Meredith ... Sarah Blandon
Lee Van Cleef ... Marv
I. Stanford Jolley ... Ted
Ross Elliott ... Seth Blandon
Ralph Moody ... Aguila
Eugene Iglesias ... Tigre
Phil Chambers ... Trapper Ross
Lyle Talbot ... Weber
King Donovan ... Wrangler
Harry Harvey ... Prospector
Other Crew:
Original Music By ... Henri Mancini
Milton Rosen
Herman Stein
Costume Design ... Rosemary Odell
Film Editing by ... Virgin W. Vogel
Sound ... Glenn E. Anderson
Leslie I. Carey
Color Consultant ... William Fritzsche
Set Decorator ... John P. Austin
Russell A. Gausman
Art Director ... Bernard Herzbrun
Richard H. Riedel
Musical Director ... Joseph Gershenson
Assistant Director ... John F. Sherwood
Makeup ... Bud Westmore
Hair Stylist ... Joan St. Oegger
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