Audie Murphy was America's most decorated soldier of WW II, winning more than 20 medals, including the Congressional Medal of Honor, while fighting in North Africa, Italy, France, Germany, and Austria--all before the age of 19. These accomplishments brought Murphy to the attention of
Hollywood, and he starred in a number of B westerns throughout the late 1940s and early 1950s. A marginal actor at best, Murphy spent several years doing quickie oaters, until he was given a shot at the big time in John Huston's THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE (1951). Finally, in 1955, Murphy starred as
himself in the film adaptation of his own best-selling autobiography, To Hell and Back<...