DON MURRAY: UNSUNG HERO
2016, Midcentury Productions, 109 min, USA, Dir: Don Malcolm

Whatever happened to Bo Decker? Or, rather, to Don Murray, who blasted his way into prominence opposite Marilyn Monroe in BUS STOP (1956) with an Oscar-nominated performance as a sexy, bull-in-a-China-shop rodeo cowboy. UNSUNG HERO traces Murray's meteoric rise and fade to a baffling oblivion as part of the perplexing, incendiary history of America as it reeled from the impact of the 1960s. Fascinating, long-lost works written, produced and directed by Murray are rescued from oblivion, and his pioneering work dealing with race relations onscreen is showcased in a way that reveals a man of exemplary character who is at last ready for his close-up.


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