WorldCat Identities

Murphy, Michael 1938-

Works: 159 works in 678 publications in 8 languages and 33,203 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Documentary television programs  Animated television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Comedy films  Juvenile works  Children's television programs  Musical films 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Author, Production personnel, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Murphy
Manhattan by Woody Allen( Visual )

133 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isaac Davis is a successful comedy writer whose wife, having left him for another woman, is now embarking on a book about their failed marriage. Isaac happily consoles himself in the arms of an adoring 17-year-old schoolgirl until he meets someone closer to his own age, who happens to be his best friend's mistress
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J Gaines( Visual )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and held by 1,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of blacks in the south as seen through the eyes of a 110-year-old former slave. Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines
Away from Her by Sarah Polley( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A happily married couple comes to terms with one of them developing Alzheimer's disease
White House down by Roland Emmerich( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Capitol policeman John Cale ... has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. ... Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the WHite House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter and the country"--Container
The year of living dangerously by Peter Weir( Visual )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guy Hamilton, an ambitious Australian reporter on his first overseas assignment, is befriended by a Eurasian cameraman, Billy Kwan, with connections in high places. Hamilton soon gains an entree to Indonesian Communist Party leaders, as well as insight into Jakarta's grim realities on the eve of a major political upheaval
Depression out of the shadows by McPhee. ; (Production personnel); (Director); (Author)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the dramatic stories of people of different ages, from diverse backgrounds, who live with various forms of depression. Leading mental health experts highlight the latest scientific research and innovative treatments, offering greater understanding and hope for the millions of people living with this complex, but treatable, disease."--Container
McCabe & Mrs. Miller by Robert Altman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charismatic but dumb John McCabe arrives in a turn-of-the-century Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse/tavern. Shrewd Mrs. Miller, a professional madam, arrives soon after construction begins. She offers to help McCabe run his business and the whorehouse thrives. McCabe and Mrs. Miller draw closer, despite their conflicting intelligences and philosophies. Soon, however, the mining deposits in the town attract the attention of a major corporation, which wants to buy out McCabe along with the rest. His decision has major repercussions for him, Mrs. Miller, and the town
What's up, doc? by Peter Bogdanovich( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four red plaid traveling cases-- one of each belonging to a befuddled Iowa musicologist, a strange but bright young woman, a rich matron and a suspicious fellow-- are mixed up at a San Francisco hotel, with hilarious results
Show boat by Paul Thomas Anderson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Magnolia is a mosaic of American life woven through a series of comic and poignant vignettes. Through a collusion of coincidence, chance, human action, shared media, past history and divine intervention, nine people will weave and warp through each other's lives on a day that builds to an unforgettable climax. Some will seek forgiveness, others escape. Some will mend frayed bonds, others will be exposed."-- Back of container
Triangle fire( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fire that tore through the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City on March 25, 1911, was the gruesome culmination of years of unrest in America's most profitable manufacturing industry. Two years earlier, led by a spontaneous walkout in the same factory, twenty thousand garment workers, in the largest women's strike in American history, took to the streets of New York to protest working conditions. They gained the support of both progressives and leading women in New York's society
Salvador by Oliver Stone( Visual )

29 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1980, Richard Boyle, a veteran war photographer whose career needs a boost, heads for El Salvador to cover the civil war there. He forms an uneasy alliance with both guerrillas in the countryside who want him to get pictures out to the US press, and the right-wing military, who want him to bring them photographs of the rebels. After the murder of Archbishop Romero, the rape and murder of an American nurse and three nuns, and the death of a fellow journalist, Boyle attempts to escape El Salvador with his Salvadorean girlfriend Maria and her family
Panama Canal by George Kish( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. This film, using an extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, interviews with canal workers, and firsthand accounts of life in the Canal Zone, unravels the remarkable story of one of the world's most significant technological achievements
Transcontinental railroad( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah, a boisterous crowd gathered to witness the completion of one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century: the building of the transcontinental railroad. The electrifying moment--the realization of a dream first pursued by a farsighted and determined engineer decades earlier--marked the culmination of six years of grueling work. Peopled by the ingenious entrepreneurs whose unscrupulous financing got the line laid, the brilliant engineers who charted the railroad's course and hurdled the geological obstacles in its way, the armies of workers who labored relentlessly on the enterprise, and the Native Americans whose lives were destroyed in its wake, this film presents a remarkable story of greed, innovation, and gritty determination. It reveals both why the railroad was built and how it would shape the nation, while shedding light on the politics and culture of mid-nineteenth century America
The gold rush( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of 1853, San Francisco was a city on the move. It had twelve daily newspapers, nine insurance companies, consulates of twenty-seven foreign governments, and six-story buildings where sand dunes once stood. A few years earlier, San Francisco was just a sleepy little town. But the sight of gold in the rushing waters of the American River sent a ripple around the world and set the stage for an event that would forever change a city, a fledgling state, and the nation. Incorporating rare and exquisite daguerreotypes and original recreations, this film offers a vivid portrait of a seminal event in American's history
Live from Baghdad( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1990, CNN was a 24-hour news network in search of a 24-hour story. They were about to find it in Baghdad. Up against the three big networks, Wiener, a veteran producer, along with his longtime producing partner and their team of rebels with a cause, take the biggest risks to get the biggest stories - unlike their rivals - live at a moment's notice
The front by Martin Ritt( Visual )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Price, a restaurant cashier, poses as a writer so that blacklisted authors can submit their work through him, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand when he is forced to testify at an investigative congressional committee hearing
China rises( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China has made an amazing economic, social and political transformation, but it continues to struggle with an enormous population, stressed environment, and unequal distribution of wealth and opportunity. Four parts of TV documentary series describes the triumphs and disappointments of individuals caught up in the epic story of the economic, social and political transformation of contemporary China
Silver City by John Sayles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A private detective is hired to determine the identity of a corpse discovered during the filming of a political commercial. Along the way, he discovers a complex web of influence and corruption, involving high-stakes lobbyists, media conglomerates, environmental plunderers, and undocumented migrant workers
Julia! America's favorite chef( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and legacy of Julia Child is remembered and celebrated in this special program. The film tells two love stories: one between Julia and Paul Child, the other between Julia and French food. It includes photos never before seen
Batman returns by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Batman must face the Penguin and Catwoman in this nightmarish tale
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The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Alternative Names
Michael Murphy acteur

Michael Murphy acteur américain

Michael Murphy attore statunitense

Michael Murphy US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Michael Murphy yhdysvaltalainen elokuva- ja televisionäyttelijä

Murphy, Michael George 1938-

Murphy, Mike 1938-

Майкл Мёрфи

Майкъл Мърфи

מייקל מרפי

مایکل مورفی (بازیگر) بازیگر آمریکایی

마이클 머피


The year of living dangerouslyWhat's up, doc?