The Legend of Audie Murphy

Creator: Brian Solomon
Age rating: Everyone
A biopic of the greatest American Soldier who ever lived, and his heroic actions of WWII.
Synopsis: Audie Murphy came from humble beginnings. His father left him as a child, and his mother died in his teens. Murphy became the man of the house at a young age, living in poverty, but still able to provide for his brothers and sisters. After Pearl Harbor, Murphy felt compelled to enlist but was denied by every branch because of his small stature and was underage. Devastated, Murphy conspired with his sister to falsify his birth certificate, and was later able to enlist in the United States Army. He was shipped off to Europe to join the fight in WWII. Audie Murphy quickly gained the respect of his fellow soldiers through his bravery and heroism. Battle after battle, he destroyed the enemy. Perhaps his most legendary moment of the war was when he and his men were pinned down by fifty German tanks, taking heavy fire. Murphy instructed his men to take cover, and valiantly jumped onto a burning tank which still had a usable fifty caliber machine gun. Murphy was shot twice, yet still laid down heavy fire, pinning the Germans back, who eventually retreated. Audie Murphy defeated an entire company of tanks on his own, saving the lives of his men. For this, he was awarded the Medal of Honor. That was just one of the many stories in the screenplay that truly told the legend of Audie Murphy.

Latest Work

  • Script 1 - Brian's Original Draft
    Creative Notes:
    The screenplay details Audie Murphy's time in Europe during WWII. Murphy was the most decorated soldier of the war, and the script accounts his most intense stories which ultimately led to him becoming a national hero and movie star post war.