Murphy's War Movie Review Summary

Actors: Peter O'Toole, Philippe Noiret, Sian Phillips

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Murphy, a stranded Irish merchant seaman who is the sole survivor of a WWII German U-boat attack in foreign waters. Rescued by Louis, a French oil engineer, he is taken to a small village hospital and treated by Doctor Haiden. Despite the impending end of the war, Murphy is haunted by visions of the bloody attack on his boat and fellow sailors and will not rest until he has revenge. Therefore he learns to fly a sea-plane with the intention of bombing the submarine.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Civilian Resistance Specific to    -   WW II

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   civilian sailor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South Jungles?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   submarining    -   drowning Air?    -   Yes Air:    -   warplane Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Unusual forms of death    -   drowned    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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