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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Music (feature film)

1.
The Sunset Murder Case (1941) as Music Director
First of all this film was produced and distributed in 1938, and is not a 1941 production. The exhibitors and various censor boards objected to the original title, "The Sunset Strip Case" (because of the double meaning that implied a strip on Sunset rather than the name of the street, which is exactly what the producer had in mind when he hired fan-dancer Sally Rand, the hit of the Chicago Exposition and the later Texas Centennial), and Boston promptly banned the film, as Boston was often subject to do with far less reason than they had with this film. The film was tied up in law suits across the country brought against the various blue-nose boards who also blocked its showing, and all this was going on during the collapse of Grand National with GN president E. W. Hammons being hauled to court by exhibitors and creditors, including the production unit headed by this film's producer George A. Hirliman. The latter produced it for Grand National distribution, but Grand National had no distribution left when Hirliman finally got it cleared for showing in New York in 1941 under the title of "The Sunset Murder Case"...and it was distribued through indie exchanges in 1941 as Grand National had long folded its tent. It still carried the Grand National logo, which evidently has fooled the source that keeps calling this a 1941 production, and showing it as being distributed by an entity that no longer existed. The cast order shown on the 1941 prints is no way reflective of the cast order shown on original release. Excuse the use of Plot Summary to explain why this is not a 1941 film, but that is beginning to appear to be the only way to get this film into its proper decade. The plot summary, albeit skimpy,already on site will suffice for the plot. Be advised that Sally Rand was slower with her fans and showed more flesh in a later-Soundies short film than she does here. This one ran into trouble in 1938 because of her name, and not what she actually showed, although she showed more than was custom in 1938...or 1948 or 1958 for that matter.
2.
El trovador de la radio (1939) as Music Director
3.
Tarzan's Revenge (1938) as Music Director
Tarzan saves Elenor from the evil grip of ruler Ben Alleu Bey.
4.
King of the Sierras (1938) as Mus score and dir
5.
Wide Open Faces (1938) as Music Director
6.
Rose of the Rio Grande (1938) as Music Director
7.
Hawaii Calls (1938) as Music Score
After being nabbed while trying to stow away on board an ocean liner en route to Hawaii, young Bobby Breen sings for his travel fare and, along with sidekick Pua, turns detective to recover stolen naval documents from crooks
8.
Make a Wish (1937) as Music Director
While at summer camp in the Maine woods, little Bobby Breen befriends composer Basil Rathbone, who left the city to try and break his creative block, and is soon playing matchmaker for his widowed singer mother and Rathbone.
9.
Daniel Boone (1936) as Music Director
In 1775, Daniel Boone leads thirty settler families to Kentucky where they face two threats: Indian raiders led by renegade white Simon Girty, who opposes settlement; and the schemes of effete Stephen Marlowe to seize title to the new lands. Perils, battles, escapes, and a love interest round out the story.
10.
Let's Sing Again (1936) as Mus setting conceived and dir by
11.
Rainbow on the River (1936) as Composer
Young Phillip Ainsworth, (Bobby Breen), an orphan of the US Civil War, has been lovingly raised by Toinette, (Louise Beavers) a former slave. Toinette has big plans for the boy. She has saved her money to send him to a private school. But when the local priest, Father Josef, (Henry O'Neill) finds Phillip's family living in New York, the boy is sent north to live with people who refuse to accept him as their own. His only friend is the butler, Barrett, (Charles Butterworth). But his curmodgeon of a grandmother, (May Robson) is finally broken down by the boy's charm and good manners, and all ends happily. Along the way Breen has ample opportunity to show off his voice by singing several songs, including the title song three times.
12.
Let's Sing Again (1936) as Composer
13.
Angels in White (1936) as Mus settings conceived and dir by
14.
The President's Mystery (1936) as Mus settings
15.
Follow Your Heart (1936) as Mus settings
16.
Hearts in Bondage (1936) as Mus settings
17.
The Devil on Horseback (1936) as Music Director
18.
Rainbow on the River (1936) as Mus setting conceived and dir by
Young Phillip Ainsworth, (Bobby Breen), an orphan of the US Civil War, has been lovingly raised by Toinette, (Louise Beavers) a former slave. Toinette has big plans for the boy. She has saved her money to send him to a private school. But when the local priest, Father Josef, (Henry O'Neill) finds Phillip's family living in New York, the boy is sent north to live with people who refuse to accept him as their own. His only friend is the butler, Barrett, (Charles Butterworth). But his curmodgeon of a grandmother, (May Robson) is finally broken down by the boy's charm and good manners, and all ends happily. Along the way Breen has ample opportunity to show off his voice by singing several songs, including the title song three times.
19.
The President Vanishes (1935) as Mus setting
20.
Hard Rock Harrigan (1935) as Music Arrangement
21.
Peck's Bad Boy (1934) as Composer
Young boy Bill Peck adores his father and tries to be good, but the arrival of Bill's cousin Horace upsets Bill's plans. Horace's brattish ways result in Bill rather than Horace getting in trouble.
22.
Flirtation (1934) as Music
23.
Little Men (1934) as Music Director
The former Jo March and her husband Professor Bhaer operate the Plumfield School for homeless boys. One of the boys, Nat, invites Dan, a street kid, to come to the school, where the boys are all loved and well cared for. Dan is a young tough, but his heart is good, and when he is accused of theft at the school, Jo continues to believe in him and that the true thief will be found out.
24.
Peck's Bad Boy (1934) as Mus dir and score by
Young boy Bill Peck adores his father and tries to be good, but the arrival of Bill's cousin Horace upsets Bill's plans. Horace's brattish ways result in Bill rather than Horace getting in trouble.
25.
This Is America (1933) as Music Arrangement
26.
Thunder Over Mexico (1933) as Music Score
A documentary on the history of Mexico and its people.
27.
Tabu (1931) as Mus settings
A Tahitian pearl fisher falls in love with a woman branded untouchable by his tribe.
28.
One Romantic Night (1930) as Music Arrangement
A princess engaged to a prince falls for her brother's tutor.
29.
The Lottery Bride (1930) as Music arr
Sundered lovers meet again amid tragic irony at a mining camp in northern Norway.
30.
Be Yourself! (1930) as Music Arrangement
In the nightclub where entertainer Fannie Field sings, two rivals for her favors, Jerry Moore and Mac McCloskey, come to blows before either realizes the other is a boxer. Jerry loses the fight but wins Fannie, who becomes his trainer with the aid of her schlemiel brother. Aside from a slight tendency to lie down in the ring, Jerry is successful. But success brings the inevitable blonde; does this mean heartbreak for Fannie? Features the star's inimitable ethnic humor.
31.
Hell's Angels (1930) as Music
Two buddies take on World War I flying aces and a seductive blonde.
32.
The Bad One (1930) as Music Arrangement
33.
Puttin' on the Ritz (1930) as Music Arrangement
Crooner Harry Raymond and best friend James Tierney are working for a musical promoter when they meet Dolores Fenton who is trying to make ends meet by selling one of her songs. Raymond collaborates with Miss Fenton on her music but gets fired overzealoulsy selling it to his boss. Raymond and Tierney, along with their girlfriends, work in vaudeville until they are separated by a Broadway offer for Raymond and girlfriend Dolores. Success comes to the crooning Raymond in New York. He starts hobnobbing with high society, drinking heavily, and forgetting his old friends. It's a formula for a big fall.
34.
Abraham Lincoln (1930) as Music Arrangement
In this biography the simple backwoods boy rises to become one of America's most beloved presidents.
35.
Lummox (1930) as Music Score
36.
New Orleans (1929) as Composer
37.
The Iron Mask (1929) as Composer
King Louis XIII of France is thrilled to have born to him a son - an heir to the throne. But when the queen delivers a twin, Cardinal Richelieu sees the second son as a potential for revolution, and has him sent off to Spain to be raised in secret to ensure a peaceful future for France. Alas, keeping the secret means sending Constance, lover of D'Artagnan, off to a convent. D'Artagnan hears of this and rallies the Musketeers in a bid to rescue her. Unfortunately, Richelieu out-smarts the Musketeers and banishes them forever. Richelieu enlists D'Artagnan to look after and protect the young prince. Meanwhile, de Rochefort learns of the twins and Richelieu's plans, and kidnaps the twin, raising him in secret. Many years later, with Richelieu dead and the young prince crowned King Louis XIV, Rochefort launches his plan. The king is kidnapped, replaced with his twin, put in an iron mask so as not to be recognized, and led off to a remote castle to be held prisoner. Louis XIV is able to alert D'Artagnan, who realizes that only his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis can help him, so he reunites the Musketeers to derail Rochefort's nefarious plot but at a heavy toll.
38.
The Iron Mask (1929) as Music arr
King Louis XIII of France is thrilled to have born to him a son - an heir to the throne. But when the queen delivers a twin, Cardinal Richelieu sees the second son as a potential for revolution, and has him sent off to Spain to be raised in secret to ensure a peaceful future for France. Alas, keeping the secret means sending Constance, lover of D'Artagnan, off to a convent. D'Artagnan hears of this and rallies the Musketeers in a bid to rescue her. Unfortunately, Richelieu out-smarts the Musketeers and banishes them forever. Richelieu enlists D'Artagnan to look after and protect the young prince. Meanwhile, de Rochefort learns of the twins and Richelieu's plans, and kidnaps the twin, raising him in secret. Many years later, with Richelieu dead and the young prince crowned King Louis XIV, Rochefort launches his plan. The king is kidnapped, replaced with his twin, put in an iron mask so as not to be recognized, and led off to a remote castle to be held prisoner. Louis XIV is able to alert D'Artagnan, who realizes that only his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis can help him, so he reunites the Musketeers to derail Rochefort's nefarious plot but at a heavy toll.
39.
Alibi (1929) as Music arr by
A mobster kills a police offer and uses the victim's daughter as his alibi.
40.
This Is Heaven (1929) as Music Score
41.
Evangeline (1929) as Mus synchronization
In the Canadian province of Acadia, young Evangeline is betrothed to Gabriel. But before their wedding can take place, the British imprison the men and send them into exile with their lands forfeit to the Crown Evangeline follows the exiled men in hopes of finding her beloved, but even after he and the other Acadians are released in Louisiana, she cannot find him, always arriving at some locale just after he has departed. But she dedicates her life to searching the continent for the man she loves.
42.
My Lady's Past (1929) as Music Score
43.
Midstream (1929) as Music
44.
Eternal Love (1929) as Music Arrangement
45.
The Rescue (1929) as Music
46.
Molly and Me (1929) as Music Score
47.
Two Men and a Maid (1929) as Music Score
48.
Lady of the Pavements (1929) as Music Arrangement
Karl, a German diplomat in Paris, discovers that his fiancee, Diane, has been cheating on him. He tells her that he would rather marry a "girl of the streets" than her. Outraged, Diane decides to grant hi his wish, and enlists the services of a Spanish singer/dancer from a disreputable nightclub to pose as a sophisticated, convent-educated singer, and surreptitiously arranges for her to meet Karl.
49.
Lucky Boy (1929) as Music Score
50.
Revenge (1928) as Music Score
51.
The Woman Disputed (1928) as Music Score
52.
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1928) as Music Score
A gentle slave tries to survive his sale to a vicious plantation overseer.
53.
The Battle of the Sexes (1928) as Music Score
In this silent film, a gold digger and her boyfriend plot to fleece a respectable middle-aged businessman.
54.
The Toilers (1928) as Music Arrangement
55.
Tempest (1928) as Music Score
In the final days of Czarist Russia, a peasant is raised from the ranks to Lieutenant. The other officers, aristocrats all, resent him, and make his life difficult. He falls in love with a princess, who spurns him. When he is caught in her room, he is stripped of his rank and thrown into prison. Then comes the Red Terror, and the tables are turned.
56.
Two Lovers (1928) as Music Score
57.
The Cavalier (1928) as Music Score
58.
The Awakening (1928) as Music Score
59.
Sins of the Fathers (1928) as Music Score
A married restaurant owner is persuaded to become a bootlegger by a beautiful young girl. When he starts making money at it, she steals it, then runs off with another man. His wife finds out what happened. Complications ensue.
60.
Two Lovers (1928) as Composer
61.
The Cavalier (1928) as Composer
62.
Old San Francisco (1927) as Vitaphone score
In this silent film, an Asian villain menaces a family of aristocratic Spanish settlers.
63.
Beau Geste (1926) as Music Score
Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa, where they face greater danger from their own sadistic commander than from the rebellious Arabs.
64.
Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (1925) as Music Arrangement
In this silent film, nomadic tribes make a perilous journey each year in search of fresh grasslands.
65.
The Pony Express (1925) as Music score arr by
66.
The Covered Wagon (1924) as Music Arrangement
Two wagon caravans converge at what is now Kansas City, and combine for the westward push to Oregon. On their quest the pilgrims will experience desert heat, mountain snow, hunger, and indian attack. To complicate matters further, a love triangle develops, as pretty Molly must chose between Sam, a brute, and Will, the dashing captain of the other caravan. Can Will overcome the skeleton in his closet and win Molly's heart?
67.
Reputation (1921) as Music Score
68.
Carmen (1915) as Mus accompaniment conducted by
The cigarette girl fights with another from the factory and is given to the custody of Don Jose who is smitten by her. In the city she falls for the bullfighter Escamillo. Jealous Don Jose stabs her outside the bullring.

Sound (feature film)

69.
Flirtation (1934) as Supv of mus background rec

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