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Nelson Riddle

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Also Known As: Died: October 6, 1985
Born: June 1, 1921 Cause of Death: cardiac arrest and kidney failure
Birth Place: Oradell, New Jersey, USA Profession: Music ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Music (feature film)

1.
Wonder Boys (2000) as Composer
An over-the-hill writer rediscovers life when he meets a young writing prodigy in his lecture.
2.
Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) as Song Performer ("C'Est Magnifique")
When proper Englishman and Manhattan art dealer, Michael Felgate, falls in love with Gina Vitale, he is certain she'll soon be his bride. Upon proposing to her at "La Trattoria," a popular eatery in Little Italy, he makes a wrong turn looking for the men's room and discovers a man imprisoned in the restaurant's meat freezer. At this point, he learns not only that his bride-to-be is in fact the daughter of a powerful mafia godfather, but that his "discovery" has just embroiled him in a dangerous situation which requires him to pose as the gangster "Mickey Blue Eyes" in order to get out of it alive.
3.
Vegas Vacation (1997) as Song Performer ("Volare")
Nobody plans a vacation better than Clark Griswold. This time out, Clark has finally chosen the perfect destination. He's selected the Promised Land where the Griswolds can enjoy their own special brand of kinship and reach certain vacation nirvana: the new family-entertainment capital of America -- Las Vegas, Nevada. But Clark didn't count on one thing. Despite Vegas' new image as a city with wholesome activities for the whole family to enjoy, its tempting underbelly still lures the unsuspecting with its glitzy, glammy enchantments. And each wide-eyed member of the Griswold gang becomes seduced by the easy enticements of Sin City. Can the Griswolds come back together once they've tasted the high life in Lost Wages? Before their Vegas voyage is over, they'll see and do it all: wonder at the illusion of a Siegfried & Roy stage extravaganza, scale the dizzying heights of the Hoover Dam, thrill at the bulbs and buzz on the Strip and indulge in the decadent pleasures of the big-ticket suites.
4.
Flesh and Bone (1993) as Song ("The Untouchables" From Original Tv Series)
Noirish love story between a man who fills vending machines for a living and a recently divorced woman seeking a new life. The two lovers are tied together by a disturbing event in their past.
5.
Chattanooga Choo Choo (1984) as Music
6.
Help Wanted: Male (1982)
Suzanne Pleshette, in this romantic comedy, is an unmarried career woman who decides she wants a baby and finds a suitable partner, a sportswriter working for the magazine she publishes, after first maneuvering her boyfriend into proposing marriage and then learning he can't have children.
7.
Mickey Spillane's Margin For Murder (1981)
Mickey Spillane's hard-hitting '50s private eye, Mike Hammer, returns to television in the guise of Kevin Dobson (Darren McGavin was Hammer in the 1958-59 series) to track down the killer of his best friend who was driving his (Hammer's) car. Joining in the hunt are the detective's Girl Friday, the
8.
Rough Cut (1980) as Music Adaptation
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10.
Harper Valley P.T.A. (1978) as Music
Stella Johnson is a single mother living in the town of Harper Valley. Now most of people, particularly on PTA board think that she is a little too liberal for them. So they are making things tough for her and her daughter. She then decides to get back at them by pulling all sorts of pranks on them. She also decides to run for the position of PTA President, which infuriates them.
11.
Goin' Coconuts (1978) as Music
The singing duo Donny and Marie Osmond get into trouble in when Marie gets a beautiful necklace, unaware that a group of thieves and a mysterious woman are after it.
12.
Circle Of Children, A (1977)
An affluent suburbanite's life is changed by a demanding challenge as a volunteer at a school for emotionally disturbed children when her own structured existence, stale marriage, and independent college-aged daughter no longer provide fulfillment. Steven Gethers' teleplay earned him an Emmy nominat
13.
America at the Movies (1976) as Music Arranger
As a Bicenentennial tribute, the American Film Institute made this compilation of film clips from every era of American cinema. 83 clips that focus on the character and history of America are seen under the categories of The Land, The Cities, The Families, the Wars, and The Spirit.
14.
America at the Movies (1976) as Music Conductor
As a Bicenentennial tribute, the American Film Institute made this compilation of film clips from every era of American cinema. 83 clips that focus on the character and history of America are seen under the categories of The Land, The Cities, The Families, the Wars, and The Spirit.
15.
That's Entertainment! II (1976) as Music Supervisor
Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly dance together again for the first time in more than 30 years as they introduce classic musical numbers and comedy bits.
16.
How to Break Up a Happy Divorce (1976)
A sight-gag-happy farce, loaded with cameos by familiar TV faces, about a divorcee's campaign to make her ex-husband jealous in order to win him back.
17.
November Plan, The (1976) as Music
Jake Axminster is a private detective whose unconventional methods of working make a lot of enemies for him, in the world of law enforcement as well as in criminal circles.
18.
Mobile Two (1975)
A seasoned broadcast journalist, an ex-boozer, gets the chance to again prove himself as a television news reporter in this pilot for the short-lived "Mobile One" series that premiered ten days after this movie's initial airing and ran through the end of the year.
19.
Runaway Barge, The (1975)
An adventure drama involving three modern-day Mississippi boatmen who find themselves neck-deep in a kidnapping and hijacking plot.
20.
Promise Him Anything... (1975)
A bachelor has high hopes when he takes out a girl whose computer dating card reads suggestively "Anything goes." But when he learns that nothing goes, he hauls her into court for breach of promise.
21.
The Great Gatsby (1974) as Arrangements & Additional Music Composer And Conductor
A mysterious tycoon gets mixed up in a former love's tangled life.
22.
The Great Gatsby (1974) as Music
A mysterious tycoon gets mixed up in a former love's tangled life.
23.
Blue Knight, The (1973)
Veteran cop Bumper Morgan searches the Los Angeles barrio for the killer of an aging colleague in this pilot for the 1975-76 series. Kennedy took over the role originated in the 1973 telefeature by William Holden.
24.
Emergency! (1972)
The pilot movie to the hit series about Los Angeles' paramedics and their interaction with the fire department and hospital system -- told briskly in the proven, clipped-dialogue Jack Webb style that had served so well in "Dragnet" and "Adam-12" (its two stars turn up here to give this film a Webb c
25.
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) as Mus supv, arr & cond
A psychiatrist falls in love with a patient's past life.
26.
Hell's Bloody Devils (1970) as Composer
27.
Hell's Bloody Devils (1970) as Mus themes
28.
The Maltese Bippy (1969) as Mus comp & cond
A porn star thinks he's become a werewolf.
29.
The Great Bank Robbery (1969) as Music
Outlaws pose as a religious group to mask their attempt to rob a Western bank.
30.
Paint Your Wagon (1969) as Orch mus scored & conducted
Two California miners share a gold claim and a wife.
31.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967) as Mus supv & cond
With the help of his handy guidebook, a window washer talks his way into the executive suite.
32.
El Dorado (1967) as Composer
A gunfighter and a drunken sheriff take on a corrupt cattle baron.
33.
El Dorado (1967) as Mus score & cond
A gunfighter and a drunken sheriff take on a corrupt cattle baron.
34.
Batman (1966) as Music
Batman and Robin battle Catwoman, the Penguin, the Joker and the Riddler, who seek to defeat the Dynamic Duo once and for all, and take over the world.
35.
The Spy in the Green Hat (1966) as Music
Secret agents fight to keep a criminal mastermind from altering the course of the Gulf Stream.
36.
Harlow (1965) as Music Composition
37.
A Rage To Live (1965) as Music
A woman's insatiable sex drive destroys her life.
38.
Harlow (1965) as Mus cond & arr
39.
Red Line 7000 (1965) as Mus score & cond
The story of three racing drivers and three women, who constantly have to worry for the lives of their boyfriends. Jim Loomis and Mike Marsh drive for Pat Cassarian. Jim expects his fiancTe Holly, but before she arrives, he dies in a race. Since she hasn't got the money to travel back, she stays. The young and very ambitious talent Ned Arp joins the team and immediately starts wooing Pat's sister Julie. Third in the team is womanizer Dan McCall, who brings with him his current girlfriend Gabrielle from Paris. So the basic theme of this soap is "Who with whom?"
40.
Red Line 7000 (1965) as Composer
The story of three racing drivers and three women, who constantly have to worry for the lives of their boyfriends. Jim Loomis and Mike Marsh drive for Pat Cassarian. Jim expects his fiancTe Holly, but before she arrives, he dies in a race. Since she hasn't got the money to travel back, she stays. The young and very ambitious talent Ned Arp joins the team and immediately starts wooing Pat's sister Julie. Third in the team is womanizer Dan McCall, who brings with him his current girlfriend Gabrielle from Paris. So the basic theme of this soap is "Who with whom?"
41.
Marriage on the Rocks (1965) as Mus comp & cond
A couple divorces by mistake during a madcap Mexican vacation.
42.
Paris When It Sizzles (1964) as Music
A Hollywood producer hires a beautiful secretary to keep his drunken screenwriter on track.
43.
Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) as Mus score & cond
A Chicago gangster stumbles into philanthropic work during a gang war.
44.
What a Way To Go! (1964) as Music
This black comedy opens with Louisa Foster donating a multimillion dollar check to the IRS. The tax department thinks she's crazy and sends her to a psychiatrist. She then discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich.
45.
4 for Texas (1963) as Music
Double-crossing outlaws go straight and become rival saloon owners.
46.
Come Blow Your Horn (1963) as Music
A big city swinger teaches his sheltered brother how to become a chick magnet.
47.
Lolita (1962) as Music
Vladimir Nabokov's racy classic focuses on an aging intellectual in love with a teenager.
48.
Can-Can (1960) as Mus arr and cond
An ambitious judge tries to put a stop to the "forbidden dance" at a nightclub despite the protest of its owner.
49.
Ocean's Eleven (1960) as Music Composition and Conducting
A group of friends plot to rob a Las Vegas casino.
50.
Li'l Abner (1959) as Mus scored and cond
The residents of Dogpatch fight to persuade the government not to use their town as a nuclear testing ground.
51.
A Hole in the Head (1959) as Music
A single father's bohemian lifestyle could cost him custody of his son.
52.
Never Steal Anything Small (1959) as Music Arrangement
Jake MacIllaney will do just about anything to win the presidential election of longshoreman union Local 26. When he encounters young upright attorney Dan Cabot and Cabot's attractive wife, Linda, MacIllaney breaks up their marriage, pursues Linda, and pins a grand larceny rap on Dan. And all set to music!
53.
The Girl Most Likely (1958) as Mus arr and cond
A girl accepts three wedding proposals at once and dreams of marriage to each man.
54.
The Girl Most Likely (1958) as Composer
A girl accepts three wedding proposals at once and dreams of marriage to each man.
55.
Merry Andrew (1958) as Mus adpt and cond
An archaeologist's search for Roman treasure gets him mixed up with a circus troupe.
56.
St. Louis Blues (1958) as Mus arr and cond
Musical biopic about the life of legendary bluesman W.C. Handy.
57.
Pal Joey (1957) as Mus adpt
An opportunistic singer woos a wealthy widow to boost his career.
58.
The Joker Is Wild (1957) as Orch arr of songs
Singer Joe E. Lewis fights to rebuild his life after gangsters slash his vocal cords.
59.
The Pajama Game (1957) as Orchestra Arrangement
Employees of the Sleeptite Pajama Factory are looking for a whopping seven-and-a-half cent an hour increase and they won't take no for an answer. Babe Williams is their feisty employee representative but she may have found her match in shop superintendent Sid Sorokin. When the two get together they wind up discussing a whole lot more than job actions!
60.
Pal Joey (1957) as Music Arrangement
An opportunistic singer woos a wealthy widow to boost his career.
61.
Man on Fire (1957) as Bing Crosby's vocal accompaniment
A divorced man fights for custody of his son when his ex-wife remarries.
62.
High Society (1956) as Orchestration
In this musical version of The Philadelphia Story, tabloid reporters invade a society wedding.
63.
Lisbon (1956) as Music
64.
A Kiss Before Dying (1956) as Orchestration
A college student tries to get rich quick by wooing two wealthy sisters.
65.
Carousel (1956) as Orchestration
A dramatic love story unfolds between a rough-talking, macho carousel barker, and a young, innocent mill worker.
66.
Johnny Concho (1956) as Music Composition and Conducting
Frank Sinatra, Keenan Wynn, William Conrad, Phyllis Kirk, Wallace Ford, Christopher Dark, Howard Petrie, Claude Atkins, John Qualen. Frank Sinatra is branded a coward by the townspeople of Cripple Creek, Arizona when he fails to stand up to the men that killed his brother. He eventually comes to grips with his yellow streak and returns for the big showdown. Co-produced by Frank Sinatra. Directed by Don McGuire who co-wrote TOOTSIE.
67.
Flame of the Islands (1956) as Music
Rosalind Dee is a cabaret singer who aspires to enter high society. When she comes into dirty money she forms a partnership with two gambling-club owners to build the establishment into a gathering place for the only the most elite.
68.
Guys and Dolls (1955) as Orchestration
A big-city gambler bets that he can seduce a Salvation Army girl.
69.
The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954) as Composer
In Ispahan, Persia, Hajji Baba (John Derek) is leaving his father's shop to seek a greater fortune, while the Princess Fawzia (Elaine Stewart) is trying to talk her father, the Caliph (Donald Randolph) into giving her in marriage to Nur-El-Din (Paul Picerni), a rival prince known far and wide as mean and fickle. Her father intends Fawzia for Fawzia to marry a friend and ally, and makes plans to send her to him. But a courier brings word from Nur-El-Din that an escort awaits Fawzia on the outskirts of the city and she escapes the palace disguised as a boy. Hajji encounters the escort-warrior (Paul Baxley) at the rendezvous spot, is attacked and beats up the escort with his barber's tools. The princess arrives and mistakes Hajji as the escort until he mistakes the emerald ring sent by Nur-El-Din to Fawzia as the prize to be delivered. In her efforts to escape him, her turban becomes unbound and Hajji realizes that the girl herself is the treasure Nur-El-Din awaits. Hajji promises to escort her and they spend the night with the caravan of Osman Aga (Thomas Gomez), who invites them to stay for the dancing girls, among them, the incomparable Ayesha (Rosemarie Bowe). The pair are overtaken by the Caliph's guards sent to bring Fawzia back, but the guards are driven off by an invading army of Turcoman women, a band of fierce and beautiful women who prey on passing merchants.
70.
The Blue Gardenia (1953) as Composer
A telephone operator kills in self-defense but can't remember the details of the encounter.
71.
All Ashore (1953) as Arr
Three sailors on shore leave sing and dance their way to love.

Cast (special)

72.
Judy Garland: The Concert Years (1985)
A special that traces Judy Garland's concert performances, including her television and stage appearances.

Music (special)

73.
Sound of Julie Andrews, The (1995) as Orchestrations
Julie Andrews performs a musical salute to Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, a medley of songs by George and Ira Gershwin, Kurt Weill show tunes and selections from her films "The Sound of Music" and "Mary Poppins."
74.
Incomparable Nat King Cole, The (1992) as Song Arrangements
A special featuring clips from Nat King Cole's 1957 television series.
75.
Incomparable Nat King Cole, The (1992) as Orchestra Conductor
A special featuring clips from Nat King Cole's 1957 television series.
76.
50th Presidential Inaugural Gala, The (1985) as Music Director
An all-star party that honors President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, on the occasion of his inauguration to his second term.
77.
Linda Ronstadt in Concert (1984) as Music Arranger
A concert, featuring the music and songs of the Big Band era, by Linda Ronstadt.
78.
All-Star Party For Lucille Ball (1984) as Music Director
A black-tie music and comedy salute to Lucille Ball, on behalf of the Variety Clubs International's children's charities.
79.
Linda Ronstadt in Concert (1984) as Music
A concert, featuring the music and songs of the Big Band era, by Linda Ronstadt.
80.
American Film Institute Salute to Frank Capra, The (1982) as Music Director
A tribute by the American Film Institute (AFI) honoring film director Frank Capra.
81.
Carpenters -- Music, Music, Music, The (1980) as Music
A salute to American song writers, hosted by Karen and Richard Carpenter.
82.
Merry Christmas... With Love, Julie (1979) as Music
A holiday program of music and songs with singer Julie Andrews.
83.
General Electric's All-Star Anniversary (1978) as Music
The program recalls the music, song, and comedy of the past 100 years and celebrates the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the General Electric Company.
84.
Natalie Cole Special, The (1978) as Music
An hour of music and songs with singer Natalie Cole.
85.
Sinatra and Friends (1977) as Music
An hour of music and song with Frank Sinatra and friends.
86.
John Denver and Friend (1976) as Music
The unlikely duo of John Denver and Frank Sinatra salute the Big Bands of the '30s and '40s.
87.
Lucille Ball Special: What Now, Catherine Curtis?, A (1976) as Music
A trilogy of plays that relate the comic experiences of Catherine Curtis, newly-divorced after twenty years of marriage, as she attempts to begin a new life for herself.
88.
American Film Institute Salute to Orson Welles, The (1975) as Music Director
The American Film Institute presents a Life Achievement Award to Orson Welles. The program features commentary by Welles' peers and clips from his films.
89.
Lucille Ball Special Starring Lucille Ball and Dean Martin, A (1975) as Music
A comedy special revolving around the antics of Lucy Collins, a woman whose middle name is Trouble.
90.
Don Rickles Show, The (1975) as Music Director
An hour of music and comedy with the Prince of the Put-down, Don Rickles.
91.
Lucille Ball Special Starring Lucille Ball and Jackie Gleason, A (1975) as Music
A trilogy of one-act plays in which Lucille Ball and Jackie Gleason play three different couples facing marriage crises.
92.
One More Time (1974) as Music Director
The program features music and comedy stars of the past and present performing the material that made them famous.
93.
Happy Anniversary and Goodbye (1974) as Music
The comic adventures of marrieds Norma and Malcolm Michaels.
94.
American Film Institute Salute to John Ford, The (1973) as Music Director
The American Film Institute presents its first Life Achievement Award to director John Ford.
95.
Julie! (1972) as Music Director
A documentary portrait of actress and singer Julie Andrews.
96.
Dick Van Dyke Meets Bill Cosby (1972) as Music Director
Specially written comedy skits designed to display the comedic talents of Dick Van Dyke and Bill Cosby.
97.
Diahann Carroll Show, The (1971) as Music Director
An hour of music with Diahann Carroll and friends.
98.
And Debbie Makes Six (1967) as Music Director
An hour of music, songs, and comedy sketches.
99.
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music, part 2 (1966) as Music Director
Frank Sinatra, joined by his daughter Nancy, performs a set of classics.
100.
Frank Sinatra -- A Man and His Music (1965) as Music Director
Frank Sinatra performs many of his classics for a TV audience.
101.
Date With Debbie, A (1960) as Music Director
A delightful hour of music, comedy, and song with actress-singer Debbie Reynolds in her first television special.
102.
Gene Kelly Pontiac Special, The (1959) as Music Director
An hour of music, song, and dance. Sponsored by Pontiac automobiles.
103.
Frank Sinatra (1959) as Music Director
An hour of music and song.
104.
Louis Jourdan Timex Special, The (1959) as Music Director
A program of music and song with actor Louis Jourdan.
105.
Judy Garland Show, The (1956) as Music Director
A special in which Judy Garland sings songs she has never before sung in public.
106.
Satins and Spurs (1954) as Music Arranger
A romantic comedy about a beautiful rodeo queen who falls in love with a magazine reporter.
107.
Satins and Spurs (1954) as Music
A romantic comedy about a beautiful rodeo queen who falls in love with a magazine reporter.

Music (special)

108.
Harold Robbins' "79 Park Avenue" (1977)
A poor New York teenager of the mid-1930s is forced into prostitution despite sincere efforts to make a living otherwise, and ultimately she becomes the city's most famous madam. An Emmy Award nomination went to Yvonne Wood for her period costumes. Subsequently shown in two parts over four hours.
109.
Seventh Avenue (1977)
The third in NBC's "Best Seller" series, this three-part serialization of Norman Bogner's novel about a poor young man from New York's lower east side who becomes a power in the garment industry in the post-Depression era won Emmy Award nominations for Steven Keats and Dori Brenner.

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