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Paul Sawtell produced music for multiple Hollywood productions during the course of his career. Sawtell worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "A Date With the Falcon" (1941), "Scattergood Rides High" (1942), "Six-Gun Gold" (1941) starring Tim Holt, "The Gay Falcon" with George Sanders (1941), "Valley of the Sun" (1942) and "Wagon Train" (1940). In the forties, Sawtell devoted his time to various credits, such as "For You I Die" (1948), "Raw Deal" with Dennis O'Keefe (1948), "T-Men" (1948) starring Dennis O'Keefe and "The Pearl of Death" (1948). He appeared multiple times in Peter Jackson's epic "Lord of the Rings" franchise, including roles in "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001), "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003), and "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" (2002). In the fifties, Sawtell lent his talents to projects like "Monkey on My Back" with Cameron Mitchell (1957), "Stopover Tokyo" (1957) starring Robert Wagner, "The Deerslayer" (1957), "The Story of Mankind" (1957) starring Ronald Colman and "Machete" with Mari Blanchard (1958). Sawtell last worked on the family adventure "The Water Horse" (2007) with Emily Watson.


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Paul Sawtell (February 3, 1906 - August 1, 1971) was a Polish film score composer. Sawtell began his career with RKO, and eventually joined Universal Pictures. Sawtell worked on many western and horror films, and also scored the Sherlock Holmes films The Pearl of Death and The Scarlet Claw. In the late 1940s, Sawtell returned to RKO. He also worked for various independent producers, including Eagle-Lion Films' production of T-Men (1947). In the late 1950s, Sawtell struck up an alliance with fellow film composer Bert Shefter and they produced many film scores together. Most notably they provided the music to classic science fiction and horror films including Kronos, The Fly, Curse of the Fly, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (in cooperation with producer Irwin Allen), and It! The Terror from Beyond Space in 1958. In 1965 they composed some scores for the director Russ Meyer, such as the cult classic Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and Motorpsycho. The last score they provided was for the Mexican film Emiliano Zapata in 1970 shortly before Sawtell's death.

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