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Walter Scharf

Walter Scharf

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Also Known As: Died: February 24, 2003
Born: Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Profession: Music ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Music (feature film)

1.
Hollywoodland (2006)
A drama that recounts the life and mysterious death by suicide of George Reeves, star of the television series "Superman" (1951-1957), who died at age forty-two.
2.
True Colors (1991) as Song ("Unscrupulous Scrooge")
After they graduate from law school, best friends Peter Burton and Tim Gerrity find themselves working against each other. Burton stands for justice while Gerrity is out to accrue as much power as he can, however he can get it.
3.
Moonwalker (1989) as Song ("Ben")
A hero from another world rescues a group of kidnapped children.
4.
Twilight Time (1983) as Music
An immigrant returns to his native Yugoslavia to raise his grandchildren.
5.
Midnight Offerings (1981)
A sinister witch, determined to destroy anyone she cannot dominate, confronts a young co-ed with supernatural abilities in this chiller peopled by an array of familiar TV names.
6.
This Is Elvis (1981) as Music
The life and career of Elvis Presley are chronicled. Presley is seen in home movies, concert footage, and some of the events in his life are dramatized by actors. Subjects that are highlighted include his early performances, his time in the army, his appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show which was cont
7.
Scarlett O'Hara War, The (1980)
The second of the "Moviola" segments, a light-hearted look at David O. Selznick's search for his "Gone With the Wind" leading lady, was acclaimed as the best of the three and brought Emmy Award nominations to Tony Curtis as Outstanding Actor for his Selznick, in supporting acting categories to Harol
8.
Long Days of Summer, The (1980)
In this sequel to his 1978 "When Every Day Was the Fourth of July" (and a pilot to a prospective series), producer/director Dan Curtis recalls more of his youth during the late '30s, and follows a fictionalized family where the father has jeopardized a promising law career to defend a Jewish immigra
9.
Salvage (1979)
A hotshot junkman decides to go to the moon with his two young companions in a homemade rocket to recover millions of dollars worth of discarded space equipment in this lighthearted pilot to the series which began the following week as "Salvage 1," with Griffith and his associates using the rocket f
10.
Triangle Factory Fire Scandal, The (1979)
A dramatic retelling of the 1911 tragedy in which 146 workers died in New York's garment district and ultimately laid the groundwork for the establishment of the ILGWU. The real-life catastrophe took a mere eleven minutes; the movie, with its soap opera plots and assorted inaccuracies (like several
11.
Real American Hero (1978)
Law-and-order Selma, Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser, the resourceful, club-wielding real-life folk hero whose career inspired three ultra-violent movies, returns to wage a relentless battle against a dapper local moonshiner in this TV feature. Brian Dennehy assumed the role played originally by Joe
12.
When Every Day Was the Fourth of July (1978)
Fictionalized from events during producer/director/writer Dan Curtis' boyhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the 1930s, this sentimental drama tells of a local attorney who succumbs to the pleas of his nine-year-old daughter and agrees to defend on homicide charges a mute handyman the girl has befri
13.
Real American Hero (1978)
Law-and-order Selma, Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser, the resourceful, club-wielding real-life folk hero whose career inspired three ultra-violent movies, returns to wage a relentless battle against a dapper local moonshiner in this TV feature. Brian Dennehy assumed the role played originally by Joe
14.
Final Chapter--Walking Tall (1977) as Music
To please his wife Pauline, Buford Pusser retires from wrestling and moves back to Tennessee to go into the logging business with his father. After his arrival, Buford g s to the Lucky Spot gambling club with a friend and is seriously wounded with a knife after he catches the management cheating at
15.
Walking Tall (1973) as Music
Buford Pusser is a tough, Tennessee sheriff, determined to clean up gambling, moonshine whiskey, and prostitution in his town, and is known for using a big stick to smash things up when necessary. Eventually, the criminals in the town form an alliance against Pusser in an effort to take back the town, beating him up and murdering his wife. Now Buford Pusser is really mad...
16.
Ben (1972) as Music
A lonely boy, played by Lee H. Montgomery, becomes good friends with Ben, a rat. This rat is also the leader of a pack of vicious killer rats, killing lots of people. The authorities succeed in destroying the rats, leaving the boy in desperate tears ... until he discovers his friend Ben to be still alive!
17.
Ben (1972) as Composer
A lonely boy, played by Lee H. Montgomery, becomes good friends with Ben, a rat. This rat is also the leader of a pack of vicious killer rats, killing lots of people. The authorities succeed in destroying the rats, leaving the boy in desperate tears ... until he discovers his friend Ben to be still alive!
18.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) as Mus arr and cond
A boy wins a tour of a famous, and deadly, chocolate factory.
19.
Mr. Magoo's Holiday Festival (1970) as Mus score & cond for "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol"
20.
The Cheyenne Social Club (1970) as Mus & mus dir
An aging cowboy finds that the successful business he has inherited is actually a house of prostitution.
21.
The Cheyenne Social Club (1970) as Composer
An aging cowboy finds that the successful business he has inherited is actually a house of prostitution.
22.
Pendulum (1969) as Composer
A decorated police captain soon finds the tables turned on him when he's accused of murdering his wife.
23.
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969) as Music
American tourists wreak havoc while traveling through Europe.
24.
Pendulum (1969) as Music
A decorated police captain soon finds the tables turned on him when he's accused of murdering his wife.
25.
Funny Girl (1968) as Orchestration
Comedienne Fanny Brice fights to prove that she can be the greatest star and find romance even though she isn't pretty.
26.
Funny Girl (1968) as Mus supv & cond
Comedienne Fanny Brice fights to prove that she can be the greatest star and find romance even though she isn't pretty.
27.
Harold Lloyd's Funny Side of Life (1966) as Music
Compilation of clips selected by Harold Lloyd that highlight his career.
28.
Harold Lloyd's Funny Side of Life (1966) as Composer
Compilation of clips selected by Harold Lloyd that highlight his career.
29.
Tickle Me (1965) as Music Director
A singing cowboy signs on with an all-woman dude ranch.
30.
Sylvia (1965) as Mus (see note)
A private detective is hired by a wealthy man to uncover his wife's past, but in the process of investigating the woman the detective falls in love with her.
31.
Guns of Diablo (1964)
A man and a boy scouting supplies for a wagon train come up against a crooked town boss.
32.
Honeymoon Hotel (1964) as Composer
Two bachelors on the prowl accidentally book a vacation at a resort for newlyweds.
33.
Honeymoon Hotel (1964) as Mus score & cond
Two bachelors on the prowl accidentally book a vacation at a resort for newlyweds.
34.
Where Love Has Gone (1964) as Music
Family secrets come to light when a teen-ager murders her mother's lover.
35.
The Nutty Professor (1963) as Music
A timid chemist discovers a potion that unleashes his sleazy side.
36.
My Six Loves (1963) as Music
Successful Broadway star Janice Courtney collapses from exhaustion and is ordered to rest for six weeks at her country home in Connecticut. While there, she meets some people who change her life permanently, and discovers true love and happiness.
37.
Harold Lloyd's World of Comedy (1962) as Music
Classic clips reveal the genius of the silent screen comic noted for his daredevil stunts.
38.
It's Only Money (1962) as Music
Lester is a clumsy and awkward TV repair man who is nevertheless gifted technically. In helping out a friend, he is drawn into a mystery involving a missing heir in a rich family. He begins to notice little things, like how much those family portraits look like him. Surely..no..he can't be...can he ?
39.
Pocketful of Miracles (1961) as Mus scored & cond
A good-hearted gangster turns an old apple seller into a society matron so she can impress her daughter.
40.
The Errand Boy (1961) as Mus score & conducting
Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to the lot. But all that Morty ever finds is that he can cause havoc no matter what he does.
41.
The Ladies' Man (1961) as Music
A houseboy creates chaos at a Hollywood hotel for aspiring actresses.
42.
The Bellboy (1960) as Mus scored and cond
An accident-prone bellboy's resemblance to Jerry Lewis causes rampant confusion.
43.
CinderFella (1960) as Mus scored and cond
The Cinderella story in form of a farce and with a guy in the leading role: Fowler is a clumsy simpleton, who has to care for his step mother and her two stuck-up sons Maximilian and Rupert. Only in the realms of phantasy he can find comfort. One day a good spirit appears to him and helps him to win the heart of the beautiful princess Charmant.
44.
CinderFella (1960) as Composer
The Cinderella story in form of a farce and with a guy in the leading role: Fowler is a clumsy simpleton, who has to care for his step mother and her two stuck-up sons Maximilian and Rupert. Only in the realms of phantasy he can find comfort. One day a good spirit appears to him and helps him to win the heart of the beautiful princess Charmant.
45.
Don't Give Up the Ship (1959) as Mus scored and cond
A newlywed cannot remember what happened to the WWII battleship he commanded.
46.
King Creole (1958) as Mus adpt and scored by
A singer with a criminal past gets drawn back into the mob.
47.
Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958) as Mus adpt and scored by
A small-town repairman takes in his childhood sweetheart's triplets and is mistaken for their father.
48.
The Geisha Boy (1958) as Music Score
A third-rate magician tours Japan with the USO.
49.
The Joker Is Wild (1957) as Mus scored and cond
Singer Joe E. Lewis fights to rebuild his life after gangsters slash his vocal cords.
50.
Three Violent People (1957) as Mus scored and cond by
Two brothers and the wife of one, seething about the pillaging by a ruthless and greddy provisional government, become involved in conflict.
51.
Loving You (1957) as Mus arr and cond
Elvis Presley plays Deke Rivers, a gas station attendent who is discoverd by publicist Glenda Markle (Lizabeth Scott) and country-western musician Tex Warner (Wendell Corey) who want to promote the talented newcomer to fame and fortune, first by changing Deke's name to Jimmy Tompkins, and giving him every break he deserves.
52.
The Sad Sack (1957) as Mus scored and cond
A hopelessly innocent private gets himself kidnapped in Morocco.
53.
Three for Jamie Dawn (1956) as Music
54.
Timetable (1956) as Mus comp and dir
An insurance investigator turns to robbery, then has to solve one of his own crimes.
55.
Artists and Models (1956) as Mus arr and cond
A cartoonist/artist starts using the inane mutterings of his sleeping idiot of a roommate for his published strip. Soon, the "sleep-talking" starts to smack of political conspiracies and the CIA starts investigating the two. Meanwhile, two lovely models, living next door attempt to make boyfirends out of the pair.
56.
Timetable (1956) as Composer
An insurance investigator turns to robbery, then has to solve one of his own crimes.
57.
The Birds and the Bees (1956) as Mus score and cond
58.
Hollywood or Bust (1956) as Mus arr and cond
Two half-wits drive cross country to Hollywood in their search for stardom.
59.
Bundle of Joy (1956) as Background score adpt and cond
A shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.
60.
3 Ring Circus (1955) as Music Score
A pair of war veterans wreak havoc when they join the circus.
61.
You're Never Too Young (1955) as Mus arr and cond
A murder witness masquerades as a twelve-year-old to escape the killers.
62.
The French Line (1954) as Mus arr and cond
A Texas heiress masquerades as a model in hopes of finding true love.
63.
Living It Up (1954) as Mus arr and cond
A newspaperwoman turns a man who thinks he's dying into a national hero.
64.
A Perilous Journey (1953) as Music Director
65.
Hans Christian Andersen (1952) as Music Director
The storytelling shoemaker falls for a married ballerina who stars in one of his stories.
66.
Two Tickets to Broadway (1951) as Music Score
A small-town girl finds love on the road to Broadway stardom.
67.
Buccaneer's Girl (1950) as Composer
Robin Hood-like pirate Baptiste takes only the ships of rich but wicked trader Narbonne. Fun loving Debbie, a passenger from his latest prize, stows away on the pirate ship and falls for the pirate; later, having become a New Orleans entertainer, she meets his alter ego, who's engaged to the governor's daughter. Sea battles and land rescues follow in lighthearted style.
68.
69.
Deported (1950) as Music Director
70.
Sierra (1950) as Music
Ring Hassard and father Jeff, wild horse breakers, live in a hidden mountain eyrie because Jeff is wanted for a murder he didn't commit. But things change when they take in a lost young lady, Riley Martin, who finds that Ring has "never seen a woman close up." Jeff is injured, Ring runs afoul of horse thieves and the law, and Riley (who turns out to be a lawyer) labors to clear the Hassards; but others would prefer them dead.
71.
South Sea Sinner (1950) as Music
A tramp steamer lands sick crewman Jake Davis on rubber-growing island Oraka, from which voluptuous, bedroom-eyed saloon singer Coral is about to be ejected because "men like her too much." But Coral's slimy boss Cognac gets her a reprieve so she can learn Jake's secret. In the process, Coral gets a bit too fond of Jake, who (suspected of wartime collaboration ) resolves on new efforts to clear himself; but more complications arise.
72.
City Across the River (1949) as Music
Brooklyn youth Frank Cusack, good son and brother by day, is a gang member by night. The Dukes, seemingly likable dead-end-kids, are dangerously involved with racketeer Gaggsy Steens. Despite the efforts of Franks's parents, he and pal Benny get involved in a serious crime. Can Stan Albert, head of the community center, prevent them from becoming full-time crooks?
73.
Abandoned (1949) as Music
A man tries to find his sister's illegitimate child.
74.
Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1949) as Music
75.
Red Canyon (1949) as Music
76.
Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1949) as Composer
77.
Take One False Step (1949) as Music
Prof. Andrew Gentling, in Los Angeles to help found a new college, is inveigled by old flame Catherine Sykes into a midnight drive. Next day Catherine is missing, believed killed; friend Martha convinces Andrew that he's a prime suspect and should investigate before he's arrested. But this only puts Andrew in a more deadly kind of danger.
78.
The Saxon Charm (1948) as Music
79.
Mexican Hayride (1948) as Mus arr and cond
80.
Casbah (1948) as Mus arr and dir
Pepe Le Moko (Tony Martin) leads a gang of jewel thieves in the Casbah of Algiers, where he has exiled himself to escape imprisonment in his native France. Inez (Yvonne DeCarlo), his girl friend, is infiriated when Pepe flirts with Gaby (Marta Toren), a French vistor, but Pepe tells her to mind her own business. Detective Slimane (Peter Lorre)is trying to lure Pepe out of the Casbah so he can be jailed. Against Slimane's advice, Police Chief Louvain capture Pepe in a dragnet, but his followers free him. Inez realizes that Pepe has fallen in love with Gaby and intends to follow her to Europe. Slimane knows the same and uses her as the bait to lure Pepe out of the Casbah.
81.
82.
The Far Frontier (1948) as Music Director
83.
Are You with It? (1948) as Mus arr and dir
84.
Mexican Hayride (1948) as Composer
85.
Murder in the Music Hall (1946) as Music Director
86.
I've Always Loved You (1946) as Music Director
A conductor means to destroy the career of a former student, pianist Myra Hassman. Showing no mercy, he conspires to ruin her even as she wrestles with Rachmaninoff at Carnegie Hall.
87.
The Cheaters (1945) as Music Score
An unemployed actor tries to save a young innocent from greedy relations.
88.
Dakota (1945) as Music Score
In 1871, professional gambler John Devlin (John Wayne) elopes with Sandra "Sandy" Poli (Vera Ralston), daughter of Marko Poli (Hugo Haas), an immigrant who has risen to railroad tycoon. Sandy, knowing that the railroad is to be extended into Dakota, plans to use their $20,000 nest egg to buy land options to sell to the railroad at a profit. On the stage trip to Ft. Abercrombie, their fellow passengers are Jim Bender (Ward Bond) and Bigtree Collins (Mike Mazurki), who practically own the town of Fargo and Devlin is aware that they are prepared to protect the little empire...trying to drive out the farmers by burning their property, destroying their wheat, and blaming the devastation on the Indians. Continuing their journey north on the river aboard the "River Bird', Sandy and John meet Captain Bounce (Walter Brennan), an irascible old seafarer. Two of Bendender's henchmen, Slagin (Grant Withers) and Carp (Paul Fix), board the boat and relieve John of his $20,000 at gunpoint. Captain Bounce, chasing the robber's dinghy, wrecks his boat on a sandbar. At Fargo, the land wars begin and John teams with the wheat farmers against the Bender gang. Several attempts are made on his life and Collins tries to frame him for murder.
89.
Love, Honor and Goodbye (1945) as Music Director
90.
Earl Carroll Vanities (1945) as Music Director
91.
The Woman Who Came Back (1945) as Music Director
92.
Mexicana (1945) as Music Director
93.
Love, Honor and Goodbye (1945) as Composer
94.
Mexicana (1945) as Composer
95.
Atlantic City (1944) as Music Director
In 1915, Atlantic City is a sleepy seaside resort, but Brad Taylor, son of a small hotel and vaudeville house proprietor, has big plans: he thinks it can be "the playground of the world." Brad's wheeling and dealing proves remarkably successful in attracting big enterprises and big shows, but brings him little success in personal relationships. Full of nostalgic songs and acts, some with the original artists.
96.
Lake Placid Serenade (1944) as Music Director
97.
Hands Across the Border (1944) as Music Director
Horse breeders Adams and Brock are vying for the Army contract. When Adams is killed trying to ride his horse Trigger, Roy saves the horse from being shot. He trains him and then plans to ride him in the race to win the contract.
98.
Man from Frisco (1944) as Music Director
Matt Braddock (a fictional version of real-life Henry Kaiser) is an engineer with revolutionary ideas for shipbuilding. When he tries to set up yards for prefabricating ships on the West Coast, he runs up against a rival builder, Joel Kennedy. Kennedy's son Russ idolizes Matt, but Russ's sister Diana thinks Matt is a hopeless idealist who could ruin her father.
99.
The Fighting Seabees (1944) as Music Score
World War II construction workers have to fight the enemy to get the job done.
100.
Brazil (1944) as Music Director
101.
The Cowboy and the Senorita (1944) as Music Director
Outlaws conceal a gold mine's true worth from the man who inherited it.
102.
The Lady and the Monster (1944) as Music Score
103.
Casanova in Burlesque (1944) as Music Director
104.
Someone to Remember (1943) as Music Director
105.
Shantytown (1943) as Music Director
106.
In Old Oklahoma (1943) as Music Score
Cowboy Dan Somers and oilman Jim "Hunk" Gardner compete for oil lease rights on Indian land in Oklahoma, as well as for the favors of schoolteacher Cathy Allen.
107.
Hit Parade of 1943 (1943) as Music Director
One of the many films made at Republic with a year attached to the "Hit Parade" title, which came from the "Hit Parade" radio program sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes. On reissue all of the entries underwent a title change from "Hit Parade of 19??" to, usually, a title of a song contained in the film, as happened in the case of this film when it was reissued as "Change of Heart" in 1949, and not known under that title until 1949. Not reissuing the film under the original title of "Hit Parade of 1943" had a two-fold purpose; the audiences of that era were not much interested in seeing a film twice, and a changed title-even when the original title was clearly shown in (very) small print in the ads and on the posters---had a chance of being seen again by that segment of the ticket-buying public who didn't read the small print. The plot here is just a trifle---Susan Hayward ghost writes songs for composer John Carroll, whose charms evidently outweighed his song-writing ability---played in and around some great singing and dancing numbers by, for its time, a large number of black performers including Dorothy Dandridge, Count Basie, dancing by the great Jack Williams and the team of "Pops & Louie"(Albert Whitman and Louis Williams)and others, including Spanish dancer Chinita Marin, billed as Chinita. The song "Change of Heart", by Jule Styne and Harold Adamson, was Oscar-nominated, and also became the title of the film on 1949 reissue. Walter Scharf also was Oscar-nominated for Best Scoring of a Musical. Republic seldom got two nominations in any single year, much less two in the same film.
108.
Thumbs Up (1943) as Music Director
109.
Nobody's Darling (1943) as Music Director
110.
London Blackout Murders (1943) as Music Director
111.
Chatterbox (1943) as Music Director
112.
False Faces (1943) as Composer
113.
Sleepy Lagoon (1943) as Music Director
114.
Johnny Doughboy (1942) as Music Director
115.
Secrets of the Underground (1942) as Music Director
116.
Flying Tigers (1942) as Music Director
American flyers help the Chinese fight off Japanese invaders.
117.
The Palm Beach Story (1942) as Composer
To finance her husband's career, a married woman courts an eccentric millionaire.
118.
Ice-Capades Revue (1942) as Composer
119.
Ice-Capades Revue (1942) as Music Director
120.
Sis Hopkins (1941) as Orchestration
121.
Rookies on Parade (1941) as Orchestration
122.
Mercy Island (1941) as Music Score
123.
Puddin' Head (1941) as Orchestration
124.
Hit Parade of 1941 (1940) as Orch arr by
A small radio station is saved of getting bankrupt by a backer, who invests money for a TV equipment, if the owner allows, that his dancing daughter Annabelle can dance and sing on the screen, but due to her voice, her singing had to be dubbed by the owner's girl friend Pat Abbott.But problems start, when the owner starts dating Annabelle.

Cast (special)

125.
Alice Faye: The Star Next Door (1996) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of singer and actress Alice Faye.
126.
Republic Pictures Story, The (1991) as Interviewee
A documentary on the Republic Pictures studios. Includes film clips and interviews with various celebrities who appeared in these films.

Music (special)

127.
Blind Ambition (1979)
The Watergate crisis as viewed by John Dean and his wife Maureen, based on their respective personal accounts, and distilled into an eight-hour drama with all of the political figures of the day parading by. Sheen, whose gamut of political portrayals has run from Robert Kennedy (in "The Missiles of
128.
From Here to Eternity (1979)
An expanded new version of the 1953 movie classic taken from James Jones' memorable first novel dealing with military life in Hawaii on the eve of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Burt Lancaster-Deborah Kerr-Montgomery Clift-Frank Sinatra-Donna Reed roles were here played by (respectively) William De

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