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David Buttolph

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Also Known As: Died: January 1, 1983
Born: August 3, 1902 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Music ...


Music (feature film)

New Maverick, The (1978)
Recycling the legendary comedy Western series (1957-62), this pilot for a prospective new run for "Maverick" has brothers Bret and Bart (Garner and Kelly recreating their original roles) joining forces with the eager but inexperienced son of their British cousin Beau (played in the earlier series by
PT 109 (1963) as Music
Future president John Kennedy fights to save his crew when their PT boat sinks in the Pacific.
The Man From Galveston (1963) as Music
Circuit-riding Texas lawyer Timothy Higgins defends a former girlfriend against a murder charge stemming from an extortionist's threat to reveal her shady past. Through adroit courtroom work, Higgins is able to acquit her and reveal who actually shot the fatal bullet.
Guns of the Timberland (1960) as Music
A lumberjack battles a group of ranchers over the rights to a nearby forest.
Westbound (1959) as Music
A Civil War veteran fights to protect a gold shipment from a bitter Confederate officer.
The Horse Soldiers (1959) as Music
A Union cavalry officer leads his men on a vital mission behind Confederate lines.
The Deep Six (1958) as Music
A pacifist finds his values challenged by the outbreak of World War II.
Onionhead (1958) as Mus adpt
An irresponsible student enlists in the Coast Guard expecting to sit out World War II.
The D.I. (1957) as Music
A tough drill sergeant has three days to keep a sensitive enlistee from washing out.
The Big Land (1957) as Music
A cattleman tries to convince a group of farmers to build a small town as a railroad link.
A Cry in the Night (1956) as Music
A police captain's emotions get in the way when his daughter is kidnapped.
Zarak (1956) as Music
A notorious bandit develops a grudging respect for the English military man assigned to capture him.
The Steel Jungle (1956) as Music
A convict¿s loyalty to the mob is when they threaten his pregnant wife.
The Lone Ranger (1956) as Music
The legendary hero fights to reconcile a developer with the Natives whose land he wants to mine.
Santiago (1956) as Music
A hardened gun runner attempts to take a shipment to Cuba to assist with the rebellion against Spain.
The Burning Hills (1956) as Music
A young cowboy and a Mexican girl run from a ruthless criminal.
Jump into Hell (1955) as Music
This film reenacts the battle of Dien Bien Phu, focusing on the struggles of the French troops stationed in Vietnam.
Target Zero (1955) as Music
International soldiers fight to ignore their differences while holding a hill during the Korean War.
I Died a Thousand Times (1955) as Music
An ex-con dreaming of one last heist faces dissension within his gang.
Secret of the Incas (1954) as Music Score
An Inca legend says the Inca Empire was destroyed by the gods when a gold and jeweled starburst was stolen from the Temple of the Sun centuries ago, and the ancient civilization will spring anew when the treasure is returned. The natives want it but so does Harry Steele (Charlton Heston), an American adventurer of slightly-shady ways who wants it for personal gain, as does his adversary (Thomas Mitchell), a grizzled old man even more into skullduggery than Steele. The latter teams up with Elena Antonescu (Nicole Maurey), an Iron Curtain refugee fleeing from the MKVD. She can help him get a plane and he can help her escape Peru for the relative safety of Mexico.Is there a chance they will end up in a bickering love-hate relationship?...Is there a chance an American archaelogist, Dr. Stanley Moorehead (Robert Young), will come along as one corner of a romantic triangle?...Is there a chance that Yma Sumac (billed third on the posters and ads and special billed in the film), who can't act but can sing, will sing a few songs?...Is there a chance that these trite-sounding questions will develop into a film that is far from trite and vastly entertaining? Dang right, there is. Check it out.
Riding Shotgun (1954) as Music
A stagecoach guard is mistaken for a member of a gang of outlaws.
Crime Wave (1954) as Music
A reformed parolee is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter.
Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954) as Music
A mad scientist uses an ape to murder his enemies.
The Bounty Hunter (1954) as Music
A bounty hunter attempts to track down three killers.
The System (1953) as Music
House of Wax (1953) as Music
A scarred sculptor re-populates his ravaged wax museum with human corpses.
The Man Behind the Gun (1953) as Music
A cavalry officer sent to stop a rebellion helps found the city of Los Angeles.
Thunder Over the Plains (1953) as Music
An Army captain risks his own freedom to prove a rebel leader innocent.
South Sea Woman (1953) as Music
A Marine sergeant battles Nazi agents to help a showgirl escape war torn China.
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) as Music Director
Nuclear tests set a dormant prehistoric monster on a path of destruction.
The Sellout (1952) as Music
A small-town newspaper editor risks everything to expose a corrupt sheriff.
Lone Star (1952) as Music
A frontiersman helps out with Texas's fight for independence from Mexico.
Talk About a Stranger (1952) as Music
Small-town gossips rage over the arrival of a mysterious stranger.
My Man and I (1952) as Music
A Mexican-American laborer fights for his dignity.
Carson City (1952) as Music
When the local stagecoach is raided by bandits, a western banker sinks all of his capital into a railway line.
The Winning Team (1952) as Music
Baseball great Grover Cleveland Alexander fights his way back from a blinding injury.
This Woman Is Dangerous (1952) as Music
A female gangster learns she is losing her vision.
Submarine Command (1951) as Music Score
A Naval commander torments himself over a crewman''''s death.
Fighting Coast Guard (1951) as Music
Along the Great Divide (1951) as Orig mus
A U.S. Marshal tries to get a rustler to trial before a vengeful rancher can kill him.
The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951) as Music Score
Gil Kyle finds himself caught up in the politics and unrest of the American Civil War and soon gets himself framed for a murder. His only alibi is Candace Bronson, who is aiding the Confederate cause and has left the territory to deliver a vital message about a Yankee gold shipment. So he sets off in pursuit, running into desperados, government agents, and guerrilla fighters, who are more interested in profit than ideals.
The Enforcer (1951) as Music
A crusading district attorney takes on the mob''''s murder machine.
Ten Tall Men (1951) as Music Score
A Foreign Legion sergeant leads ten volunteers against a mighty Arab army.
Fort Worth (1951) as Music
A retired gunfighter fears that he might have to take up his former trade when a gang of outlaws rides into town
Montana (1950) as Music
An Australian gets caught in the battle between ranchers and sheep men.
The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (1950) as Mus adpt
Against her widowed father's wishes, a vaudeville star's daughter takes to the stage.
Chain Lightning (1950) as Music
A reckless jet pilot goes to work for a demanding aviation tycoon.
Three Secrets (1950) as Orig mus
A five-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash in the mountains of California. When the newspapers reveal the boy was adopted and that the crash occurred on his birthday, three women begin to ponder if it's the son each gave up for adoption. As the three await news of his rescue at a mountain cabin, they recall incidents from five years earlier and why they were forced to give up their son.
Pretty Baby (1950) as Music
A pair of advertising executives use a woman's child to snag a client.
Roseanna McCoy (1949) as Music
The Hatfield-McCoy feud heats up when one family''s daughter elopes with the other''s son.
The Girl from Jones Beach (1949) as Music
An artist discovers a real-life version of the perfect woman he's been drawing for years.
The Story of Seabiscuit (1949) as Music
Fictionalized account of the legendary racehorse's training and triumphs.
One Sunday Afternoon (1949) as Mus adpt
A dentist in turn-of-the-century New York thinks he may have married the wrong girl.
Colorado Territory (1949) as Music
An outlaw just released from prison is sucked back into a life of crime in this remake of High Sierra.
One Last Fling (1949) as Music
A jealous wife decides working for her husband is the best way to keep tabs on him.
John Loves Mary (1949) as Music
A World War II veteran's marriage of convenience threatens his real wedding plans.
Give My Regards to Broadway (1948) as Orchestra Arrangement
The Norwick family has had a successful run on the vaudeville circuit, but now some of the family wants out. Mom is ready to retire on the family's farm, and daughter June wants to quit now that she's engaged. That only leaves Dad and his son Bert, who are happy to work as a twosome. Soon Bert's love of baseball overtakes his show biz ambitions, especially after he's offered a major league contract to play. Now he has to figure out how to break the news to his dad.
June Bride (1948) as Music
Two bickering reporters turn a small-town wedding into a battleground.
To the Victor (1948) as Music
An American blackmarketeer falls in love with the wife of Nazi collaborator.
Bill and Coo (1948) as Composer
Welcome to Chirpendale. There's plenty of parking space, plus it has everything: a bar where bird citizens can drink junebug sundaes and listen to jazzy music. But the bird citizens are terrorized by an evil raven called "The Black Menace", but a pluck young bird named Bill Singer, who's a taxi driver by day, comes to the aid of a damsel in distress, Coo, who's trapped in a fire. And soon the circus comes to town, Bill and Coo get box perches and witness ferocious feats and even laugh along with Cannonball Twitcher on an out of control motorcycle! But soon The Black Menace returns, and Bill and the rest of the citizens put together a plan to put him away for good.
The Street with No Name (1948) as Music Score
A young FBI agent infiltrates a criminal mob.
Bill and Coo (1948) as Music
Welcome to Chirpendale. There's plenty of parking space, plus it has everything: a bar where bird citizens can drink junebug sundaes and listen to jazzy music. But the bird citizens are terrorized by an evil raven called "The Black Menace", but a pluck young bird named Bill Singer, who's a taxi driver by day, comes to the aid of a damsel in distress, Coo, who's trapped in a fire. And soon the circus comes to town, Bill and Coo get box perches and witness ferocious feats and even laugh along with Cannonball Twitcher on an out of control motorcycle! But soon The Black Menace returns, and Bill and the rest of the citizens put together a plan to put him away for good.
Smart Girls Don't Talk (1948) as Music
A society woman gets involved with a gangster only to find he has hidden plans.
Boomerang! (1947) as Music
A prosecutor fights to prove the defendant in a scandalous murder case is innocent.
The Foxes of Harrow (1947) as Music
An Irish rascal and inveterate gambler uses his considerable skills at the gaming tables of New Orleans to become fabulously rich.
The Brasher Doubloon (1947) as Music
Philip Marlowe (George Montgomery) gets involved when limp-wristed and snidley Leslie Murdock (Conrad Janis) steals a rare doubloon from his mother (Florence Bates) to give to a newsreel photographer in exchange for film that is being used for blackmail purposes. Marlowe's involvement has him encounter a girl who goes into hysterics when touched by a man; a husband-killing woman; three corpses; a couple of scuffles in which he gets his clock cleaned; a secretary who thinks she has killed her boss, which is the reason Raymond Chandler called his story "The High Window", and a son (who qualifies as a S.O.B. by two definitions) who blackmails his widowed mother. So, what's not to like.
Kiss of Death (1947) as Music
An ex-con trying to go straight must face a crazed criminal out for revenge.
Moss Rose (1947) as Music
Mother Wore Tights (1947) as Orchestra Arrangement
A married vaudeville team struggles to raise a family while touring the nation.
13 Rue Madeleine (1947) as Music
Tragedy occurs when a spy chief finds out one of his agents-in-training is actually a Nazi double agent.
Shock (1946) as Music
Dr. Cross (Vincent Price), a psychiatrist, is treating a young woman, Janet Stewart (Anabel Shaw), who is in a coma-state, brought on when she heard loud arguing, went to her window and saw a man strike his wife with a candlestick and kill her. As she comes out of her shock, she recognizes Dr. Cross as the killer. He takes her to his sanitarium and urged by his nurse/lover, Elaine Jordan (Lynn Bari), gives Janet an overdose of insulin. But he can't bring himself to murder her in cold blood and asks Elaine to get the medicine to save her. She refuses, they argue, and he strangles her. He saves Janet's life, but now faces two murder charges.
Strange Triangle (1946) as Music
Viperish Francine Huber seduces visiting salesman Sam Crane. Sam later finds out that Francine is married to a business associate of his and decides to have no more to do with her. Francine is relentless and soon gets Sam involved in trying to cover up her husband's embezzling activities and ultimately implicates him in a murder.
Do You Love Me (1946) as Orchestra Arrangement
A dean of a music school undergoes a transformation after she meets a swing bandleader.
Johnny Comes Flying Home (1946) as Music
It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (1946) as Music
Reporter Henry Barton, just out of the Army, is chagrined to be made Science Editor while his old crime reporter job goes to Bess. Against orders, Henry probes a racketeering case, and is in a Brooklyn tavern when beautiful Julia comes in with a well-trained Doberman Pinscher and with the dog's aid proceeds to rob the place... or does she? More complications ensue, with a "battle of the sexes" undertone.
Margie (1946) as Orchestra Arrangement
A brainy school girl falls apart over a new, handsome teacher.
Three Little Girls in Blue (1946) as Orchestra Arrangement
A reworking of "Moon Over Miami" set at the turn of the century. Three sisters set out for Atlantic City disguised as an heiress, her secretary, and a maid, in the hope that one of them will land a rich husband.
Somewhere in the Night (1946) as Music
Home Sweet Homicide (1946) as Music
Mystery writer Marian Carstairs is hard at work trying to finish her latest novel. Her three children meanwhile are entertaining themselves trying to solve a murder in their own neighborhood. In between gathering clues, the kids play matchmaker by trying to fix up their widowed mom with the handsome detective investigating the case.
Within These Walls (1945) as Music
Junior Miss (1945) as Music
New York teenager gets involved in everyone's lives by playing cupid. She turns the household upsidedown and gets her dad fired by fixing up her uncle with the boss's daughter.
The Bullfighters (1945) as Music
The boys are detectives working in Mexico. Laurel happens to resemble a famous matador who has disappeared, and he is enlisted to replace him in the bullring.
Nob Hill (1945) as Incidental mus
The owner of a San Francisco saloon yearns to rank among the upper crust of Nob Hill. When he begins romancing a wealthy socialite it looks like he may have his entree into high society. The pretty star of his saloon's show, however, wants to make sure he stays on the Barbary Coast.
The Spider (1945) as Music
An ex-cop who is now a private detective is hired by a woman to be the go-between in retrieving an important envelope from her partner. The detective has the partner come to his apartment to give him the envelope, but someone sneaks into his apartment and strangles her while the detective is in another room. Fearful that the police will suspect him of the murder, he brings the woman's body back to her own apartment, but the police find out and suspect him of the murder anyway. He must find out who is framing him for the murder and why, before the police catch him.
The Caribbean Mystery (1945) as Music
The House on 92nd Street (1945) as Music Director
An FBI agent infiltrates a Nazi spy ring.
The Fighting Lady (1945) as Music
The USS Yorktown carries aircraft into strategic encounters during World War II''s Pacific campaign.
Circumstantial Evidence (1945) as Music
A young lad has his fine new hatchet confiscated by a grumpy baker. The boy's hot-headed father tries to get it back, but this results in a fight in which onlookers seem to see the father use the disputed weapon to strike and kill the baker. At the resulting murder trial, their evidence on this point becomes a matter of life-and-death.
Buffalo Bill (1944) as Music
This film follows the legendary story of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, from buffalo hunter to wild west showman.
The Hitler Gang (1944) as Music Score
This movie shows us the rise of Adolf Hitler from a small radical political adventurer to the dictator of Germany in the way of a gangster film. Exept for some minor inaccuracies the historical facts are given in a correct way.
The Big Noise (1944) as Music
Although they are only janitors at a detective agency, the boys pass themselves off as sleuths and are engaged to guard an inventor delivering a new bomb. They outwit enemy agents after the bomb and wind up sinking a Japanese submarine.
Till We Meet Again (1944) as Music Score
Crash Dive (1943) as Music
Against his personal preference, PT boat commander Ward Stewart is made executive officer of the submarine USS Corsair. On leave before sailing, he meets schoolteacher Jean Hewlett and gives her a romantic rush...unaware that she's the sweetheart of Dewey Connors, his new commander. At sea, the men bond while fighting German Q-ships. When will they discover their mutual romantic rivalry? Will it interfere with a spectacular commando raid on a secret German base?
Guadalcanal Diary (1943) as Music
Concentrating on the personal lives of those involved, a war correspondent takes us through the preparations, landing and initial campaign on Guadalcanal during WWII.
Bomber's Moon (1943) as Music
American bomber pilot Captain Jeff Dakin (George Montgomery) is shot down on a bombing raid over German-held territory. As his crew bails out, Jeff sees his bombadier brother, Lt. Danny Dakin (Richard Graham), machine-gunned to death as he is drifting to earth. After being taken prisoner Jeff learns the name of the man who murdered his brother---Nazi ace Major Von Streicher (Martin Kosleck). In the concentration camp he begins a plan of escape with two other prisoners; Czech prisoner Captain Paul Husnik (Kent Taylor) and a young Russian doctor, Alexandra "Alec" Zoreisch (Annabella). The three escape during an air raid. Jeff begins to take a dislike to Paul over several incidents that arouse his suspicions. Actually Paul is Gestapo officer Paul van Brock who has engineered the escape in the hope that the Alec will lead him to the leaders of the underground movement. They manage to reach the home of a friend of Alec's father, where Paul reveals his true colors by killing the underground leader and calling the Gestapo. Jeff overpowers Paul and he and Alec escape and elude the Nazi agents. Reaching Holland, where plans have been set for their escape, Jeff learns that the plane in which he was shot down has been re-built by the Nazis for a mysterious flight to England. He refuses to take the boat with Alec and, disguised as a German soldier, learns the details of the flight plan and that the man who murdered his brother, Von Streicher, is to pilot the plane. Jeff steals a Nazi plane and heads for the English Channel to intercept Von Streicher.
Corvette K-225 (1943) as Music Score
In 1943, 'Mac' MacClain, Canadian Navy, has lost his ship and many men to a German torpedo. While waiting for a new ship, he befriends Joyce Cartwright, sister of one of his dead officers. We follow the building and launch of new Corvette K-255, the 'Donnacola'. And who should be Mac's new subaltern but Joyce's other brother Paul, fresh out of the academy. Mac will do his best to make a good officer of Paul...if they both survive their hazardous sea duty.
Immortal Sergeant (1943) as Music
During WWII, a corporal in the desert reminisces about the love he left behind and faces uncertainty about his strength as a leader.
Wake Island (1942) as Music Score
Marines stationed in the Pacific fight off the Japanese during World War II.
Thunder Birds (1942) as Music
A veteran flyer and the youngster he''''s training fall for the same girl.
In Old California (1942) as Music
Boston pharmacist Tom Craig comes to Sacramento, where he runs afoul of local political boss Britt Dawson, who exacts protection payment from the citizenry. Dawson frames Craig with poisoned medicine, but Craig redeems himself during a Gold Rush epidemic.
This Gun for Hire (1942) as Music Score
A hired killer dodges police while tracking down the enemy agents who tried to frame him.
Moontide (1942) as Music
After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man. In his uncertainty, he takes a job on an isolated bait barge. That night, he rescues lovely Anna from a watery suicide attempt and installs her on the barge. But Tiny, Bobo's longtime pal and parasite, hopes to drive Anna away before domestic bliss tears Bobo away from him; the still unsolved murder may be just the wedge Tiny needs. There's fog on the water and evil brewing...
Lady for a Night (1942) as Music
Gambling boat operator Jenny Blake throws over her gambler beau Jack Morgan in order to marry into high society. When her husband is killed in an attempt on her life, she is charged with his murder.
My Favorite Blonde (1942) as Music Score
A vaudevillian gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy.
Street of Chance (1942) as Music Score
Swamp Water (1941) as Music
A hunter discovers a fugitive living in the swamps and goes into business with him and his daughter.
Confirm or Deny (1941) as Music Director
Newsman Mitch and teletype operator Jennifer, whose job is to see he doesn't send innapropriate stuff out of the country, dodge bombs during the blitz of London while falling in love.
Bahama Passage (1941) as Music Score
Western Union (1941) as Music Director
An outlaw goes straight to work for the telegraph company, which puts him in conflict with his lawless brother.
Tobacco Road (1941) as Music
A patriarch of a large rural Southern clan are threatened to be thrown off their land.
I Was an Adventuress (1940) as Music Director
Andre Desormeaux, master con artist and jewel thief, has been very successful with his partners, light-fingered Polo and beautiful lure "Countess" Tanya Vronsky. But Tanya falls in love with one of their victims, resigns from the team, and (despite Andre's warning) marries rich young Paul Vernay...for love. Inevitably, Andre and Polo reappear in her life. Can Tanya outwit the master schemer?
Chad Hanna (1940) as Music Director
Country boy (Fonda) joins a circus in the 1840s and falls in love with the bare-back rider (Lamour). Later he falls in love with another circus runaway (Darnell).
Star Dust (1940) as Music Director
When the studios reject her because she''''s too young, a young actress sets out to build a career on her own.
The Man I Married (1940) as Music Director
An American woman learns that her German husband is a Nazi sympathizer.
The Return of Frank James (1940) as Music Director
The legendary outlaw''''s brother eludes the law to avenge Jesse James''''s murder.
The Mark of Zorro (1940) as Music
A Spanish nobleman becomes a masked outlaw by night to battle a local tyrant.
He Married His Wife (1940) as Music Director
A race horse owner pays so much attention to business that he winds up divorced from his wife.
Four Sons (1940) as Music Director
A Czech family is torn apart by violence and political conflicts during the rise of Nazi Germany in this 1940 drama. Frau Bernie's four sons all choose different paths: pro-Czech, pro-Nazi, and toward America. The mother becomes an eyewitness to tragedy as she begins to lose her sons to the war. Based on the 1928 film of the same name, which was set during World War I.
Elsa Maxwell's Hotel for Women (1939) as Music Director
Guests at a women''''s residence club help a jilted small-town girl turn to modeling.
Stanley and Livingstone (1939) as Composer
An American newspaper searches Africa for a lost explorer.
The Gorilla (1939) as Music Director
Three screwball detectives try to protect a lawyer from a murderous gorilla.
Barricade (1939) as Music
The Three Musketeers (1939) as Music Director
A parodic remake of the story of the young Gascon D'Artagnan, who arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Together they fight to save France and the honor of a lady from the machinations of the powerful Cardinal Richelieu.
Wife, Husband and Friend (1939) as Music Director
A husband and wife train to be opera singers.
Josette (1938) as Music Director
Two young men (Ameche and Young) try to wrest their father (Collier) from the clutches of a gold digger (Birell) but by mistake think the woman is a young nightclub singer (Simon) with whom they both fall in love.
Fifty Roads to Town (1937) as Music Director
Nancy Steele Is Missing! (1937) as Music Director
After being in jail for seventeen years a crook is met by the girl he kidnapped as a baby. She now thinks he's her father. When he returns her to her real father there's a job and a reward, but an old prisonmate gets in the way.
You Can't Have Everything (1937) as Music Director
Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds" just to improve his romantic chances, and even persuades her to sing in the sort of show she pretends to despise. But just when their romance is going well, Gordon's former flame Lulu reveals the ace up her sleeve...
Second Honeymoon (1937) as Music Director
Danger - Love at Work (1937) as Music Director
A young lawyer is unable to get a family to sign a land sale contract until their daughter falls in love with him.
Love Is News (1937) as Music Director
Pigskin Parade (1936) as Music Director
College football scouts recruit a country bumpkin with a killer kick.
Everybody's Old Man (1936) as Music Director
This Is the Life (1935) as Music Director
Navy Wife (1935) as Music Director
Show Them No Mercy! (1935) as Music Director
The title refers to the government's plan at the time for putting an end to a lucrative racket, kidnapping. When Hudson and Norris enter a country house to get out of the rain it turns out to be a kidnapper hideout.

Music (special)

Anything For Money (1957) as Music
The first of two pilot films for "77 Sunset Strip" (see also "Girl on the Run"). The exploits of Stuart Bailey, a private detective operating out of California. In the pilot episode, Bailey is hired to secretly bodyguard a yachtsman on a pleasure cruise to Havana.

Music (short)

Know Your Ally: Britain (1943) as Music Composition
Documentary cameras capture the British character and reveal how they got involved in World War II.

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