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Arthur Altman

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Music (feature film)

All About Steve (2009)
Mary Horowitz is a cruciverbalist - a crossword puzzle constructor. Her brain spins at warp speed with an endless stream of arcane information. She can come up with the perfect word - and dozens with the same meaning - at a moment's notice, but "normal" behavior eludes her. For Mary, nothing is typi
Focus (2001) as Song ("Does Everyone Know About This?")
In New York during the height of World War II, an American community begins to unravel when a man and his wife become victims of mistaken identity.
Jackie Chan's First Strike (1997) as Composer ("I Will Follow Him")
A high-kicking cop tracks a runaway spy and a stolen nuclear warhead.
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) as Song ("I Will Follow Him")
Deloris Van Cartier, now a headliner in Las Vegas, is persuaded by the good sisters to return to her inner city alma mater, St. Francis High, to go undercover as the new music teacher.
Sister Act (1992) as Song "I Will Follow Him" ("Chariot")
A mobster''s girlfriend cum trashy lounge singer is sent to a convent under the Witness Protection Program, and leads the choir there to national fame.
Goodfellas (1990) as Song ("I Will Follow Him")
A young man works his way up through the New York City mobs.
Harlem Nights (1989) as Song ("Long Time No See")
Jive with two of Hollywood''s greatest funnymen in this cool comedy caper! Written and directed by Eddie Murphy, "Harlem Nights" (1989) co-stars all-time great Richard Pryor, as these two comic geniuses head back into the 1930s in this action-packed adventure. Murphy is Quick, Pryor is Sugar Ray, and the two run a sleek Harlem gambling house filled with gorgeous gals and smooth-talking card sharps. Quick and Ray soon discover they have an adversary in gangster Bugsy Calhoun, who wants the club for himself, and is using a corrupt cop and an alluring femme fatale to do the dirty work for him. But the streetwise father and son are not easily duped, and instead hatch a plan to teach the mobster a lesson he''ll never forget.
Radio Days (1987) as Song ("All Or Nothing At All")
A young boy's coming of age is mirrored by his favorite radio shows and the lives of their stars.
Missing (1982) as Song ("All Or Nothing At All")
An American businessman gets a new perspective on his country when his son disappears during a military coup in Chile.
Raging Bull (1980) as Composer
Hard-hitting biography of middle-weight champ Jake La Motta, whose life was haunted by violence inside and outside the ring.
Alias Jesse James (1959) as Composer
An insurance agent lands in hot water when people mistake him for the infamous western outlaw.
The Big Beat (1958) as Composer
The Old West (1952) as Composer
Doc Lockwood and his gang are trying to take away Autry's contract for supplying horses to the stagecoach line. Parson Brooks joins Autry in an effort to clean up the town of Sadderlock.
Sudden Fear (1952) as Composer
An ambitious actor insinuates himself into the life of a wealthy middle-aged woman, then plots with his mistress to murder her.
When You're Smiling (1950) as Composer
Easy to Look At (1945) as Composer
Along the Navajo Trail (1945) as Composer
U.S. Deputy Marshal Roy investigates the disappearance of a government agent who has come to Dale's father's Lazy A Ranch. The bad guys want the land the ranch sits on because they know an oil pipeline is planned through this location. Songs include the title song and the famous "Cool Water."
Week-End Pass (1944) as Composer
This Is the Life (1944) as Composer
18-year-old Angela (Susanna Foster), reared in a New England town by her Aunt Betsy (Dorothy Peterson), receives an inheritance which she uses to go to New York, ostensibly for voice training, but she is pursuing Major Hilary Jarret (Patric Knowles), an Army surgeon with whom she has become infatuated. Her departure depresses her childhood friend Jimmy Plum (Donald O'Connor.) Dr. Plum (Jonathan Hale) devises an errand on which to send his love-sick son to New York, where Jimmy discovers Angela thinks she is Jarret's fiancee. Jimmy also renews acquaintances with a group of show people, including Sally McGuire (Peggy Ryan), who attempts to console him. Jimmy meets Jarret's divorced wife, Harriet (Louise Allbritton), famed photographer. Jimmy engineers a meeting of Jarret and Harriet with Angela present, which forms the beginning of an understanding that Jarret is not for her. Jimmy is inducted into the Army.
What's Cookin'? (1942) as Composer
J. P. Courtney wants to update the music on the radio program he sponsors, but his wife, Agatha Courtney, is the final authority and addicted to the classics and won't allow him to replace Professor Bistell and his symphonic orchestra. Conspiring with his daughter Sue and her friends, Marvo the Great, the Andrews Sisters, Anne Payne and bandleader Woody Herman, they devise a sabotage plot that gets rid of Professor Bistell, and a new sound is soon heard on the program.
Swing It Soldier (1941) as Composer

Music (special)

Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
A portrait of comedian Don Rickles who continues to entertain us at age 81.

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