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Also Known As: Died: November 15, 1997
Born: February 19, 1912 Cause of Death: complications from injuries sustained in a fall
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Music ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Musicals Great Musicals (1996)
A primer on MGM's Arthur Freed Unit.

Writer (feature film)

2.
Rookies on Parade (1941) as Original Story

Producer (feature film)

3.
That's Entertainment! II (1976) as Producer
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.
4.
Man of La Mancha (1972) as Associate Producer
The aging Don Quixote follows his dream by traveling the countryside as a warrior knight.
5.
Star! (1968) as Producer
Gertrude Lawrence rises to stage stardom at the cost of happiness.
6.
The Sound of Music (1965) as Associate Producer
Maria had longed to be a nun since she was a young girl, yet when she became old enough discovered that it wasn't at all what she thought. Often in trouble and doing the wrong things, Maria is sent to the house of a retired naval captain, named Captain Von Trapp, to care for his children. Von Trapp was widowed several years before and was left to care for seven 'rowdy' children. The children have run off countless governesses. Maria soon learns that all these children need is a little love to change their attitudes. Maria teaches the children to sing, and through her, music is brought back into the hearts and home of the Von Trapp family. Unknowingly, Maria and Captain Von Trapp are falling helplessly in love, except there are two problems, the Captain is engaged, and Maria is a postulant!
7.
West Side Story (1961) as Associate Producer
A young couple from dueling street gangs falls in love.
8.
Can-Can (1960) as Associate Producer
An ambitious judge tries to put a stop to the "forbidden dance" at a nightclub despite the protest of its owner.
9.
Merry Andrew (1958) as Associate Producer
An archaeologist's search for Roman treasure gets him mixed up with a circus troupe.
10.
Les Girls (1957) as Producer
Three showgirls recall different versions of their time together touring Europe.

Music (feature film)

11.
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2011)
As an apocalyptic storm heads towards their home in a Louisiana fishing village, six-year-old Hushpuppy refuses to evacuate without her terminally ill father.
12.
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
In the years before World War II, a Japanese child is torn from her penniless family to work as a geisha house. Despite a treacherous rival who nearly breaks her spirit, the girl blossoms into the legendary geisha Sayuri. Beautiful and accomplished, Sayuri captivates the most powerful men of her day, but is haunted by her secret love for the one man beyond her reach.
13.
Guy Thing, A (2003) as Song ("The Anniversary Song")
It's his bachelor bash, his one final night to be a wild single guy, but Paul isn't exactly the life of the party. Instead he's determined not to do anything he can't live with later--or tell his fiancee, Karen. That's why it comes as such a shock when the phone rings the next morning and he wakes up to discover a lovely stranger named Becky in bed next to him with no clothes on. Worse yet, his mother-in-law-to-be is the one who is calling. Even worse, she tells him Karen is on her way over. Paul zooms into frantic action, shooing Becky out and desperately trying to rid the apartment of any evidence of wrongdoing--even though he can't remember doing anything wrong. When Karen does arrive and asks him how his bachelor party went, Paul tells a teensy lie to cover up what may or may not be the truth. The teensy lie turns into a bigger one and Paul soon finds himself in an ever-escalating comedy of errors with no apparent way out--except up the aisle.
14.
Crew, The (2000) as Song ("(It Will Have To Do) Until The Real Thing Comes Along")
Four senior citizen ex-mobsters get caught up in their old ways, when they fake a murder in an attempt to lower their rent so they won't get evicted from their South Beach apartment building.
15.
Payback (1999) as Song ("Anniversary Song")
Porter and Val carry off a successful heist, but then Val makes several mistakes: he steals Porter's cut of the money, he steals Porter's wife, and he tries to kill him. Now Porter is out for payback. He wants his cut and he is determined to get it, come what may.
16.
Angela's Ashes (1999) as Song ("Bei Mir Bist Du Schon (Means That You'Re Grand)")
True story about a family in Ireland trying to survive against harsh conditions and poverty.
17.
Blind Faith (1998)
Drama set in 1957, Bronx, New York. John Williams is an African-American criminal defense attorney. His older brother, Charles, is a police officer who has worked his way up in the white establishment. His younger brother, Eddie, is a jazz musician involved in the beginnings of the civil rights move
18.
Nil By Mouth (1997) as Song ("Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen (Means That You'Re Grand)")
A story focusing on a man's experience growing up in a working class family in the London suburbs, exploring the issues of poverty, abuse, addiction and the communication gaps between the sexes and the generations.
19.
Search and Destroy (1995) as Song Performer ("Shoe Shine Boy")
Failed businessman Martin Mirkheim has devoted himself to the teachings of Dr. Luthor Waxling, a late-night cable guru and novelist. Having convinced himself that all of his financial problems will be solved if he can only turn Waxling's novel "Daniel Strong" into a feature film, Mirkheim embarks on
20.
Search and Destroy (1995) as Song
Failed businessman Martin Mirkheim has devoted himself to the teachings of Dr. Luthor Waxling, a late-night cable guru and novelist. Having convinced himself that all of his financial problems will be solved if he can only turn Waxling's novel "Daniel Strong" into a feature film, Mirkheim embarks on
21.
That's Entertainment! III (1994) as Music ("You Wonderful You" From "Summer Stock")
Classic musical numbers and rare behind-the-scenes footage show how MGM created the screen''s greatest musicals. Featuring clips with Gene Kelly, Lena Horne and Debbie Reynolds.
22.
Swing Kids (1993) as Song ("Bei Mir Bist Du Schon (Means That You'Re Grand)")
A group of kids living in Germany rebel against Nazi ideals by holding underground swing parties.
23.
The Last Metro (1980) as Music ("Bei Mir Bist Due Schon")
During the Nazi occupation, a beautiful actress hides her Jewish husband in the theater they both run.
24.
That's Entertainment! II (1976) as Special Lyrics
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.
25.
Star! (1968) as Composer
Gertrude Lawrence rises to stage stardom at the cost of happiness.
26.
I Could Go On Singing (1963) as Music Supervisor
An American singing star in London tries to reclaim the son she gave up for adoption.
27.
West Side Story (1961) as Music Supervisor
A young couple from dueling street gangs falls in love.
28.
Merry Andrew (1958) as Composer
An archaeologist's search for Roman treasure gets him mixed up with a circus troupe.
29.
Les Girls (1957) as Music Score
Three showgirls recall different versions of their time together touring Europe.
30.
The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956) as Music Supervisor
An Okinawan translator introduces U.S. occupation forces to the joys of local life.
31.
High Society (1956) as Mus supv and adpt by
In this musical version of The Philadelphia Story, tabloid reporters invade a society wedding.
32.
Jupiter's Darling (1955) as Composer
A beautiful Roman mounts a romantic campaign to halt Hannibal's invasion of the empire.
33.
Jupiter's Darling (1955) as Music Supervisor
A beautiful Roman mounts a romantic campaign to halt Hannibal's invasion of the empire.
34.
Interrupted Melody (1955) as Music Supervisor
True story of Australian opera singer Marjorie Lawrence and her battle against polio.
35.
Give a Girl a Break (1954) as Composer
Three young dancers vie for a starring role on Broadway.
36.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) as Music Supervisor
When their older brother marries, six lumberjacks decide it's time to go courting for themselves.
37.
Give a Girl a Break (1954) as Music Director
Three young dancers vie for a starring role on Broadway.
38.
The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954) as Music Supervisor
A writer recalls his turbulent marriage to an expatriate heiress.
39.
Sombrero (1953) as Composer
Three sets of lovers are caught between feuding Mexican villages.
40.
The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953) as Composer
A lovesick teenager searches for romance at college.
41.
Kiss Me Kate (1953) as Music Director
Feuding co-stars reunite for a musical version of Shakespeare''s "The Taming of the Shrew."
42.
Everything I Have Is Yours (1952) as Composer
On the eve of her big Broadway break, a dancer discovers she's pregnant.
43.
Lovely To Look At (1952) as Music Director
All-star remake of Roberta, with three Broadway producers inheriting a Parisian fashion house.
44.
Saturday's Hero (1951) as Composer
A college athlete finds his life consumed by football.
45.
An American in Paris (1951) as Music Director
An American artist finds love in Paris but almost loses it to conflicting loyalties.
46.
Summer Stock (1950) as Music Director
A farmer gets sucked into show business when a theatrical troupe invades her farm.
47.
Jolson Sings Again (1950) as Composer
After a premature retirement, the legendary singer revives his career to entertain the troops during World War II.
48.
Two Weeks with Love (1950) as Vocal arr
Two sisters find romance during a turn-of-the-century family vacation.
49.
Jolson Sings Again (1950) as Mus adv
After a premature retirement, the legendary singer revives his career to entertain the troops during World War II.
50.
Summer Stock (1950) as Composer
A farmer gets sucked into show business when a theatrical troupe invades her farm.
51.
On the Town (1949) as Vocal arr
Three sailors wreak havoc as they search for love during a whirlwind 24-hour leave in New York City.
52.
The Countess of Monte Cristo (1948) as Composer
53.
Trail to Laredo (1948) as Composer
54.
Two Blondes and a Redhead (1947) as Composer
Socialite Cathy Abbott (Jean Porter) is working in the chorus of a Broadway show instead of being enrolled at an exclusive girl's school as her parents (Regina Wallace and Douglas Wood) think. When the show closes, she brings two of her chorus friends, Patti Calhoun (June Preisser) and Vicki Adams (Judy Clark), home with her. In addition to trying to make her friends acceptable to the snooty society of which her family is part, she is also being blackmailed by a rival. She and her two friends win over the blue-bloods with a couple of chorus routines, and she discloses she will be marrying the butler, Tommy Randell (Jimmy Lloyd), rather than the pompous Freddie Ainsley (Rick Vallin).
55.
Smoky River Serenade (1947) as Composer
56.
Rose of Santa Rosa (1947) as Composer
Angry because his father, Don Manuel Ortega (Fortunio Bonanova), had arranged a marriage with a girl he has never met, Dolores de Garfias (Patricia Barry as Patricia White), Ramon Ortega (Eduardo Noreiga), despite the threat of being disinherited, becomes an entertainer at a local night club. His father uses his influence and has the club closed. Ramon goes to Santa Rosa and helps a beautiful senorita, Rose, open her new night club, and falls in love with her. When his father arrives, Ramon learns that "his" Rose is the Dolores his father wanted him to marry in the first place.
57.
The Jolson Story (1947) as Vocal arr
The singer and star of the first "talkie" risks it all to become a star.
58.
The Jolson Story (1947) as Composer
The singer and star of the first "talkie" risks it all to become a star.
59.
Cowboy Blues (1946) as Composer
60.
The Desert Horseman (1946) as Composer
Falsely accused of robbing the army payroll, Steve hopes to clear his name with the help of Tom Jarvis, but finds Tom dead. He soon finds that Tom's brother was also killed and Mary Ann now runs the ranch. Tredway is trying to get Mary Ann to sell the ranch, but Steve wants her to keep it until he finds out why someone wants it and who robbed the payroll.
61.
Betty Co-ed (1946) as Composer
A fore-runner and a semi- slight version of "Take Care of My Little Girl" from Sam Katzman, but pert-and-pretty Jean Porter had a knack for making Katzman's pictures look better than they were. Here, she (as Joanne Leeds), interrupts her carnival singing career to enroll as a freshman at Upton College. She quickly encounters the snobbery of the sorority girls because of her background. But the sorority is reorganized on democratic principles and she is invited to join, although it is never made too clear why she would want to join this group of airheads anyway.
62.
Meet Me on Broadway (1946) as Composer
When his career crashes and burns, a director tries to come back staging country club shows.
63.
It's Great to Be Young (1946) as Music Director
Ricky Malone (Jimmy Lloyd), Spud Winters (Bob Haymes AS Robert Stanton and not Kirby Grant as Robert Stanton, since Grant hadn't used that name in over five years, but I digress) and some other returning G.I.'s are trying to break into show business by the old summer resort resort. Terry (Leslie Brooks and she needs no number since she was in films 40 years before Leslie Brooks (I) directed his one-and-only film), a runaway daughter of a big producer who is trying to stifle her show-biz career, hires on as the (dubbed) singer.
64.
The Thrill of Brazil (1946) as Vocal arr
A theater producer is torn between his leading lady and his ex-wife while staging a show in Rio.
65.
Tars and Spars (1946) as Music Arrangement
Howard Young (Alfred Drake) is a coast guardsman who has been on shore duty for three years despite his efforts to be sent into action. His nearest approach to sea duty was on a harbor-moored life raft for 21 days as part of an experiment with a new type of vitamin gum for the government. He meets Christine Bradley (Janet Blair), a SPAR, sent to take over his communications job and, by things he leaves unsaid, she thinks his life-raft experience was the result of a ship-wreck at sea.
66.
Lone Star Moonlight (1946) as Composer
Returning G.I. Curt Norton (Ken Curtis), owner of a radio station, finds his father Amos (Guy Kibbee) has allowed the station to run down and has squandered Curt's money in bad investments in war-surplus material. Eddie Jackson (Robert Stevens), who owns the rival station, is also attracted to Curt's sweetheart Jean White (Joan Barton). When Curt and the Hoosier Hotshots (Ken Trietsch, Paul Trietsch, Gil Taylor and Charles Ward) successfully stage an auction to raise money, Eddie hires Mimi (Claudia Drake) to claim that Curt married her in France.
67.
Eadie Was a Lady (1945) as Composer
Edithea Alden, a college girl from a wealthy family, is working at night as dancer in a nightclub. When the leading lady Rose is loosing the customers attractiong, Editha gets her job, but due to the fact that her double life could be discoverd, she quits, the nightclub is forced to close. In college she gets a role in the annual college show. The ex-nightclubowner finds out who his star really was, and gets her back, but on opening night they are arrested, because the former star has found out the truth about the job offer. After that the college wants to expell her.
68.
Ten Cents a Dance (1945) as Composer
69.
Tonight and Every Night (1945) as Vocal arr
An American girl falls for an RAF pilot while performing at a British music hall.
70.
A Thousand and One Nights (1945) as Composer
Aladdin tries to make his fortune with the help of a beautiful genie.
71.
Rockin' in the Rockies (1945) as Composer
A rancher enlists two vagrants to help him hunt for gold.
72.
Leave It to Blondie (1945) as Composer
Dagwood and Blondie have each written checks for charity unaware the other has done so. To cover the amounts they enter a song-writing contest. Meanwhile Mr. Dithers wants Dagwood to soften up a female client in order to close a real estate deal.
73.
Rough Ridin' Justice (1945) as Composer
Steve Holden (Charles Starrett) and his men successfully raid a wagon train. Among the local ranchers who decide to stop the raiding are Virgil Trent (Wheeler Oakman) and his daughter Gail (Betty Jane Graham). At a meeting, Sidney Padgett (Forrest Taylor), Cannonball (Dub Taylor) and other townspeople conclude that someone is tipping the gang off on important shipments. Trent volunteers to contact the outlaws. He meets Steve and persuades him to cross to the side of the law and protect the ranchers. Steve soon suspects Padgett and tricks him into revealing his identity as the secret leader of the bandits, and in a furious battle between Steve's men and the outlaws, the former win.
74.
Cowboy Canteen (1944) as Composer
A rancher turns his spread into a dude ranch for soldiers during World War II.
75.
She's a Sweetheart (1944) as Composer
76.
Ever Since Venus (1944) as Composer
77.
Carolina Blues (1944) as Vocal arr
When he loses his lead singer, bandleader Kay Kyser can't find a replacement he likes.
78.
Kansas City Kitty (1944) as Composer
A piano teacher takes on shady music publishers.
79.
Beautiful But Broke (1944) as Composer
An agent's secretary puts together an all-female big band to cope with wartime male shortages.
80.
Louisiana Hayride (1944) as Composer
In hopes of becoming a movie star, a country girl follows two con men to Hollywood.
81.
She Has What It Takes (1943) as Composer
An aspiring actress pretends to be a beloved stage star's daughter.
82.
Two Senoritas from Chicago (1943) as Composer
Daisy Baker, a Chicago "refuse collector" who fancies herself as a theatrical agent, finds a play which had been thrown away by two Portuguese playwrights. Without bothering to get permission, she sends it off to a New York producer named Rupert Shannon and he wires her to come to New York immediately. Daisy and her two showgirl friends, Gloria and Maria, arrive in New York where the two girls assume accents and pretend to be the sisters of the playwright. Shannon agrees to star them in a production of the play. Two former friends, Lena and Louise, recognize the girls and threaten to blow the whistle unless they are also cast. Meanwhile, the two actual playwrights sell the story to producer Sam Grohman who hires Lena and Louise.
83.
What's Buzzin' Cousin? (1943) as Composer
Freddy Martin (Himself) and his band go on a trailer vacation, taking along Rochester (Eddie Anderson) as a handy man. They run out of gas in a ghost town and have to spend the night in the deserted Palace Hotel. The next morning, Ann Crawford (Ann Miller) and her three friends, Josie (Leslie Brooks), Billie (Jeff Donnell) and May (Carol Hughes), arrive as Ann has inherited the hotel and most of the surrounding property, and she and her friends have pooled their savings to pay off the debts and formed a company to run the hotel. Jimmie Ross (John Hubbard), singer with the band, decides to help the girls and has the hotel done over at his expense. Rochester, digging in the Victory Garden he has started, finds a gold nugget and the rush is on. Gangster Pete Hartley (Bradley Page) and his henchmen move in with intentions of taking over. He succeeds, over Ann's protests, in buying the property from her friends. Jimmie returns and thinks Ann has double-crossed him and they quarrel and part. Jimmie discovers that Rochester's gold nugget was his own gold inlay. Later, back on the radio with Freddie's band, Jimmie sings a song especially to Ann, who he hopes is listening.
84.
Redhead from Manhattan (1943) as Composer
85.
Let's Have Fun (1943) as Composer
86.
He's My Guy (1943) as Composer
Vaudeville performers Van Moore (Dick Foran) and Terry Allen (Irene Hervey) split up after a quarrel. Terry moves in with Madge Donovan (Joan Davis), a dancing comedienne friend. She gets a job as secretary to Kirk (Donald Douglas), personnel manager of a defense plant, and conceives the idea of staging a talent show from among the workers. She sends for Van to help her stage the show but he arrives and finds her with Kirk and they break up again. When the show goes on, Kirk takes bows for its success. When it comes Terry's turn to sing, she is terrified without Van. But when she hears her accompaniment, she knows it is Van playing it, and walks out on the stage to find him at the piano. Madge tells the plant president (Samuel S.Hinds) that Van, not Kirk, really produced the show and he announces that Van and Terry are now co-directors of the entertainment for all the company's plants.
87.
Crazy House (1943) as Composer
88.
Lucky Legs (1942) as Composer
89.
Two Yanks in Trinidad (1942) as Composer
90.
Blondie's Blessed Event (1942) as Composer
91.
Blondie Goes to College (1942) as Composer
Dagwood decides to go to college. Blondie goes along with him, keeping their marriage a secret. They send Baby Dumpling off to military school where he becomes top sergeant. Blondie is hounded by the campus stud and Dagwood makes the rowing team. It is revealed that a new child is on the way.
92.
Time Out for Rhythm (1941) as Composer
The producers of a musical each hire different women to star.
93.
Two Latins from Manhattan (1941) as Composer
94.
Honolulu Lu (1941) as Composer
95.
Sing for Your Supper (1941) as Composer
96.
Rookies on Parade (1941) as Composer
97.
Go West, Young Lady (1941) as Composer
A sheriff's girlfriend tries to unearth the identity of a masked bandit chief.
98.
Argentine Nights (1940) as Composer
99.
Ladies Must Live (1940) as Composer
A country bumpkin tries to save his millionaire pal from a gold-digging singer.
100.
Swing! (1938) as Composer
A seamstress tries to stop her husband from gambling and philandering.
101.
Love, Honor and Behave (1938) as Composer
A college tennis star gives up the game for love.
102.
Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1937) as Composer

Film Production - Main (feature film)

103.
Sombrero (1953) as Asst to the prod
Three sets of lovers are caught between feuding Mexican villages.
104.
Down to Earth (1947) as Prod arr
The goddess of the dance comes to Earth to take over a musical lampooning the gods.

Cast (special)

105.
Musicals Great Musicals: The Arthur Freed Unit at MGM (1996)
A one-time songwriter rises to produce some of the screen's greatest musicals.
106.
You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story (1990)
A documentary about songwriter Cole Porter. Explores his contributions to Broadway and Hollywood and celebrates his distinctive lifestyle and point of view through archival material and interviews with friends.

Producer (special)

107.
Gene Kelly Pontiac Special, The (1959) as Associate Producer
An hour of music, song, and dance. Sponsored by Pontiac automobiles.

Music (short)

108.
One for the Book (1940)
In this fantastic short, famous literary figures step out of the pages of books after dark. Vitaphone Release B224-225.
109.
The Knight Is Young (1938)
A woman, afraid to leave her apartment for not paying her rent, is rescued in this musical short film. Vitaphone Release B141-142.
110.
UPS AND DOWNS (1937)
In this short musical, an elevator operator and an engaged girl in love dodge the girl's fiancee and attempt to win over her father. Vitaphone Release B36-37.
111.
Script Girl (1937)
In this comedic short, a woman looking for work at a movie studio misconstrues the job title of "script girl" for "strip girl."

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