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Ken Darby

Ken Darby

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Also Known As: Died: January 24, 1992
Born: Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Hebron, Nebraska, USA Profession: Music ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Margie (1946) as Soundtrack singer
A brainy school girl falls apart over a new, handsome teacher.

Music (feature film)

2.
Breakfast of Champions (1999) as Song ("Kalua (Love Song Of)")
Dwayne Hoover, the most respected business man in Midland City, is on the verge of a nervous breakdown- yet his identity as the leader of the town's financial empire continues to flourish as he slowly descends from semi-sanity into madness. At the same time, Kilgore Trout, a misunderstood, impoveris
3.
The Great Bank Robbery (1969) as Vocal arr
Outlaws pose as a religious group to mask their attempt to rob a Western bank.
4.
Once You Kiss a Stranger (1969) as Composer
5.
Finian's Rainbow (1968) as Assoc mus supv
A leprechaun follows the Irishman who stole his pot of gold to the U.S. South.
6.
Camelot (1967) as Assoc mus supv
The romance between Guinevere and Lancelot destroys King Arthur's dream kingdom.
7.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) as Choral supv
All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
8.
How the West Was Won (1963) as Composer
Three generations of pioneers take part in the forging of the American West.
9.
How the West Was Won (1963) as Mus assoc
Three generations of pioneers take part in the forging of the American West.
10.
State Fair (1962) as Assoc
Expectations are high as the Frake family arrives at the annual Texas State Fair.
11.
The Fiend of Dope Island (1961) as Composer
12.
The Canadians (1961) as Composer
When the Sioux come to Canada, the Canadians permit them to stay in Canada if they come peacefully. However, some cowboys kill all inhabitants of one of their villages. The cowboys seek to get back their horses, but they pretend to search for a girl who once had been robbed by the Indians.
13.
Back Street (1961) as Composer
Third screen version of the classic romance about a woman sacrificing everything for love of a married man.
14.
Flower Drum Song (1961) as Assoc mus supv
A refugee travels to Chinatown as a mail-order bride.
15.
Elmer Gantry (1960) as Assoc mus supv
A young drifter finds success as a traveling preacher until his past catches up with him.
16.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) as Assoc
A professor and his colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.
17.
Hound-Dog Man (1959) as Assoc
Two young boys spend the summer of 1912 having fun and games instead of working on the farm.
18.
Hound-Dog Man (1959) as Composer
Two young boys spend the summer of 1912 having fun and games instead of working on the farm.
19.
Porgy and Bess (1959) as Assoc
In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish lover Crown after he becomes wanted for murder. The only person willing to overlook her past and offer her shelter is the crippled Porgy. Their relationship is threatened by the disapproval of the townspeople, the presence of her old drug supplier Sportin' Life - and the threatened return of Crown.
20.
The Mark of the Hawk (1958) as Composer
The man called Obam (Sidney Poitier) struggles with the increasingly hostile forces facing each other in a colonial African country. The African natives want their land and lives back from the British colonists. Obam's motives are questioned by his own people, in particular his brother Kanda (Clifton Macklin). With the help of his wife Renee (Eartha Kitt) and missionary Bruce Craig (John McIntire), will he be able to get things under control before the country self-destructs?
21.
South Pacific (1958) as Assoc
A Navy nurse must choose between love and prejudice during World War II.
22.
Villa!! (1958) as Composer
The career of folk hero Pancho Villa whose banditry was put to the service of Mexican patriots attempting to overthrow the feudal landowners.
23.
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) as Vocal supv
A lowly adman tries to better his lot by courting a glamorous Hollywood star.
24.
The Three Faces of Eve (1957) as Vocal supv
A psychiatrist tries to help a woman integrate her split personalities.
25.
Desk Set (1957) as Vocal coach
A computer expert tries to prove his electronic brain can replace a television network's research staff.
26.
An Affair to Remember (1957) as Vocal supv
A romantic shipboard romance inspires a couple to promise to meet six months later.
27.
Bernardine (1957) as Vocal supv
28.
The Girl Can't Help It (1956) as Vocal supv
A gangster sets out to turn his girlfriend into a rock star.
29.
Bus Stop (1956) as Composer
An innocent cowboy kidnaps a small-time singer with whom he's infatuated.
30.
Carousel (1956) as Assoc
A dramatic love story unfolds between a rough-talking, macho carousel barker, and a young, innocent mill worker.
31.
The Lieutenant Wore Skirts (1956) as Composer
A middle-aged man is left to tend house while his wife is accepted by the Air Force training program and becomes a Lieutenant.
32.
Love Me Tender (1956) as Vocal supv
Three brothers unwittingly become outlaws after robbing a train the day after peacetime.
33.
The King and I (1956) as Assoc
The king of Siam clashes with the British governess hired to teach his children.
34.
Bus Stop (1956) as Vocal supv
An innocent cowboy kidnaps a small-time singer with whom he's infatuated.
35.
Seven Cities of Gold (1955) as Vocal supv
In the XVIII century, an spanish expedition is looking for seven cities of gold in a territory now known as California. A very difficult task due the opposition of the aborigins, but perhaps a divine intervention could help the spaniards to save the life.
36.
House of Bamboo (1955) as Vocal supv
An Army investigator infiltrates a Tokyo crime syndicate to solve a colleague's murder.
37.
38.
How To Be Very, Very Popular (1955) as Vocal supv
Song-and-dance girls Curly and Stormy Tornado hide out with the guys at Bristol College when they know they can identify the killer of a fellow performer at their San Francisco cabaret. But they rather stand out in their stage costumes and soon all sorts of trouble is heading their way. The fact that Curly has been hypnotised doesn't help.
39.
A Man Called Peter (1955) as Vocal supv
A Scottish boy follows his faith to a bright career preaching in Washington, DC.
40.
Seven Cities of Gold (1955) as Composer
In the XVIII century, an spanish expedition is looking for seven cities of gold in a territory now known as California. A very difficult task due the opposition of the aborigins, but perhaps a divine intervention could help the spaniards to save the life.
41.
How To Be Very, Very Popular (1955) as Composer
Song-and-dance girls Curly and Stormy Tornado hide out with the guys at Bristol College when they know they can identify the killer of a fellow performer at their San Francisco cabaret. But they rather stand out in their stage costumes and soon all sorts of trouble is heading their way. The fact that Curly has been hypnotised doesn't help.
42.
Soldier of Fortune (1955) as Vocal supv
An American woman arrives in Hong Kong to unravel the mystery of her missing photogrpaher husband. After getting nowhere with the authorities, she is led by some underground characters to an American soldier of fortune working in the area against the Communists. He promises to help find her husband
43.
Daddy Long Legs (1955) as Vocal supv
A tycoon anonymously sponsors a French girl's college education.
44.
The Tall Men (1955) as Composer
Two brothers, Ben and Clint, join a cattle drive from Texas to Montana. While heading for Texas they save Nella from the Indians, and she decides to ride with them. Ben and Nella start to get romantic, but Ben isn't ambitious enough for her, and she soon meets up with the boss of the cattle drive. Will she make the right choice, and, more impotantly, will the cattle make it to Montana !
45.
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955) as Vocal supv
46.
River of No Return (1954) as Composer
A frontier farmer takes off with his son and a saloon singer after the man who stole his rifle and his horse.
47.
There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) as Vocal arr
A blonde beauty upsets a show business family.
48.
River of No Return (1954) as Vocal dir
A frontier farmer takes off with his son and a saloon singer after the man who stole his rifle and his horse.
49.
There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) as Vocal supv
A blonde beauty upsets a show business family.
50.
The Egyptian (1954) as Vocal supv
In eighteenth-dynasty Egypt, Sinuhe, a poor orphan, becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend Horemheb is appointed to the service of the new Pharoah. Sinuhe's personal triumphs and tragedies are played against the larger canvas of the turbulent events of the 18th dynasty. As Sinuhe is drawn into court intrigues, and bizarre secrets are revealed to him, he learns the answers to the questions he has sought since his birth. Short on historical accuracy but strong on plot and characterization.
51.
Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) as Vocal dir
Three American rommates working in Italy wish for the man of their dreams after throwing coins into a fountain.
52.
Garden of Evil (1954) as Composer
A trio of soldiers of fortune on their way to the California gold rush are tempted with rewards by a woman who needs help in rescuing her husband from a goldmine cave-in in Mexico. They agree, but then find themselves the target of angry Indians who wish to protect the sacred hill on which the mine is located.
53.
Siege at Red River (1954) as Composer
A Cavalry captain tries to keep the Indians from getting their hands on Gatling Guns.
54.
Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954) as Vocal dir
A Greek slave who keeps Christ's robe after the crucifixion is sentenced to be one Caligula's gladiators.
55.
Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1953) as Composer
Two Army officers stationed in the South Pacific find romance in this idyllic setting.
56.
Vicki (1953) as Composer
Supermodel Vicki Lynn, whose face is seen everywhere, is murdered, and ace homicide cop Ed Cornell cuts his vacation short to take the case personally. In flashback we see how Vicki rose from ambitious waitress to big black headlines, courtesy of clever publicity man Steve Christopher. Now Cornell seems determined to get Christopher convicted in what begins to seem like a bizarre personal vendetta. Is Steve caught like a rat in a trap?
57.
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) as Composer
Three models pool their resources to rent a posh penthouse in hopes of snaring rich husbands.
58.
Tonight We Sing (1953) as Choral dir
59.
The Girl Next Door (1953) as Vocal dir
Stage-and-night club star Jeannie Laird (June Haver) buys her first home, and everyone who is anyone comes to her first garden party only to be blinded by smoke from next door. Jeannie charges next door to bawl out her new neighbor and meets comic-strip artist Bill Carter (Dan Dailey). Bill has devoted himself to his strip, and raising his ten-year-old son Joe (Billy Gray) since the death of his wife. Joe bases his strip on the everyday happenings of he and his son and is proud of keeping it scrupulously honest. When Jeannie and Bill fall in love, young Joe is hurt, especially when Bill starts using a lot of the father-son time to be with Jeannie. Bill cancels a father-son trip to Canada, and Joe decides to write a letter to Bill's syndicate pointing out that the current plot line of the script being set in Canada isn't honest, since they didn't go.
60.
Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1953) as Vocal dir
Two Army officers stationed in the South Pacific find romance in this idyllic setting.
61.
The Robe (1953) as Choral arr
Biblical epic in which a Roman military tribune, who commands the unit that crucified Jesus Christ, tries to learn about the man he killed.
62.
Call Me Madam (1953) as Vocal dir
A Washington hostess takes an assignment as ambassador to the world's smallest nation.
63.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) as Composer
Two singers work their way to Paris, enjoying the company of eligible men they meet along the way.
64.
With a Song in My Heart (1952) as Composer
This film focuses on the rise of an aspiring songstress.
65.
O. Henry's Full House (1952) as Vocal dir
Five stories reveal O. Henry''s gift for the surprise ending.
66.
Rancho Notorious (1952) as Composer
A cowboy infiltrates a bandit hideout in search of his girlfriend's killer.
67.
Lure of the Wilderness (1952) as Composer
A young girl and her father, who is unjustly accused of murder, seek refuge in a Georgia swamp until they are befriended by a trapper who penetrates the swamp in search of his dog.
68.
Stars and Stripes Forever (1952) as Composer
A film biography of the composer John Philip Sousa.
69.
Night Without Sleep (1952) as Composer
70.
Don't Bother to Knock (1952) as Composer
A man with anger issues finds himself drawn to an unstable young beauty.
71.
Stars and Stripes Forever (1952) as Vocal dir
A film biography of the composer John Philip Sousa.
72.
With a Song in My Heart (1952) as Vocal dir
This film focuses on the rise of an aspiring songstress.
73.
Bird of Paradise (1951) as Assoc mus dir
74.
Take Care of My Little Girl (1951) as Assoc mus dir
A college freshman adjusts to the realities of sorority life.
75.
Meet Me After the Show (1951) as Vocal dir
The star of a Broadway show suspects her husband may be having an affair with the show's backer.
76.
Call Me Mister (1951) as Vocal arr
G.I. Sergeant Shep Dooley, former stage star awaiting discharge in postwar Tokyo, meets his estranged love Kay when she arrives to entertain the troops. Shep, who hasn't exactly lost his former irresponsibility, does his best to court Kay anew...but she has no lack of other admirers as she labors to put on a soldier show.
77.
The Guy Who Came Back (1951) as Composer
Former football star Harry Joplin is down on his luck, both in his career and in his married life. He seems convinced of his own unworthiness, but a chance to play in a charity football game helps him see his life in a new light.
78.
Take Care of My Little Girl (1951) as Composer
A college freshman adjusts to the realities of sorority life.
79.
Golden Girl (1951) as Composer
Against the background of the Civil War, sixteen-year-old song-and-dance artiste Lotta Crabtree works her way across America, becoming ever more popular.
80.
Dancing in the Dark (1950) as Voc dir
Conceited film star Emery Slade was on top in 1932; in 1949, he's broke and still insufferable. Fox producer Crossman enlists Slade's aid to persuade broadway star Rosalie Brooks to star in the film "Bandwagon." But when Slade meets Julie Clarke, his assistant's onetime girlfriend, he decides she, not Rosalie, should get the part. No one can fathom his motives for this apparently selfless act, but there are a few tricks in the old fox yet...and he'll need them all.
81.
Love That Brute (1950) as Voc arr
In 1928, Big Ed Hanley (Paul Douglas), boss of a gang of Chicago racketeers, has money and power, but he is bored. Watching some kids play in the park, he sees Ruth Manning (Jean Peters) and is interested at once. He tells her he has a couple of kids and gives her the job of taking care of them. He moves Mamie (Joan Davis) in as a housekeeper, but the best he can scrape up as a son is Harry, a pint-sized monster. A couple of henchmen sent by to rub Big Ed out by his rival, Pretty Willie (Cesar Romero), are relieved of their hardware by Quentin (Arthur Treacher), Ed's butler, and Bugs, his right-hand man. They march them downstairs, supposedly to drop in the river, but actually leave them in a very nice jail maintained by Ed for gangsters who drop by to rub him out. Ed's problems include keeping Ruth, who has begun to like him, from finding out about his activities, increasing his family and keeping uninvited guests from dropping by.
82.
My Blue Heaven (1950) as Voc dir
A married song and dance team tries to adopt a child.
83.
A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950) as Composer
In 1876 Dawson wants to prevent a train from getting to Tomahawk CO on time, to keep it from competing with his stage coach line. Kit, who must get the train to its goal, forces Johnny aboard as the needed passenger. Madame Adelaide's showgirls (including Marilyn as Clara) ride along and, en route to Tomahawk, join Johnny in "Oh, What a Forward Young Man You Are."
84.
Wabash Avenue (1950) as Composer
Andy Clark discovers he was cheated out of a half interest in partner Mike's business, now a thriving dance hall in 1892 Chicago. Unable to win it back, Andy schemes to make Mike's position untenable. He also hopes to turn Ruby Summers, Mike's motor-mouthed burlesque queen, into a classier entertainer, and incidentally to make her his own. But at the last minute, Andy's revenge comes unravelled.
85.
For Heaven's Sake (1950) as Vocal arr
An angel's earthly mission takes a wrong turn when he falls in love with mortal life.
86.
Wabash Avenue (1950) as Voc dir
Andy Clark discovers he was cheated out of a half interest in partner Mike's business, now a thriving dance hall in 1892 Chicago. Unable to win it back, Andy schemes to make Mike's position untenable. He also hopes to turn Ruby Summers, Mike's motor-mouthed burlesque queen, into a classier entertainer, and incidentally to make her his own. But at the last minute, Andy's revenge comes unravelled.
87.
Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949) as Voc arr
A middle-aged genius goes to college for the first time.
88.
Come to the Stable (1949) as Voc arr
Two nuns set up a children's hospital in the New England countryside.
89.
So Dear to My Heart (1949) as Voc dir
91.
Prince of Foxes (1949) as Voc arr
In 1500, Duke Cesare Borgia hopes to marry his sister (widowed by poison) to the heir apparent of Ferrara, which impedes his conquest of central Italy. On this delicate mission he sends Andrea Orsini, his sister's lover and nearly as unscrupulous as himself. En route, Orsini meets Camilla Verano, wife of the count of Citta' del Monte (Borgia's next intended conquest); and sentiment threatens to turn him against his deadly master, whom no one betrays twice...
92.
Down to the Sea in Ships (1949) as Voc arr
A re-make of the 1922 silent film that details the lives of the people in a small Quaker community and the adventures of a whaling ship.
93.
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949) as Vocal dir
Saloon-bar singer Freddie gets very angry whenever boyfriend Blackie seems to be playing around. She always packs a six-shooter, so this is bad news for anything that happens to be in the way. As this is usually the local judge's rear-end, Freddie and friend Conchita are soon hiding out teaching school in the middle of nowhere.
94.
You're My Everything (1949) as Voc dir
In 1924, stage-struck Boston blueblood Hannah Adams picks up musical star Tim O'Connor and takes him home for dinner. One thing leads to another, and when Tim's show rolls on to Chicago a new Mrs. O'Connor comes along as incompetent chorus girl. Hollywood beckons, and we follow the star careers of the O'Connor family in silents and talkies. Includes good imitation "silents" with classic cameo by Buster Keaton.
95.
Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949) as Voc dir
In the early 1900s, song plugger Larry Kelly chances to meet Alfred Breitenbach, poor opera composer...and his lovely daughter Doris, who falls for Larry. To improve their acquaintance, Doris conspires with Larry to turn her father's opera melodies into popular songs. Alfred, reluctant but needing cash, adopts the pen name Fred Fisher. Affluence results, but when Alfred realizes his opera is vanishing bit by bit, he wants to bring the career of "Fred Fisher" to a halt...
96.
Down to the Sea in Ships (1949) as Composer
A re-make of the 1922 silent film that details the lives of the people in a small Quaker community and the adventures of a whaling ship.
97.
Melody Time (1948) as Music Director
Segments: "Once Upon a Wintertime," two lovers recued from an icy river by friendly animals; "Bumble Boogie," bee beset by musical instruments and symbols come to life; "Johnny Appleseed," story of the legendary pioneer tree-planter; "Trees," mood piece set to musical treatment of Joyce Kilmer's poem; "Little Toot," story of a heroic little tugboat who saves an ocean liner; "Blame it on the Samba," Donald Duck and Jose Carioca have the blues blown away at a Latin cafe; "Pecos Bill," story of the legendary cowpoke, his trusty mount Widowmaker and his sweetheart Slue Foot Sue.
98.
Make Mine Music (1946) as Composer
Segments: "A Rustic Ballad," a story of feuding hillbillys; "A Tone Poem," a mood piece set on a blue bayou; "A Jazz Interlude," a bobby-soxer goes jitterbugging with her date at the malt shop; "A Ballad in Blue," dark room, rain and somber landscapes illustrate the loss of a lover; "A Musical Recitation," the story of Casey at the Bat; "Ballade Ballet," ballet dancers perform in silhouette; "A Fairy Tale with Music," Peter and the Wolf; "After You've Gone," four musical instruments chase through a surreal landscape; "A Love Story," about the romance between a fedora and a bonnet; "Opera Pathetique," the story of Willie, the Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met.
99.
Song of the South (1946) as Voc dir
Uncle Remus draws upon his tales of Brer Rabbit to help little Johnny deal his confusion over his parents' separation as well as his new life on the plantation. The tales: The Briar Patch, The Tar Baby and Brer Rabbit's Laughing place.
100.
Make Mine Music (1946) as Assoc
Segments: "A Rustic Ballad," a story of feuding hillbillys; "A Tone Poem," a mood piece set on a blue bayou; "A Jazz Interlude," a bobby-soxer goes jitterbugging with her date at the malt shop; "A Ballad in Blue," dark room, rain and somber landscapes illustrate the loss of a lover; "A Musical Recitation," the story of Casey at the Bat; "Ballade Ballet," ballet dancers perform in silhouette; "A Fairy Tale with Music," Peter and the Wolf; "After You've Gone," four musical instruments chase through a surreal landscape; "A Love Story," about the romance between a fedora and a bonnet; "Opera Pathetique," the story of Willie, the Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met.
101.
Song of the South (1946) as Composer
Uncle Remus draws upon his tales of Brer Rabbit to help little Johnny deal his confusion over his parents' separation as well as his new life on the plantation. The tales: The Briar Patch, The Tar Baby and Brer Rabbit's Laughing place.
102.
Man from Frisco (1944) as Composer
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.
103.
Show Business (1944) as Vocal dir
Four vaudevillians struggle to make it to the big time.
104.
Step Lively (1944) as Vocal dir
Fly-by-night producers dodge bill collectors while trying for one big hit.
105.
Shantytown (1943) as Vocal arr
106.
Higher and Higher (1943) as Vocal dir
Servants pass off one of their own as an heiress in hopes of winning her a wealthy husband.
107.
Nobody's Darling (1943) as Vocal arr
108.
False Faces (1943) as Composer
109.
We've Never Been Licked (1943) as Vocal arr
WWII morale film for Texas A&M graduates fighting overseas. Young Brad Craig (Langton) enters the military school with a chip on his shoulder which Mitchum and other upperclassmen quickly knock off. Once adjusted, Craig falls in love with a professor's beautiful daughter, only to find she is in love with his roommate, played by Noah Beery. In the meantime, Craig associates with Japanese spies (including William Frawley of "I Love Lucy") bent on stealing a secret chemical compound being worked on a the University. But is he one of them, or a double agent for his country?
110.
Ice-Capades Revue (1942) as Arr
111.
Seven Days' Leave (1942) as Vocal and mus adv
A serviceman has one week to wed an heiress and inherit $100,000.
112.
At the Circus (1939) as Vocal and orch arr
The Marx Bros. team up to keep a circus from going bankrupt.
113.
The Wizard of Oz (1939) as Orchestral and vocal arr
A Kansas farm girl dreams herself into a magical land where she must fight a wicked witch to escape.

Music (special)

114.
Night Before Christmas, The (1998) as Music
This animated story recounts how Clement Clarke Moore came to write his holiday poem "A Visit From St Nicholas."

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