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B. G. DeSylva

B. G. DeSylva

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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Writer (feature film)

1.
The Stork Club (1945) as Screenwriter
A hat-check girl gets rich quick when she saves a millionaire's life.
2.
Danger - Love at Work (1937) as Contract Writer
A young lawyer is unable to get a family to sign a land sale contract until their daughter falls in love with him.
3.
Born to Dance (1936) as Story
A sailor on leave helps a young dancer make it to the top on Broadway.
4.
Bottoms Up (1934) as Story and Screenplay
Promoter Smoothe King helps a pair of phonies con their way into a movie company. As Wanda heads toward stardom, she turns more and more from King toward the matinee idol. King must decide between his plans and her happiness.
5.
Have a Heart (1934) as Story
A street vendor tries to help a dancing teacher who's lost the use of her legs.
6.
My Weakness (1933) as Story and dial
7.
Stepping Sisters (1932) as Contract Writer
8.
Indiscreet (1931) as [Wrt] by
9.
Just Imagine (1930) as Story
New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced ... well, you get the idea. Scientists revive a man struck by lightning in 1930; he is rechristened "Single O". He is befriended by J-21, who can't marry the girl of his dreams because he isn't "distinguished" enough -- until he is chosen for a 4-month expedition to Mars by a renegade scientist. The Mars J-21, his friend, and stowaway Single O visit is full of scantily clad women doing Busby Berkeley-style dance numbers and worshiping a fat middle-aged man.
10.
Just Imagine (1930) as Dial
New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced ... well, you get the idea. Scientists revive a man struck by lightning in 1930; he is rechristened "Single O". He is befriended by J-21, who can't marry the girl of his dreams because he isn't "distinguished" enough -- until he is chosen for a 4-month expedition to Mars by a renegade scientist. The Mars J-21, his friend, and stowaway Single O visit is full of scantily clad women doing Busby Berkeley-style dance numbers and worshiping a fat middle-aged man.
11.
Sunnyside Up (1929) as Dial
Molly and Bee, sweet young 'working girls,' live in a cheap room over a New York grocery store. Molly's idol, wealthy Jack Cromwell, lives in a Long Island mansion but is markedly less happy, since his fiancée Jane won't discourage her other admirers. Fleeing in his car, Jack ends up in an urban block party where he meets you-know-who.
12.
Sunnyside Up (1929) as Story
Molly and Bee, sweet young 'working girls,' live in a cheap room over a New York grocery store. Molly's idol, wealthy Jack Cromwell, lives in a Long Island mansion but is markedly less happy, since his fiancée Jane won't discourage her other admirers. Fleeing in his car, Jack ends up in an urban block party where he meets you-know-who.

Producer (feature film)

13.
Two Years Before the Mast (1946) as Executive Producer
Charles Stewart, the "Pilgrim" owner's playboy son, finds himself shanghaied on his father's ship commanded by cruel Captain Thompson. When scurvy breaks out he leads a mutiny and is slapped in irons. Floggings and torture abound.
14.
Road to Utopia (1946) as Executive Producer
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
15.
The Stork Club (1945) as Presented By
A hat-check girl gets rich quick when she saves a millionaire's life.
16.
The Unseen (1945) as Executive Producer
17.
Incendiary Blonde (1945) as Executive Producer
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
18.
The Great Moment (1944) as Executive Producer
A 19th-century dentist sets out to find a painless method for pulling teeth in this true story.
19.
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944) as Executive Producer
In 1923, two young ladies depart unescorted for a tour of Europe, meeting two eligible men aboard ship. Their great naivity and efforts to seem grown-up lead them into many comic misadventures.
20.
Double Indemnity (1944) as Executive Producer
An insurance salesman gets seduced into plotting a client's death.
21.
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) as Executive Producer
A group of veterans help a small-town fraud convince his family he was a war hero.
22.
The Hour Before the Dawn (1944) as Executive Producer
23.
Frenchman's Creek (1944) as Executive Producer
24.
Standing Room Only (1944) as Executive Producer
During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel reservations when she feels the accomodations are inadequate. With no rooms available in the entire city Lee and Jane pose as a married couple and take positions as maid and butler in the Cromwell's home until the contract can be secured.
25.
Till We Meet Again (1944) as Executive Producer
26.
And Now Tomorrow (1944) as Producer
Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an affair with her fiance Jeff. Vance tries a new serum which causes Emily to faint... Will it work this time ?
27.
And the Angels Sing (1944) as Executive Producer
The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc with the plans of Pop Angel (Raymond Walburn) to buy a soy bean farm. They do accept an offer of ten dollars to sing at a dubious night club on the edge of town where a band led by Happy Marshall (Fred MacMurray) is playing. Bobby takes the ten dollars and runs it up to $190 at the dice table. Happy hits on Nancy but she rebuffs him. He doesn't have the money to pay his band and borrows the gambling winnings from Bobby on the pretext that he will give her a job with his band. Bobby discovers the next day that Happy has hastily departed for New York. The girls follow to a night club where he is working and, after an audition, the manager is willing to give Happy a contract if the girls will sing with his band.
28.
The Uninvited (1944) as Executive Producer
A brother and sister buy a house with a ghostly secret.
29.
Lady in the Dark (1944) as Producer
30.
The Hitler Gang (1944) as Executive Producer
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.
31.
Ministry of Fear (1944) as Executive Producer
When hidden microfilm comes into his possession, an innocent man is drawn into espionage.
32.
Practically Yours (1944) as Executive Producer
33.
Going My Way (1944) as Executive Producer
A young priest revitalizes a failing parish and brings new life to the elder priest.
34.
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) as Executive Producer
A Navy doctor fights to help wounded sailors escape the Japanese during World War II.
35.
Rainbow Island (1944) as Executive Producer
A girl is raised as a native while living on a tropical island.
36.
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944) as Executive Producer
During World War II, a 4F tries to help the woman he loves cover up a surprise pregnancy.
37.
I Love a Soldier (1944) as Executive Producer
During World War II in San Francisco, Eve Morgan and her single girlfriends spend their days welding ships and their nights dancing with soldiers and sailors shipping out that night. Eve is determined to avoid any romantic entanglements until the war is over she refuses to spend her days and nights worrying about getting bad news about a man she has fallen for. But she doesn't count on meeting a soldier who is determined to change her mind.
38.
Star Spangled Rhythm (1943) as Executive Producer
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players.
39.
So Proudly We Hail! (1943) as Executive Producer
Nurses caught behind enemy lines during World War II fight to survive.
40.
Riding High (1943) as Executive Producer
41.
No Time for Love (1943) as Executive Producer
A sophisticated reporter hires the construction worker she accidentally got fired.
42.
Let's Face It (1943) as Executive Producer
43.
Hostages (1943) as Executive Producer
44.
Happy Go Lucky (1943) as Executive Producer
To land a rich husband, golddigger Marjory Stuart goes to Trinidad posing as a debutante. Beach boy Pete promptly unmasks her, but offers to help her catch his enemy, yachtsman Alfred Monroe. Marjory's pal Bubbles turns out to be the old flame of Pete's pal Wally. All the well-planned efforts to land Monroe end in slapstick; then Wally's voodoo priestess landlady gives him a love potion that works...
45.
True to Life (1943) as Executive Producer
A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents a room with a typical American family and begins to secretly write about their true life antics. The show becomes a big hit, but he begins to feel guilty about his charade when he falls in love with the family's pretty older daughter.
46.
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) as Executive Producer
A U.S. mercenary and an army of peasants fight for Spain.
47.
Five Graves to Cairo (1943) as Executive Producer
A British corporal goes undercover to infiltrate Field Marshall Rommel's command.
48.
Dixie (1943) as Executive Producer
A young songwriter leaves his Kentucky home to try to make it in New Orleans. Eventually he winds up in New York, where he sells his songs to a music publisher, but refuses to sell his most treasured composition: "Dixie." The film is based on the life of Daniel Decatur Emmett, who wrote the classic song "Dixie."
49.
The Crystal Ball (1943) as Producer
A female fortuneteller uses her "powers" to land a man.
50.
Are Husbands Necessary? (1942) as Executive Producer
51.
Wake Island (1942) as Executive Producer
Marines stationed in the Pacific fight off the Japanese during World War II.
52.
Sullivan's Travels (1942) as Executive Producer
A filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.
53.
The Palm Beach Story (1942) as Executive Producer
To finance her husband's career, a married woman courts an eccentric millionaire.
54.
The Great Man's Lady (1942) as Executive Producer
A pioneer couple struggle to build a city in the wild West.
55.
Take a Letter, Darling (1942) as Executive Producer
A female executive hires a male secretary.
56.
This Gun for Hire (1942) as Executive Producer
A hired killer dodges police while tracking down the enemy agents who tried to frame him.
57.
I Married a Witch (1942) as Executive Producer
A 300-year-old witch wreaks havoc when she falls in love with a young politician.
58.
My Favorite Blonde (1942) as Executive Producer
A vaudevillian gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy.
59.
Road to Morocco (1942) as Executive Producer
Two castaways get mixed up in an Arabian nightmare when they're caught between a bandit chief and a beautiful princess.
60.
The Lady Has Plans (1942) as Executive Producer
Some dastardly criminals have stolen some top secret plans and tattoo them on the back of a woman so she can sell them to the highest bidder in Lisbon. This woman plans to take the place of a 'Sidney Royce', a legitimate traveler going to Lisbon as a reporter. Crossed signals allows the real Sidney to reach Portugal first, where she is pursued by those trying to obtain the plans and US government agents trying to prevent the sale.
61.
The Fleet's In (1942) as Executive Producer
Sailors bet on a shy shipmate''s ability to romance an aloof nightclub singer.
62.
The Glass Key (1942) as Executive Producer
A hired gun and his gangster boss fall out over a woman.
63.
The Forest Rangers (1942) as Executive Producer
Ranger Don Stuart fights a forest fire with timber boss friend Tana 'Butch' Mason, and finds evidence of arson. He suspects Twig Dawson but can't prove it. Butch loves Don but he, poor fool, won't notice her as a woman; instead he meets socialite Celia in town and elopes with her. The action plot (Don's pursuit of the fire starter) parallels Tana's comic efforts to scare tenderfoot Celia back to the city.
64.
Louisiana Purchase (1941) as Executive Producer
A bumbling young politician gets caught between grifters and a senator investigating corruption.
65.
Nothing But the Truth (1941) as Executive Producer
A businessman bets he can tell the truth for 24 hours.
66.
Caught in the Draft (1941) as Producer
Don Bolton is a movie star who can't stand loud noises. To evade the draft, he decides to get married...but falls for a colonel's daughter. By mistake, he and his two cronies enlist. In basic training, Don hopes to make a good impression on the fair Antoinette and her father, but his military career is largely slapstick. Will he ever get his corporal's stripes?
67.
Birth of the Blues (1941) as Producer
Jeff grows up near Basin Street in New Orleans, playing his clarinet with the dock workers. He puts together a band, the Basin Street Hot-Shots, which includes a cornet player, Memphis. They struggle to get their jazz music accepted by the cafe society of the city. Betty Lou joins their band as a singer and gets Louie to show her how to do scat singing. Memphis and Jeff both fall in love with Betty Lou.
68.
Bachelor Mother (1939) as Producer
A fun-loving shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.
69.
The Rage of Paris (1938) as Producer
Nicole has no job and is several weeks behind with her rent. Her solution to her problem is to try and snare a rich husband. Enlisting the help of her friend Gloria and the maitre'd at a ritzy New York City hotel, the trio plot to have Gloria catch the eye of Bill Duncan, a handsome millionaire staying at the hotel. The plan works and the two quickly become engaged. Nicole's plan may be thwarted by Bill's friend, Jim Trevor, who's met Nicole before and sees through her plot.
70.
Merry-Go-Round of 1938 (1937) as Associate Producer
71.
You're a Sweetheart (1937) as Producer
72.
Stowaway (1936) as Associate Producer
Chin-Ching gets lost in Shanghai and is befriended by American playboy Tommy Randall. She falls asleep in his car which winds up on a ship headed for America. Susan Parker, also on the ship, marries Randall to give Chin-Ching a family.
73.
Captain January (1936) as Producer
An orphaned girl living with a lighthouse keeper is forced to go to boarding school.
74.
Sing, Baby, Sing (1936) as Associate Producer
75.
Poor Little Rich Girl (1936) as Associate Producer
A lost rich girl takes up with a pair of musical performers.
76.
Ladies in Love (1936) as Associate Producer
Three working girls in Budapest pool their resources to get a better apartment and impress their dates. One dates a nobleman and, learning of her rejection by him, considers poison. Another drinks the poison by mistake and lands a physician for herself. The third marries a businessman. The first girl gets a shop of her own.
77.
The Littlest Rebel (1935) as Associate Producer
A Confederate officer risks everything to go home and see his daughter.
78.
Bottoms Up (1934) as Producer
Promoter Smoothe King helps a pair of phonies con their way into a movie company. As Wanda heads toward stardom, she turns more and more from King toward the matinee idol. King must decide between his plans and her happiness.
79.
Just Imagine (1930) as Associate Producer
New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced ... well, you get the idea. Scientists revive a man struck by lightning in 1930; he is rechristened "Single O". He is befriended by J-21, who can't marry the girl of his dreams because he isn't "distinguished" enough -- until he is chosen for a 4-month expedition to Mars by a renegade scientist. The Mars J-21, his friend, and stowaway Single O visit is full of scantily clad women doing Busby Berkeley-style dance numbers and worshiping a fat middle-aged man.

Music (feature film)

80.
Rite, The (2011)
A seminary student attending exorcism school at the Vatican meets an unorthodox priest who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, uncovering the devil's reach even to one of the holiest places on Earth.
81.
Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)
Once again, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to show a group of bickering children five valuable lessons, the most important of which is learning how to get along.
82.
Marmaduke (2010)
When Marmaduke moves to a new neighborhood with his family, the super-sized Great Dane soon discovers he just doesn't fit in - literally! But, with the help of his best pal Carlos the Cat, Marmaduke may just get out of the doghouse after all.
83.
White Countess (2005)
Set in Shanghai in the late 1930s, the story of the relationship between a disillusioned former US diplomat and a refugee White Russian countess reduced to a sordid life in the city's bars. Todd Jackson (mid-40s), once an American diplomat filled with idealism, has lost his sight several years earli
84.
FUN WITH DICK AND JANE (2005)
Dick Harper's years of hard work finally pay off when he is promoted to vice president at Globodyne, a worldwide leader in the consolidation of media properties. But after exactly one day in his new job, Globodyne is destroyed by an Enron-like calamity--and he is left holding the bag. Dick's sudden
85.
Melinda and Melinda (2004) as Song ("The Best Things In Life Are Free")
Over a meal in a Chinese restaurant, Sy poses a conundrum to his fellow diners: Is the essence of life comic or tragic? For the sake of argument, he tells a story, which the others then embellish to illustrate their takes on life. The story starts as follows: A young Manhattan couple, Park Avenue pr
86.
The Aviator (2004) as Composer
A biographical chronicle which charts the early years of famous tycoon, Howard Hughes (1905-1976), whose eclectic career spanned across everything from oil, for which he cared little, to film, casinos, and aviation--as he turned millions of dollars into billions.
87.
Loser (2000) as Song ("The Best Things In Life Are Free")
An out of place college boy learns that not fitting in isn't always such a bad thing.
88.
Buena Vista Social Club (1998) as Song ("Black Bottom")
Documentary focusing on the relationship between American music star Ry Cooder and a veteran group of Cuban musicians. Cooder worked to reunite as many of Havana's old guard as possible, first for the hugely successful Buena Vista Social Club album, and then for another record and shows in Havana, N
89.
I'm Not Rappaport (1996) as Song ("Alabamy Bound")
This inspirational celebration of the lunacy and levity of life follows two of the most captivating characters you've ever met, who comically and heroically tilt at the injustices around them. Nat and Midge meet regularly in Central Park, but at first glance you might not know why. Nat is a feisty,
90.
Everyone Says I Love You (1996) as Song ("I'M A Dreamer Aren'T We All")
Woody Allen's 26th film is a celebration of an eccentric and very extended family living on New York's upper east side, exploring a broad spectrum of romantic entanglements as they fall in and out of love. Allen creates a world in which Yves St. Laurent mannequins come to life in store windows and d
91.
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) as Song ("The Best Things In Life Are Free")
A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.
92.
White Men Can't Jump (1992) as Song ("The Best Things In Live Are Free")
A hustler and a street ball player join forces to run a basketball con game.
93.
Shadows And Fog (1991) as Music ("When Day Is Done")
A meek bookkeeper tries to save a runaway circus performer from a serial killer.
94.
Beaches (1988) as Song ("I'Ll Build A Stairway To Paradise")
Childhood friends share their triumphs and tragedies through the years.
95.
Brave Little Toaster, The (1987) as Song ("April Showers")
In this animated tale, several electrical appliances leave their country cottage in search of their young owner who mysteriously disappeared.
96.
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) as Song ("Avalon")
Three sisters deal with their tangled relationships amidst the wonders of New York City.
97.
Lucky Lady (1975) as Song If I Had A Talking Picture Of You (")
Walker and Kibby run a liquor smuggling operation in Mexico during Prohibition. They team up with Claire, a cabaret singer with connections to some nightclub owners. Things get complicated when Walker and Kibby both fall in love with Claire who can't decide which one she likes the best. But while th
98.
Star! (1968) as Composer
Gertrude Lawrence rises to stage stardom at the cost of happiness.
99.
Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) as Composer
A small-town girl hits the big city in search of romance Roaring Twenties style.
100.
Senior Prom (1959) as Composer
Boys from opposite sides of the tracks vie to take a pretty senior to the prom.
101.
The Helen Morgan Story (1957) as Composer
A singer rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune... only to lose it all.
102.
The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956) as Composer
Ray Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. They soon have several hits on Broadway but De Sylva's personal ambition leads to friction as the other two increasingly feel left out of things.
103.
Cha-Cha-Cha Boom! (1956) as Composer
A talent scout tricks a legendary Latin music star into recording for his label.
104.
The Benny Goodman Story (1956) as Composer
The legendary band leader fights to make swing acceptable.
105.
Pete Kelly's Blues (1955) as Composer
The jazz band's leader gets mixed up with gangster in '20s Kansas City.
106.
Love Me or Leave Me (1955) as Composer
True story of torch singer Ruth Etting's struggle to escape the gangster who made her a star.
107.
The Eddie Cantor Story (1954) as Composer
The beloved entertainer rises to stardom from humble beginnings in the slums.
108.
A Star Is Born (1954) as Composer
A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top.
109.
The Jazz Singer (1953) as Composer
A cantor's son goes against family tradition to become a popular singer.
110.
Somebody Loves Me (1952) as Composer
111.
Hunt the Man Down (1951) as Composer
Lawyer uncovers secrets behind a decade-old murder case.
112.
Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951) as Composer
Three chorus girls hit Las Vegas in search of rich husbands.
113.
Lullaby of Broadway (1951) as Composer
A star's former servants try to keep her daughter from learning of her fate.
114.
I'll Get By (1950) as Composer
Updated version of "Tin Pan Alley" concerns two songwriters and their romantic entanglements with the pretty pair of sisters helping them plug their songs.
115.
Love That Brute (1950) as Composer
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.
116.
You're My Everything (1949) as Composer
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.
117.
When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948) as Composer
118.
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.
119.
Till the Clouds Roll By (1947) as Composer
True story of composer Jerome Kern's rise to the top on Broadway and in Hollywood.
120.
Margie (1946) as Composer
A brainy school girl falls apart over a new, handsome teacher.
121.
Ziegfeld Follies (1946) as Composer
Legendary showman Flo Ziegfeld imagines the kind of Follies he could produce with MGM's musical stars.
122.
Blonde from Brooklyn (1945) as Composer
An aspiring singer masquerades as a Southern belle to get a radio job.
123.
Pillow to Post (1945) as Composer
A girl pretends to be a war bride to get a hotel room in Washington.
124.
Anchors Aweigh (1945) as Composer
A pair of sailors on leave try to help a movie extra become a singing star.
125.
Rhapsody in Blue (1945) as Composer
Fictionalized biography of George Gershwin and his fight to bring serious music to Broadway.
126.
Since You Went Away (1944) as Composer
A mother and wife struggle to cope while her husband is off serving in World War II.
127.
Show Business (1944) as Composer
Four vaudevillians struggle to make it to the big time.
128.
Broadway (1942) as Composer
129.
Birth of the Blues (1941) as Composer
Jeff grows up near Basin Street in New Orleans, playing his clarinet with the dock workers. He puts together a band, the Basin Street Hot-Shots, which includes a cornet player, Memphis. They struggle to get their jazz music accepted by the cafe society of the city. Betty Lou joins their band as a singer and gets Louie to show her how to do scat singing. Memphis and Jeff both fall in love with Betty Lou.
130.
The Great American Broadcast (1941) as Composer
After WWI two men go into radio. Failure leads the wife of one to borrow money from another; she goes on, after separation, to stardom. A coast-to-coast radio program is set up to bring everyone back together.
131.
Hollywood Hotel (1938) as Composer
A small-town boy wins a Hollywood talent contest.
132.
The Great Ziegfeld (1936) as Composer
Lavish biography of Flo Ziegfeld, the producer who became Broadway's biggest starmaker.
133.
Music Is Magic (1935) as Composer
Vaudevillians supporting the musical efforts of aging Hollywood star Diane de Valle decide to head for Tinseltown themselves when de Valle's high salary and low drawing power cancel the revue. Managing to land roles in a de Valle musical movie, perky Peggy is rescued from the chorus line by the tricks of her boyfriend Jack, who uses bravado to usurp de Valle's role in favor of Peggy, who is more suited to the bouncy musical.
134.
Take a Chance (1933) as Composer
135.
Flying High (1931) as Composer
A hare-brained inventor invents a new flying machine but can't figure out how to land it.
136.
Follow the Leader (1930) as Composer
137.
Follow Thru (1930) as Composer
Lora Moore, the club champion, loses a golf match to a woman from another golf club. Then Jerry Downs, a handsome golf pro, and his goofy friend, Jack Martin, show up. Lora takes him on as her golf teacher to work on her putt. She falls for him, but so do several other women. Meanwhile Angie Howard, Lora's friend, chases after Jack. A lot of silliness ensues.
138.
Queen High (1930) as Composer
The two partners of a ladies' garter business are constantly feuding with each other. When they ask their lawyer to dissolve their partnership, he proposes that instead the two of them play a single poker hand: the loser to become the winner's personal manservant for a year.
139.
The Big Pond (1930) as Composer
140.
Good News (1930) as Composer
A college football star falls for his mousy French tutor.
141.
Just Imagine (1930) as Composer
New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced ... well, you get the idea. Scientists revive a man struck by lightning in 1930; he is rechristened "Single O". He is befriended by J-21, who can't marry the girl of his dreams because he isn't "distinguished" enough -- until he is chosen for a 4-month expedition to Mars by a renegade scientist. The Mars J-21, his friend, and stowaway Single O visit is full of scantily clad women doing Busby Berkeley-style dance numbers and worshiping a fat middle-aged man.
142.
In Old Arizona (1929) as Composer
The Cisco Kid's faithless lover plots to turn the bandit in for the reward.
143.
Sunnyside Up (1929) as Composer
Molly and Bee, sweet young 'working girls,' live in a cheap room over a New York grocery store. Molly's idol, wealthy Jack Cromwell, lives in a Long Island mansion but is markedly less happy, since his fiancée Jane won't discourage her other admirers. Fleeing in his car, Jack ends up in an urban block party where he meets you-know-who.
144.
Sally (1929) as Composer
A waitress dreams of becoming a Broadway star.
145.
Lucky Boy (1929) as Composer
146.
Say It with Songs (1929) as Composer
147.
The Singing Fool (1928) as Composer
A singing star tries to recover from heartbreak when his wife deserts him and takes away his beloved son.

Music (special)

148.
Michael Feinstein & Friends (1991) as Song ("The Best Things In Life Are Free")
A special hosted by Michael Feinstein featuring music by American composers from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
149.
Harry Connick, Jr. & His Orchestra: Swinging Out With Harry (1990) as Song ("Avalon")
A concert featuring Harry Connick, Jr. and his 16-piece orchestra performing their blend of classic jazz and swing. Broadcast as a presentation of "Great Performances."

Misc. Crew (special)

150.
Panama Hattie (1954) as Libretto
While in Panama, Hattie Maloney, a member of the singing and dancing "Canal Zone Girls," meets and falls in love with Nick Bullett, the scion of a wealthy Philadelphia family. The story revolves around Hattie's efforts to impress the eligible Mr. Bullett despite the differences their social position

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