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Also Known As: Died: May 17, 1981
Born: May 3, 1902 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA Profession: Music ...
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Music (feature film)

1.
Perdita Durango (1997) as Song ("Vera Cruz")
The blackly humorous story of Perdita and Romeo, two wild lovers who travel to Mexico and kidnap a wealthy American couple. Setting out for Los Angeles with a package of illegal goods, the renegades are both robbers and seducers, with charm so overwhelming that their so-called victims don't want to
2.
Sleepless In Seattle (1993) as Songs ("The Proposal" "Empire State Montage")
A motherless boy uses a radio talk show to find a new wife for his father.
3.
Die Sister Die (1978) as Music
When a man hires a nurse, he supposedly is looking for someone to take care of his sister who is ill. But his sister is also a tremendously unpleasant, difficult person and his actual intent is to convince the nurse to help him kill her. .
4.
Private Parts (1972) as Music
Teenage Cheryl has run away from home with her best friend. When the two girls have a falling out, Cheryl has nowhere to stay, so she looks up her Aunt Martha who runs the King Edward, a run-down residential hotel in a seedy part of Los Angeles. Her aunt agrees to let her stay for a few days and warns her against getting to know her eccentric guests. But before long, Cheryl has gotten involved with George, a voyeuristic photographer whose eccentricities are far less harmless than she imagined.
5.
Von Richthofen and Brown (1971) as Music
This film focuses on the story of Manfred von Richtofen, a German air ace during World War I.
6.
Over-the-hill Gang, The (1969)
In this comedy Western, a retired Texas Ranger and three aged pals help to clean up a town run by a crooked mayor, a drunken judge and a trigger-happy sheriff. This marked the TV-movie debuts of both Rick Nelson and Gypsy Rose Lee, and it was the latter's farewell acting appearance.
7.
The Secret Invasion (1964) as Music
Five criminals win early pardons to infiltrate a Nazi outpost.
8.
Geronimo (1962) as Music
A defiant Apache warrior tries to unite his tribe against the U.S. Army.
9.
One-Eyed Jacks (1961) as Music
An outlaw seeks revenge on the old friend who betrayed him.
10.
Homicidal (1961) as Music
A nurse and her husband conspire to collect a rich inheritance.
11.
Never So Few (1959) as Music
A U.S. military troop takes command of a band of Burmese guerillas during World War II.
12.
Woman Obsessed (1959) as Music
After her husband dies in a fire, a woman is left to tend for her young son and the family farm on her own. Soon, she takes in a drifting handyman, they fall in love, and a resentment begins to build between the son and his new "step-father" who treats the boy harshly on purpose to prepare him for
13.
The Blue Angel (1959) as Music
Professor Immanuel Rath (Curt Jurgens)is a martinet botany professor at a German high school who finds post cards bearing the likeness of Lola-Lola (May Britt), "The Blue Angel", in the possession of his pupils. He goes to the cafe where she is appearing to see if any of his pupils are there, and spots two of them. While chasing them, he encounters Lola-Lola and the troupe manager, Kiepert (Theodore Bikel.) He returns the next evening and becomes involved with Lola. His visit to the cafe, and the fact he spent the night with Lola, becomes common knowledge and he is forced to leave his school position. Despite the protests of his friends, he marries Lola, who is intrigued by the idea of being the wife of a professor. The intrigue doesn't last long, as Rath is unable to get work because of his wife. He becomes a broken character, reduced to performing odd jobs around the troupe and living off the earnings of his wife. When the troupe returns to his hometown, Kiepert brutally uses him in a magic act as a shill to attract customers from among his old students and friends. Lola meets a former lover and, as Rath is being degraded on the stage, she allows the former lover to make love to her in sight of her husband. Rath goes beserk and sets out to strangle her.
14.
This Earth Is Mine (1959) as Music
In 1931, Elizabeth Rambeau comes from England to live in California with her aunt and uncle of a winemaking dynasty, who are still wealthy despite 12 years of Prohibition. Object: marriage to the heir of another vineyard, to further consolidate holdings in the Valley. But John Rambeau, Elizabeth's illegitimate cousin, has other ideas about who she should marry, and sharply opposes patriarch Philippe's refusal to sell wine grapes to bootleggers. John's activities bring violence to the valley, and soap opera to the Rambeau family...
15.
The Young Lions (1958) as Music
A Jewish soldier faces anti-Semitism when he enlists to fight World War II.
16.
In Love and War (1958) as Music
Three marines take shore leave in San Francisco during World War II: Wagner to a lower class dysfunctional family, Hunter to his pregnant fiancTe, and the upper class Dillman to a high-living playgirl. Each must decide whether to make the best of their situation, or break out of it. Wagner drowns his troubles in alcohol, losing the respect of a potential lover; Hunter marries his fiancTe but realizes he may not survive the war to see his child; while Dillman sheds his decadent girlfriend for a pure-hearted Hawaiian nurse. Later in battle, a heroic act costs one of the marines his life.
17.
The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958) as Music
Townsend Harris is sent by President Pierce to Japan to serve as the first U.S. Consul-General to that country. Harris discovers enormous hostility to foreigners, as well as the love of a young geisha.
18.
The Sun Also Rises (1957) as Music
A group of disillusioned American expatriate writers live a dissolute, hedonistic lifestyle in 1920's France and Spain.
19.
Boy on a Dolphin (1957) as Composer
A Greek sponge diver discovers a beautiful antiquity at the sea's bottom on one of her dives, and then she becomes obsessed with selling it via the help of her scamming boyfriend.
20.
An Affair to Remember (1957) as Music
A romantic shipboard romance inspires a couple to promise to meet six months later.
21.
Boy on a Dolphin (1957) as Music
A Greek sponge diver discovers a beautiful antiquity at the sea's bottom on one of her dives, and then she becomes obsessed with selling it via the help of her scamming boyfriend.
22.
Between Heaven and Hell (1956) as Music
A wealthy, bigoted Southerm man enters the service shortly after Pearl Harbor and learns some lessons about racism and survival from an aging sharecropper.
23.
The Harder They Fall (1956) as Music Composition
A cynical press agent exposes inhuman conditions in the boxing game.
24.
25.
White Feather (1955) as Music
The story of the peace mission from the US cavalary to the Cheyenne Indians in Wyoming during the 1870s. The mission is threatened when one the officers falls for the chief's daughter.
26.
Soldier of Fortune (1955) as Music
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
27.
The Rains of Ranchipur (1955) as Music
A spoiled, married English woman falls in love with an Indian doctor.
28.
Seven Cities of Gold (1955) as Music
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.
29.
Violent Saturday (1955) as Music
Crooks trigger a series of crises when they try to rob a small town bank.
30.
Hondo (1954) as Music
An Army man takes a widow and her son under his wing in Apache territory.
31.
Vera Cruz (1954) as Music Composition
During the Mexican Revolution, rival mercenaries team to steal a fortune in gold.
32.
Deep in My Heart (1954) as Orchestration
Musical biography of composer Sigmund Romberg, who fought to bring serious music to Broadway.
33.
Vera Cruz (1954) as Composer
During the Mexican Revolution, rival mercenaries team to steal a fortune in gold.
34.
Thunder in the East (1953) as Music Score
During India's first years of independence from Britain, Steve Gibbs lands his armaments loaded plane in Ghandahar province hoping to get rich. Pacifist Prime Minister Singh hopes to reach an agreement with guerilla leader Khan, the maharajah is a fool, and the British residents are living in the past. Steve's love interest is Joan Willoughby, the blind daughter of a parson.
35.
Above and Beyond (1953) as Music
The pilot who helped drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima struggles with the demands of the dangerous mission.
36.
The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1952) as Music
The citizens of Poker Flat attempt to rid their town of bad influences.
37.
Lydia Bailey (1952) as Music
38.
The Marrying Kind (1952) as Music Score
A judge forces a divorcing couple to think back on the problems that drove them apart.
39.
Face to Face (1952) as Music
40.
Cry Danger (1951) as Composer
An innocent ex-con sets out to find the real criminals.
41.
Ace in the Hole (1951) as Music Score
A small-town reporter milks a local disaster to get back into the big time.
42.
The Sound of Fury (1951) as Music
43.
Queen for a Day (1951) as Music
The film was based on the popular daytime Mutual Broadcasting Company radio program that originated from New York on April 30, 1945 as "Queen For Today" and moved to Hollywood a few months later as "Queen For A Day", with Jack Bailey, former vaudeville music man and World's Fair barker, as the emcee host. The five-times-a-week, thirty minute doses spun over to television and lasted into the 70's. Bailey, in pre-airing interviews with audience members, would select 3-4 contestants who would pour out their (mostly pitiful) hearts explaining why they deserved to be Queen For A Day, and the audience selected the winner. The movie version was comprised of three short story segments which led some character to the television program.
44.
Broken Arrow (1950) as Music
By 1870, there has been 10 years of cruel war between settlers and Cochise's Apaches. Ex-soldier Tom Jeffords saves the life of an Apache boy and starts to wonder if Indians are human, after all; soon, he determines to use this chance to make himself an ambassador. Against all odds, his solitary mission into Cochise's stronghold opens a dialogue. Opportunely, the president sends General Howard with orders to conclude peace. But even with Jeffords' luck, the deep grievance and hatred on both sides make tragic failure all too likely...
45.
Three Came Home (1950) as Music
A woman fights to survive as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II.
46.
Two Flags West (1950) as Music
A bitter Union commander is forced to accept Confederate prisoners to help fight an Indian war.
47.
Edge of Doom (1950) as Music
A priest sets out to catch the man who killed one of his colleagues.
48.
Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950) as Music Score
Webb Carey returns to Orta, near Milan, to find out who betrayed his World War II O.S.S. team and caused the death of several villagers. His old love Julie, whom he thought dead at the hands of the Nazis, is alive and married to the Barone.
49.
No Man of Her Own (1950) as Music Score
Helen Ferguson, pregnant, penniless and dumped by her boyfriend Steve Morley, takes the identity of the pregnant Patrice Harkness, when she and her husband are killed in a train crash. The rich Harkness in-laws, and their other son Bill, had never seen Patrice, so they accept her and her newborn son into their family. However Steve eventually finds her and starts to blackmail her.
50.
Enchantment (1949) as Music
When a well-off family takes in a young orphan, her presence ignites romance and jealousy.
51.
Slattery's Hurricane (1949) as Music
A pilot (Richard Widmark) wants a life of ease, flying for drug smugglers and looking the other way until his conscience is tweaked by a woman (Veronica Lake) he has misused. He flies into the eye of a hurricane, thereby saving Miami and redeeming himself. The story unfolds in flashbacks as the pilot battles the storm and recalls his failures, including a love affair with the wife (Linda Darnell) of his best friend.
52.
Bride of Vengeance (1949) as Music Score
53.
Sealed Verdict (1948) as Music Score
54.
The Bishop's Wife (1948) as Music
An angel helps set an ambitious bishop on the right track.
55.
Adventures of Casanova (1948) as Music Score
56.
A Song Is Born (1948) as Music Director
A group of music professors takes in a singer on the run from her gangster boyfriend.
57.
Joan of Arc (1948) as Music
The life and campaigns of the Maid of Orleans.
58.
The Swordsman (1947) as Music Score
A couple tries a hand at romance while their respective families are busy feuding.
59.
Cheyenne (1947) as Orchestra Arrangement
A gambler falls for the wife of the outlaw he's out to catch.
60.
The Beast with Five Fingers (1947) as Orchestra Arrangement
After a famous pianist's murder, his hand returns to wreak vengeance.
61.
Body and Soul (1947) as Music Composition
A young boxer slugs his way out of the slums only to fall prey to organized crime.
62.
The Man I Love (1947) as Orchestra Arrangement
A night-club singer gets involved with a mobster.
63.
Wild Harvest (1947) as Music Score
Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He puts her off. To get back she marries Jim whom she prods into high-grading the grain (skimming off some for private sale). The last payment on Joe's machinery is due just as he discover's what his buddy has been doing.
64.
Escape Me Never (1947) as Orchestra Arrangement
A composer forsakes his innocent bride to romance his brother's fiancee.
65.
A Stolen Life (1946) as Orchestra Arrangement
A twin takes her deceased sister's place as wife of the man they both love.
66.
The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946) as Music Score
Robins Hood's son reunites the Merry Men to battle royal corruption.
67.
Cloak and Dagger (1946) as Orchestra Arrangement
Near the end of World War II, the Allies must find out how much the Axis knows about building atomic bombs. The OSS recruits a physicist, Alvah Jesper, to reach his former colleague, Katerin Lodor, now in Switzerland, and bring her out for debriefing. He reaches her, but a German agent is quickly onto him, and Lodor dies. Jesper must now get into Italy, go underground with the help of Gina, a resistance leader, and convince Polda, a physicist there, to leave with him. Polda won't go until his daughter is rescued from German detention. As Jesper's pal Pinky works on rescuing Polda's daughter and as time for escape runs down, Jesper and Gina fall in love.
68.
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) as Music
Three returning servicemen fight to adjust to life after World War II.
69.
So Dark the Night (1946) as Music Score
A French police detective investigates his fiancée's murder.
70.
Roughly Speaking (1945) as Orchestra Arrangement
A man's wild moneymaking schemes leave his wife to raise their family.
71.
Mildred Pierce (1945) as Orchestra Arrangement
A woman turns herself into a business tycoon to win her selfish daughter a place in society.
72.
The Corn Is Green (1945) as Orchestra Arrangement
A dedicated teacher sacrifices everything to send a young miner to Oxford.
73.
San Antonio (1945) as Orchestra Arrangement
A reformed rustler tracks down a band of cattle thieves and tries to reform a crooked dance-hall girl.
74.
Home in Indiana (1944) as Music
A lad with a penchant for trouble is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Indiana. Though he's not happy about the arrangement at first, his love of horses and his affection for a young colt that he plans to race make life bearable. He also finds romance with tomboyish Char who shares his love for horses.
75.
The Lodger (1944) as Music
The inhabitants of a boarding house fear the new lodger is Jack the Ripper.
76.
Lifeboat (1944) as Music
Survivors of a torpedoed boat take in a German Naval officer from the sub that sank them.
77.
Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944) as Music
78.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) as Orchestra Arrangement
A young man about to be married discovers the two aunts who raised him have been poisoning lonely old men.
79.
Wing and a Prayer (1944) as Music
An aircraft carrier is sent on a decoy mission around the Pacific, with orders to avoid combat, thus lulling Japanese alertness before the battle of Midway. All the men have their individual worries and concerns, but become increasingly frustrated at their avoidance of combat, for reasons unknown to them. But in the end, all get their chance to fight.
80.
The Constant Nymph (1943) as Orchestra Arrangement
A composer finds inspiration in his wife's romantic cousin.
81.
Chetniks! (1943) as Music
A guerrilla resistance leader battles Nazi troops in German-occupied Yugoslavia.
82.
China Girl (1943) as Music
While traveling in Burma, an adventurous cameraman falls for a beautiful Chinese girl and they embark on a journey dodging spies.
83.
They Came to Blow Up America (1943) as Music
A government agent is assigned to join a hate group in order to gain information on their underground activities.
84.
Watch on the Rhine (1943) as Orchestra Arrangement
Nazi agents pursue a German freedom-fighter and his family to Washington.
85.
Know Your Ally: Britain (1943) as Orchestration
86.
Prelude to War (1943) as Orig mus comp
The rise of the fascists in Germany and Italy and Japan's growing aggression put the world on the brink of war.
87.
Paris After Dark (1943) as Music
88.
Tales of Manhattan (1942) as Orchestration
An actor, Paul Orman, is accidentally told that his new, custom made tail coat has been cursed and it will bring misfortune to all who wear it. As the 4 succeeding wearers of the coat discover, misfortune can often lead to truth.
89.
Desperate Journey (1942) as Orchestra Arrangement
American pilots stranded in Germany during World War II fight their way to freedom.
90.
In This Our Life (1942) as Orchestra Arrangement
A neurotic southerner steals her sister's husband then vies with her for another man.
91.
Now, Voyager (1942) as Orchestra Arrangement
A repressed spinster is transformed by psychiatry and her love for a married man.
92.
The Gay Sisters (1942) as Orchestra Arrangement
A New York aristocrat marries for the money to save the family mansion.
93.
Kings Row (1942) as Orchestra Arrangement
Small town scandals inspire an idealistic young man to take up psychiatry.
94.
Casablanca (1942) as Orchestra Arrangement
An American saloon owner in North Africa is drawn into World War II when his lost love turns up.
95.
Shining Victory (1941) as Orchestra Arrangement
A psychiatrist sacrifices everything for his research.
96.
The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941) as Orchestra Arrangement
A pilot and a temperamental heiress are stranded in the desert together.
97.
One Foot in Heaven (1941) as Orchestra Arrangement
A minister and his wife cope with the problems of church life in the 20th century.
98.
The Great Lie (1941) as Orchestra Arrangement
Believing her husband to be dead, a flyer's wife bargains with his former love to adopt the woman's baby.
99.
Sergeant York (1941) as Orchestra Arrangement
True story of the farm boy who made the transition from religious pacifist to World War I hero.
100.
The Sea Wolf (1941) as Orchestra Arrangement
Shipwrecked fugitives try to escape a brutal sea captain who's losing his mind.
101.
Dive Bomber (1941) as Orchestra Arrangement
A crusading scientist fights to prevent bomber pilots from blacking out.
102.
Santa Fe Trail (1940) as Orchestra Arrangement
Romantic rivals get caught in the battle to stop abolitionist John Brown.
103.
All This, and Heaven Too (1940) as Orchestra Arrangement
A French nobleman falls in love with his children's governess.
104.
The Fighting 69th (1940) as Orchestra Arrangement
A braggart soldier learns the true meaning of heroism when he joins World War I's all-Irish unit.
105.
A Dispatch from Reuters (1940) as Orchestra Arrangement
An entrepreneur builds an international news agency.
106.
The Sea Hawk (1940) as Orchestration
A British buccaneer holds the Spanish fleet at bay with the covert approval of Elizabeth I.
107.
The Mark of Zorro (1940) as Music
A Spanish nobleman becomes a masked outlaw by night to battle a local tyrant.
108.
A Child Is Born (1940) as Orchestra Arrangement
A pregnant prison inmate shares her problems with the patients in a maternity ward.
109.
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940) as Orchestra Arrangement
True story of the German scientist who devoted his life to curing syphilis.
110.
The Letter (1940) as Orchestra Arrangement
A woman claims to have killed in self-defense, until a blackmailer turns up with incriminating evidence.
111.
City for Conquest (1940) as Orchestra Arrangement
A truck driver risks his eyesight when he boxes to pay for his brother's education.
112.
Virginia City (1940) as Orchestra Arrangement
A rebel spy poses as a wild West dance hall girl.
113.
Dark Victory (1939) as Orchestra Arrangement
A flighty heiress discovers inner strength when she develops a brain tumor.
114.
Topper Takes a Trip (1939) as Music Score
A glamorous ghost helps a henpecked husband save his wife from gold-digging friends.
115.
Four Wives (1939) as Orchestra Arrangement
Three married women play matchmaker for their widowed sister.
116.
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) as Orchestration
Elizabeth I's love for the Earl of Essex threatens to destroy her kingdom.
117.
Dust Be My Destiny (1939) as Orchestra Arrangement
A young misfit lands on a prison chain gang and falls for the foreman's daughter.
118.
We Are Not Alone (1939) as Orchestra Arrangement
A British doctor hires an injured ballerina as a nanny for his son.
119.
Each Dawn I Die (1939) as Orchestra Arrangement
A crusading reporter becomes a hardened convict when he's framed.
120.
Juarez (1939) as Orchestration
True story of Mexico's Abraham Lincoln and his fight against Napoleon's empire.
121.
The Old Maid (1939) as Orchestra Arrangement
An unmarried mother gives her illegitimate child to her cousin.
122.
The Oklahoma Kid (1939) as Orchestra Arrangement
A cowboy sets out to avenge his father's lynching.
123.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) as Orchestra Arrangement
The bandit king of Sherwood Forest leads his Merry Men in a battle against the corrupt Prince John.
124.
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) as Orchestra Arrangement
Childhood friends on opposite sides of the law fight over the future of a street gang.
125.
Valley of the Giants (1938) as Orchestra Arrangement
A lumberman takes on pirates out to plunder the forest.
126.
The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) as Music
Classic biography of the Italian explorer and his journeys to China.
127.
Another Dawn (1937) as Orch by
An officer's wife at a British outpost in Africa falls for another man.
128.
The Prince and the Pauper (1937) as Orchestration
Rousing adaptation of the Mark Twain tale of a 16th-century prince who trades places with a lookalike peasant.
129.
Green Light (1937) as Orchestration
An idealistic doctor sacrifices his career to protect an elderly surgeon.
130.
Captain Blood (1935) as Orchestra Arrangement
After being unjustly sentenced to prison, a doctor escapes and becomes a notorious pirate.
131.
Last of the Pagans (1935) as Orchestration
Two South Sea islanders fight a series of natural disasters to be together.
132.
Way Down East (1935) as Composer
133.
Frontier Marshal (1934) as Composer
134.
My Lips Betray (1933) as Music Arrangement
135.
The Rainbow Trail (1932) as Composer

Music (short)

136.
Spanish Fiesta (1941)
In this short film, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo perform a ballet to Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol." Vitaphone Release 622-623A.

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