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Leigh Harline

Leigh Harline



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Also Known As: Died: December 10, 1969
Born: March 26, 1907 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Profession: Music ...


Music (feature film)

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Gamer (2009)
Set in the near future is the ultimate multiplayer game "Slayers," where human controllers direct each thought and move of real-life prison inmates battling in hyper-intense environments. The goal for them is freedom and the penalty is death.
Rocketman (1997) as Song ("When You Wish Upon A Star")
When a member of the first manned space mission to Mars is injured during training, he is replaced by an absent-minded rocket scientist, and chaos ensues as he angers the captain, falls in love with the beautiful first-officer, and befriends a trained chimpanzee.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) as Song ("When You Wish Upon A Star")
A blue-collar worker's encounter with a UFO leaves him a changed man.
Strange Bedfellows (1965) as Music
In London, stuffy statesman Carter Harrison meets Toni, a Bohemian artist with a hot Italian temper. The two impulsively marry and then find that they disagree on everything. Shortly afterward they separate. We then meet them five years later on the eve before their divorce becomes final. After seeing each other again, sparks are reignited and they spend the night together. Reality sets in when morning comes and they begin arguing again. Once again, divorce proceedings are on, until Carter that an important promotion hinges on whether he's married. He schemes to win back Toni and eventually succeeds. But can he keep her from destroying his career by posing as Lady Godiva in a protest movement?
Guns of Diablo (1964)
A man and a boy scouting supplies for a wagon train come up against a crooked town boss.
7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964) as Music
A Chinese showman uses his magical powers to save a Western town from itself.
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962) as Music Score
Fanciful biography of the German fairy-tale collectors, with reenactments of three of their stories.
The Honeymoon Machine (1961) as Music
Two sailors discover a way to beat the roulette tables in a Venice casino.
The Honeymoon Machine (1961) as Composer
Two sailors discover a way to beat the roulette tables in a Venice casino.
The Facts of Life (1960) as Music Composition and Conducting
Suburban marrieds are tempted to dabble in adultery.
Visit to a Small Planet (1960) as Music Score
Jerry Lewis is Kreton, a childish alien who, against his teacher's will leaves his planet to visit the Earth, and lands in the backyard of a famous television journalist who doesn't believe in U.F.O's and aliens. Wanting to study humans but not able to fully understand them, Kreton makes a mess out of it, generating a lot of comic situations.
Warlock (1959) as Music
A Western town hires a famous gunman to rid it of outlaws.
These Thousand Hills (1959) as Music
The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959) as Music
In early 1900s' Pennsylvania, Mr. Pennypacker has two company offices and two families with a combined total of 17 children. With an office in Harrisburg and an office in Philadelphia, he has successfully kept two separate homes. However, when an emergency requires his oldest son to find him, Mr. Pennypacker's dual life is revealed.
Holiday for Lovers (1959) as Music
Ten North Frederick (1958) as Music
At her father's funeral, Ann Chapin thinks back over the last five years of his life, years of apparent political and personal failure dominated by a selfish and dissatified wife and eased only by alcohol. But it starts to emerge that there was in fact one brief and unsuspected period of happiness and love.
Man of the West (1958) as Music
A reformed outlaw is among the hostages when his former colleagues rob a train.
The Wayward Bus (1957) as Music
No Down Payment (1957) as Music
An introspection into the world of the newly formed suburbia, following the multiple story lines of various people living in a middle-class housing development.
The Enemy Below (1957) as Music
During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat.
The True Story of Jesse James (1957) as Music
The young Rebel turns to crime after the Civil War''''s end.
Teenage Rebel (1956) as Music
A sometimes sappy, yet effective melodrama about a woman who tries to make amends with her teenage daughter that she gave up at the end of an unhappy marriage. When Nancy Fallon's daughter, Dorothy, is sent to live with her and her new family after years of separation, the struggle to maintain some semblance of family quickly deteriorates. (Nancy's ex-husband was able to persuade the courts to let him keep the girl because the mother was seen as unfit.) Now Dorothy's father has an interest other than her and to appease his new love interest, he asks Nancy to take and raise their daughter. This begins a tumultuous time in Dorothy's life as well as her mothers.
The Bottom of the Bottle (1956) as Music
Patrick Martin (Joseph Cotten), known as P.M., is a wealthy attorney and rancher big-man-in-town in the border town of Nogales, Arizona. He returns home to find his brother Donald (Van Johnson)hiding in his garage. A former drunkard, Donald had been sent to the penitentiary five years previously for killing a man in a barroom brawl. It was in self-defense but P.M. hadn't defended his brother and he was convicted. Donald has escaped and wants his brother to help him across the Santa Cruz River into the Mexico-side Nogales, where his wife (Shirley Patterson as Shawn Smith)and children (Kim Charney and Sandy Deschler) are in dire straits. The straits get even dier when P.M. tells him the river is flooded and it will be days before anyone can cross. And P.M. is all a'twitter because his wife Nora (Ruth Roman), whom he married after Donald had gone to prison, doesn't know about his jail-bird brother. He introduces Donald to Nora and the rest of his Cadillac Cowboy and ranch society friends as an old friend, and is kept busy trying to make sure old Donald doesn't find anything harder that ginger ale to drink. Donald gets a telephone call telling him that his family has gone from dire straits to destitution and when P.M. won't get some money to them through his contacts in the Mexico side of Nogales, Donald knocks him down and grabs a couple of bottles of whiskey and dashes out of the house into the rain.
The Last Frontier (1956) as Music Composition
A backwoodsman signs on as scout for a remote Army fort.
23 Paces to Baker Street (1956) as Music
A blind playwright living in London overhears part of a conversation that propels him into a desperate race to find a kidnapped child.
Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955) as Music
A devoted teacher sacrifices personal happiness to stay with her students.
House of Bamboo (1955) as Music
An Army investigator infiltrates a Tokyo crime syndicate to solve a colleague''''s murder.
Money from Home (1954) as Music Score
Matt and Dean are in trouble. Dean owes tons of gambling debts. To pay it off, he promises to fix a horse, so that it does not run. To do that, he intends to use his animal lover, veterenian apprentice cousin, Jerry to do this. Of course, he doesn't tell Jerry the real reason. Hilarity ensues as mistaken identies are assumed, while along the way, Jerry meets a female vet and Dean falls for the owner of the horse he's promised to fix. Goons and mobsters are also lurking around; so beware!
Susan Slept Here (1954) as Music
A Hollywood screenwriter takes in a runaway girl who's more woman than he can handle.
Broken Lance (1954) as Music
Cattle baron Matt Devereaux raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property among his sons. Son Joe takes responsibility for the raid and gets three years in prison. Matt dies from a stroke partly caused by his rebellious sons and when Joe gets out he plans revenge.
Black Widow (1954) as Music
A young stage hopeful (Peggy Ann Gardner), is murdered and suspicion falls on her mentor, a Broadway producer (Van Heflin).
Vicki (1953) as Music
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?
Pickup on South Street (1953) as Music
A petty thief accidentally steals a communist spy''''s purse.
Taxi (1953) as Music
Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1953) as Incidental mus
Two Army officers stationed in the South Pacific find romance in this idyllic setting.
The Desert Rats (1953) as Music
A desperate band of Allied soldiers fights off the Nazis in North Africa.
My Pal Gus (1952) as Music
Monkey Business (1952) as Music
A scientist''''s search for the fountain of youth makes him and his wife regress to childhood.
My Wife's Best Friend (1952) as Music
The Las Vegas Story (1952) as Music
When newlyweds visit Las Vegas, the wife's shady past comes to the surface.
On the Loose (1951) as Music
When she's branded as a "bad girl," a troubled teen fights for her parents' approval.
The Company She Keeps (1951) as Music
A lady con artist sets out to steal her parole officer's fiance.
Call Me Mister (1951) as Incidental mus
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.
Double Dynamite (1951) as Music Score
A bank teller reaps the rewards of saving a gangster's life, but can't reveal where he got the money.
That's My Boy (1951) as Music Score
I Want You (1951) as Music
The draft and the Korean War threaten a small-town romance.
The Guy Who Came Back (1951) as Music
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.
Behave Yourself! (1951) as Music
A young couple's dog gets them mixed up in a string of murders.
His Kind of Woman (1951) as Music
A deported gangster causes problems for guests at a Mexican resort.
The Woman on Pier 13 (1950) as Music
Communists blackmail a shipping executive into spying for them.
My Friend Irma Goes West (1950) as Music Score
Perfect Strangers (1950) as Orig mus
A divorcee finds love with a married man while they both sit on a jury.
The Happy Years (1950) as Music
Friends and family try to tame an unruly student at the turn of the century.
The Big Steal (1949) as Music
Seduction and murder follow the theft of an Army payroll.
The Judge Steps Out (1949) as Music
A judge flees the pressures of professional and family life for a job as a short-order cook.
It Happens Every Spring (1949) as Music
A scientist invents a baseball that can''''t be hit.
They Live by Night (1949) as Music
After an unjust prison sentence, a young innocent gets mixed-up with hardened criminals and a violent escape.
The Velvet Touch (1948) as Music Score
After accidentally killing her lecherous producer, a famous actress tries to hide her guilt.
Mystery in Mexico (1948) as Composer
An insurance agent searches Mexico for a missing colleague.
Station West (1948) as Composer
A federal agent takes on a gang of gold thieves.
Every Girl Should Be Married (1948) as Music
A young woman uses scientific research to trap a man into marriage.
The Boy with Green Hair (1948) as Music
An orphaned boy mystically acquires green hair and a mission to end war.
The Miracle of the Bells (1948) as Music
A town supports the memory of an aspiring actress who dies before her first film premieres.
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) as Music
A New York businessman's dream of a country home is shattered when he buys a tumbledown rural shack.
The Velvet Touch (1948) as Composer
After accidentally killing her lecherous producer, a famous actress tries to hide her guilt.
Honeymoon (1947) as Music
A teen bride eloping to Mexico suddenly falls for an older man.
A Likely Story (1947) as Music
A World War II veteran who thinks he''s dying gets mixed up with gangsters.
Tycoon (1947) as Music
While building a tunnel through the Andes, an engineer falls in love with his possessive boss's daughter.
The Farmer's Daughter (1947) as Music
When she goes to work for a congressman, a Minnesota farm girl takes Washington by storm.
The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947) as Music
A teenage girl's crush on a playboy spells trouble, particularly when he falls for her older sister.
Beat the Band (1947) as Composer
A country girl tries to conquer the world of opera.
Honeymoon (1947) as Composer
A teen bride eloping to Mexico suddenly falls for an older man.
Beat the Band (1947) as Music
A country girl tries to conquer the world of opera.
Fun and Fancy Free (1947) as Composer
Disney version of fairy tale "Jack and the Beanstalk", featuring Mickey, Donald and Goofy in the main roles. Also contains another short film, re-released as "Bongo"
Nocturne (1946) as Music
A police detective refuses to believe a composer''s death was suicide.
From This Day Forward (1946) as Composer
In flashbacks, the 1938 courtship and marriage of young machinist Bill Cummings and bookstore clerk Susan are recalled: newlywed bliss, unemployment and other tribulations, opportunity with a hidden drawback, war and separation. Now out of the army, Bill job-hunts and worries about the future...
Nocturne (1946) as Composer
A police detective refuses to believe a composer''s death was suicide.
Child of Divorce (1946) as Music
A sensitive girl has trouble adjusting to her parents'''' divorce.
Crack-Up (1946) as Music
An art critic risks his reputation and his life to track down a forgery racket.
Till the End of Time (1946) as Music Score
A returning World War II veteran falls for a troubled war widow.
From This Day Forward (1946) as Music
In flashbacks, the 1938 courtship and marriage of young machinist Bill Cummings and bookstore clerk Susan are recalled: newlywed bliss, unemployment and other tribulations, opportunity with a hidden drawback, war and separation. Now out of the army, Bill job-hunts and worries about the future...
The Truth About Murder (1946) as Music
A prosecutor''''s girlfriend sets out to prove a murder suspect is innocent.
Road to Utopia (1946) as Music Score
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
Lady Luck (1946) as Music
A woman from a family of gamblers marries one and tries to reform him.
China Sky (1945) as Music
A dedicated doctor joins the Chinese in their fight against Japanese invaders.
What a Blonde (1945) as Music
A man defies his jealous wife to open his home to a group of chorus girls.
Having Wonderful Crime (1945) as Music
Three amateur detectives try to find a missing magician.
Johnny Angel (1945) as Music
A sailor sets out to solve his father's murder.
The Brighton Strangler (1945) as Music
An actor playing a notorious killer begins to live the part.
Man Alive (1945) as Music
A man thought dead returns as a ghost to scare off his wife''''s suitors.
George White's Scandals (1945) as Composer
Two sets of lovers come together while working on a big musical.
Mama Loves Papa (1945) as Music
A wimp named playground commissioner takes on corrupt city officials.
Isle of the Dead (1945) as Music
The inhabitants of a Balkans island under quarantine fear that one of their number is a vampire.
First Yank into Tokyo (1945) as Music
An army pilot infiltrates the Japanese during World War II.
Heavenly Days (1944) as Music
When they''''re named Mr. and Mrs. Average Man, a small-town couple embarks on a whirlwind tour of Washington.
Government Girl (1944) as Music
An aviation engineer and a government secretary are thrown together by the war effort.
A Night of Adventure (1944) as Music Director
A lawyer tries to clear his wife''''s lover of murder charges.
Tender Comrade (1944) as Music
Lady welders pool their resources to share a house during World War II.
Follow the Boys (1944) as Music Director
Music in Manhattan (1944) as Music
An actress's publicist starts a rumor that she's a war hero's secret bride.
They Got Me Covered (1943) as Music
An unemployed reporter tracks down a Nazi spy ring to get his job back.
The More the Merrier (1943) as Music
The World War II housing shortage brings three people together for an unlikely romance.
Margin for Error (1943) as Music
It is a toss-up as to who is most displeased when Patrolman Moe Finkelstein (Milton Berle) is given the duty of guarding the German consulate ran by Karl Baumer (Otto Preminger); neither Moe nor Baumer are too happy with this turn of events. Moe, however, quickly becomes fiends with the other residents of the consulate: Sophie Baumer (Joan Bennett), the consul's wife; the secretary Baron Max Von Alvenstor (Carl Esmond); and a pretty maid named Freida (Poldi Dur as Poldy Dur.)Moe senses an underlying tension that is not entirely accounted for by the gathering clouds of war. The gambling-loving Baumer has lost a large sum of money belonging to the German government, Sophie has learned to hate her husband and what he stands for and represents, and Baron Max has fallen in love with her. Max confronts Baumer with the discrepancy in the consulate's funds, and Baumer threatens to inform Berlin that one of Max's grandparents was not "Aryan." The arrival of a group of Nazi saboteurs (Ted North, Elmer Jack Semple and J. Norton Dunn) and the insistence they be given the funds to finance their project stirs consulate affairs even further.
Johnny Come Lately (1943) as Music Director
The Nazis Strike (1943) as Orig mus compositions by
German treaty violations lead to the start of World War II.
The Pride of the Yankees (1943) as Music
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
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.
The Sky's the Limit (1943) as Music Director
A pilot on leave falls for a pretty news photographer.
Careful Soft Shoulder (1942) as Music
At a December 7, 1941 Washington cocktail party, Connie Mathew (Virginia Bruce) is not amused by the romantic advances of playboy Tommy Aldrich (James Ellison), son of an important Navy consultant. The party is shocked by the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and Connie blithely announces she would like to serve Uncle Sam as a new version of Mata Hari. She finds Mr. Fortune (Aubrey Mather) waiting for her when she gets home and he introduces himself as a member of the Secret Service and asks her to join his staff. Thinking it is a practical joke by Tommy, she accepts. Fortune tells Connie her first assignment is to get friendly with Tommy, as the government suspects him of selling convoy information that he gets from his father to enemy agents. She does so, falls in love with him and finds out he is 100% loyal. Mr. Fortune takes Connie and Tommy captive. Connie's sister, Agatha (Sheila Ryan), had earlier suspected Mr. Fortune and she was taken prisoner by his Axis spies.
Whispering Ghosts (1942) as Music
The Lady Has Plans (1942) as Music Score
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.
You Were Never Lovelier (1942) as Music Director
An Argentine heiress thinks a penniless American dancer is her secret admirer.
The Reluctant Dragon (1941) as Music Score
Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to pitch an idea for a cartoon.
Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941) as Atmospheric mus created and cond by
In a vacant corner lot off Broadway (by about a yard) is a place called the Lowlands by the tiny community that lives there. Bugs and insects are neighbors and hang out at the Honey Shop of old Mr. Bumble the bee and his daughter Honey.
Blondie Has Servant Trouble (1940) as Music
Mr. Dithers puts Blondie and Dagwood in a mansion to show buyers it's not haunted.
Pinocchio (1940) as Composer
Inventor Gepetto creates a wooden marionette called Pinocchio. His wish that Pinocchio be a real boy is unexpectedly granted by a fairy. The fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket to act as Pinocchio's "conscience" and keep him out of trouble. Jiminy is not too successful in this endeavor and most of the film is spent with Pinocchio deep in trouble.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) as Music
From the old fairy tale, a jealous queen attempts to get rid of her beautiful step-daughter, Snow White, who takes refuge with seven dwarfs in their forest home. The queen changes into a witch and tempts Snow White with a poisoned apple which puts her into an everlasting sleep, until a prince finds her in a glass coffin and awakens her with Love's First Kiss.

Music (short)

Know Your Ally: Britain (1943) as Music Composition
Documentary cameras capture the British character and reveal how they got involved in World War II.

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