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Van Cleave

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Music (feature film)

Project X (1968) as Music
A scientist in 2118 sends an amnesiac secret agent's mind to 1968 to prevent a global germ war.
How Sweet It Is! (1968) as Orchestration
A married couple''s working vacation in Paris turns into a battle to stay faithful.
Will Penny (1968) as Orchestration
An Oregon ranchhand finds that his mountain cabin has been appropriated by a woman and her son.
Chuka (1967) as Orchestration
A group under siege at an Army fort grapple with painful memories.
Assault on a Queen (1966) as Orchestration
Mercenaries salvage a sunken submarine to rob the Queen Mary at sea.
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) as Music
Cmdr. Draper and Col. McReady are astronauts who are nearly smashed to smithereens by a passing meteor. McReady is killed, but Draper is able to abandon ship. He lands on the dusty, desolate surface of Mars with Mona, the test monkey. Draper befriends an escaped slave named Lundin and eventually learns how to breathe the Martians'' oxygen, eat their food, and drink their water.
Blueprint for Robbery (1961) as Music Score
Never Love a Stranger (1958) as Orchestration
The Space Children (1958) as Music Score
A glowing brain-like creature arrives on a beach near a rocket test site via a teleportation beam. The alien communicates telepathically with the children of scientists. The kids start doing the alien's bidding as the adults try to find out what's happening to their unruly offspring.
The Colossus of New York (1958) as Music Score
Jeremy Spensser, genius humanitarian, is killed in an accident just after winning the Nobel Peace Prize. His father William, a brilliant brain surgeon, works on the body in secret before burial; later revealing to his other son Henry that he has the brain on life support and hopes to encase it in a robot body! The resulting being is large, strong, and develops many strange powers. Initially it has Jeremy's gentle personality but this, too, begins to change, and a year later it decides to end its long seclusion... Unusual piano music score.
The Lonely Man (1957) as Composer
An outlaw tries to make peace with his estranged son.
The Devil's Hairpin (1957) as Composer
The Lonely Man (1957) as Music Score
An outlaw tries to make peace with his estranged son.
Funny Face (1957) as Orchestra Arrangement
A fashion photographer turns a Greenwich Village unknown into an international supermodel.
Anything Goes (1956) as Spec orch arr
The members of a song-and-dance duo promise the lead in their next show to two different women.
Cinerama Holiday (1955) as Addl mus
Lucy Gallant (1955) as Music Score
A fashion designer sacrifices happiness to build a string of clothing stores.
Conquest of Space (1955) as Music Score
White Christmas (1954) as Orchestra Arrangement
Two musical stars team with a sister act to help their old Army commander save his failing country inn.
Road to Bali (1953) as Spec orch arr
Two song-and-dance men on the run dive for treasure while competing for a beautiful princess.
Off Limits (1953) as Music Score
Wally Hogan has things going his way. He is the manager-trainer of Bullet Bradley, a fighter who has just won the lightweight championship. Life suddenly takes a not-so-happy turn, however, when Bullet gets drafted. Hogan's gangster partners "persuade him to enlist and keep an eye on the fighter, who is subsequently declared psychologically unfit for the Army. Enter Herbet Tuttle, a draftee eager to have Hogan turn him into a fighter. Hogan Reluctantly agrees only after he discovers Tuttle's aunt is the beautiful singer at a nightclub. From then on it's a case of stringing Tuttle along while trying to get close to his aunt. To further complicate Hogan's life there is a rulebook Military Police Officer who tries to squish the shenanigans.
Here Come the Girls (1953) as Spec orch arr
A chorus boy is used as bait to catch an attacker.
Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1952) as Spec orch arr
Country bumpkin Aaron Slick (Alan Young) has been unsuccessfully courting pretty young widow Josie Beery (Dinah Shore) for years. Josie yearns for a fling in the big city. With $20,000 from a crooked deal stashed in their trunk, Bill Merridew (Robert Merrill) and his "kissing cousin" Gladys (Adele Jergens), stars, in a relative sense, of a touring tent show stop at Josie's farm. Merridew, actually hiding out, thinks there is oil on the farm and Aaron, knowing otherwise, tricks him into buying the farm for a large sum. Josie takes the money and runs to Chicago, with Merridew, realizing he was tricked, in hot pursuit. Aaron arrives in time to keep Josie from letting Merridew "invest" her money.
Here Comes the Groom (1951) as Spec orch arr
A foreign correspondent woos his former fiancee so he can maintain custody of some orphans he''''s adopted.
Quebec (1951) as Music Score
Rhubarb (1951) as Music Score
Rich, eccentric T.J. Banner adopts a feral cat who becomes an affectionate pet. Then T.J. dies, leaving to Rhubarb most of his money and a pro baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons. When the team protests, publicist Eric Yeager convinces them Rhubarb is good luck. But Eric's fiancée Polly seems to be allergic to cats, and the team's success may mean new hazards for Rhubarb.
Dear Brat (1951) as Music Score
Molly (1951) as Music Score
Dear Wife (1950) as Incidental mus by
Teenaged Miriam starts a political campaign to nominate Bill Seacroft, her brother-in-law, for state senator in opposition to the local political machine. Unknown to Miriam, said machine nominates her father, Judge Wilkins. As support grows for Bill, the presence of rival candidates under one roof poses problems, especially for Ruth, wife to Bill and daughter of the judge.
Mr. Music (1950) as Spec orch arr
Fancy Pants (1950) as Music Score
A wild West family wins a British valet in a poker game and passes him off as a nobleman.
Let's Dance (1950) as Spec orch arr
Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a way according to the customs of her dead husband's class.
Red, Hot and Blue (1949) as Orchestra Arrangement
An actress''''s rising career is threatened when she finds a dead gangster in her apartment.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) as Spec orch arr
A blow to the head sends an auto mechanic back to the days of Camelot.
Top O' the Morning (1949) as Spec orch arr
One bright morning, the villagers near Blarney Castle, Ireland hear terrible news: the famed Blarney Stone has been stolen. Enter Joe Mulqueen, singing insurance investigator from New York. The lovely daughter of police sergeant McNaughton soon catches Joe's eye, and oddly enough Joe fulfills an ancient prophecy of who her lover will be. Meanwhile, Joe does find time to do a little investigating...
Easter Parade (1948) as Orchestration
When his partner leaves him, a vaudeville star trains an untried performer to take her place, finding love in the process.
Isn't It Romantic (1948) as Orchestra Arrangement
The Sainted Sisters (1948) as Music Score
While hiding out in small-town Maine, two female con artists inadvertently become philanthropists.
Variety Girl (1947) as Spec orch arr
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.

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