Paul Webster


Lyricist

Biography

Filmography

 

Writer (Feature Film)

Nora Prentiss (1947)
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Music (Feature Film)

Marriage Story (2019)
Song
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Song
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Song
The Shape of Water (2017)
Song
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Song
Blended (2014)
Song
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Song
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
Song
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Song
Lady in the Water (2006)
Song
Rumor Has It... (2005)
Song
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Composer
The Human Stain (2003)
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Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Song
Brown Sugar (2002)
Song
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
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Last Resort (2000)
Song ("Theme From Spiderman")
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
Song
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Song
The Story of Us (1999)
Song
Hope Floats (1998)
Song
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Song
Picture Perfect (1997)
Song ("Anastasia")
Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
Song
Miami Rhapsody (1995)
Song
Super Mario Bros. (1993)
Song
Crossing the Bridge (1992)
Song
Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
Song
For the Boys (1991)
Song
Cookie (1989)
Song
Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
Songs ("Secret Love" "A Very Special Love")
Before Stonewall (1985)
Song
Shifshuf Naim (1981)
Song ("Love Is A Many Splendored Thing")
Heart Beat (1980)
Song
Rough Cut (1980)
Song
The Magician of Lublin (1979)
Title Song ("The Magician")
Grease (1978)
Song
The Specialist (1975)
Song
Dr. Minx (1975)
Song ("The Dark Side Of Love")
The Parallax View (1974)
Song
Mr. Sycamore (1974)
Lyrics ("As Time Goes By")
The Teacher (1974)
Song
The Stepmother (1972)
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The Seven Minutes (1971)
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Heaven With a Gun (1969)
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Mingus (1968)
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Three Bites of the Apple (1967)
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Made in Paris (1966)
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An American Dream (1966)
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The Sandpiper (1965)
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Joy in the Morning (1965)
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Sylvia (1965)
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55 Days at Peking (1963)
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Tender Is the Night (1962)
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El Cid (1961)
Love theme
Return to Peyton Place (1961)
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The Alamo (1960)
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Cimarron (1960)
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Green Mansions (1959)
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Beloved Infidel (1959)
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The Man Who Understood Women (1959)
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Imitation of Life (1959)
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The Big Circus (1959)
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Rio Bravo (1959)
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Seven Hills of Rome (1958)
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A Certain Smile (1958)
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The Gift of Love (1958)
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Mardi Gras (1958)
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Marjorie Morningstar (1958)
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Interlude (1957)
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Raintree County (1957)
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Let's Be Happy (1957)
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Man on Fire (1957)
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Boy on a Dolphin (1957)
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The Girl He Left Behind (1956)
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Giant (1956)
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Hollywood or Bust (1956)
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Friendly Persuasion (1956)
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The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)
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Timberjack (1955)
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Battle Cry (1955)
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Sincerely Yours (1955)
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Ain't Misbehavin' (1955)
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Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
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Young at Heart (1954)
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His Majesty O'Keefe (1954)
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Rose Marie (1954)
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Lucky Me (1954)
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The Student Prince (1954)
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Blowing Wild (1953)
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Calamity Jane (1953)
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Because You're Mine (1952)
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Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952)
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The Merry Widow (1952)
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Fearless Fagan (1952)
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The Daltons' Women (1951)
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The Great Caruso (1951)
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Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950)
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It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947)
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A Scandal in Paris (1946)
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A Scandal in Paris (1946)
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How Doooo You Do!!! (1945)
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I'll Remember April (1945)
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Johnny Angel (1945)
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I'll Tell the World (1945)
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The Stork Club (1945)
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Minstrel Man (1944)
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Destiny (1944)
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Thousands Cheer (1944)
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Ghost Catchers (1944)
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The National Barn Dance (1944)
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Reveille with Beverly (1943)
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Hit the Ice (1943)
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It Ain't Hay (1943)
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Klondike Kate (1943)
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Presenting Lily Mars (1943)
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We've Never Been Licked (1943)
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Seven Sweethearts (1942)
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Shooting High (1940)
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Everything's on Ice (1939)
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Fisherman's Wharf (1939)
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Breaking the Ice (1938)
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Make a Wish (1937)
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Public Cowboy No. 1 (1937)
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Walter Wanger's Vogues of 1938 (1937)
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Rainbow on the River (1936)
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Bad Boy (1935)
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Under the Pampas Moon (1935)
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Our Little Girl (1935)
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Dressed to Thrill (1935)
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Music (Special)

Michael Feinstein & Friends (1991)
Song

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Scandal In Paris (1946) - They Call Me Sweet Loretta Introducing leading WWII pinup Carole Landis in one of her first post-war pictures, fugitives George Sanders and Akim Tamiroff (as the historical figure and central character Vidocq, and sidekick Emile) are persuaded she’s worth a look, in Marseilles ca. 1805, in A Scandal In Paris, 1946, from producer Arnold Pressburger.
Raintree County (1957) - Opening Credits After the Overture, with Nat "King" Cole singing the theme, the opening credits for director Edward Dmytryk's sprawling Civil War epic Raintree County, 1957, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift and Eva Marie Saint.
Merry Widow, The (1952) - Villa Count Danilo (Fernando Lamas), with his welcoming crew in lowly Marshovia caught unawares as the rich widow Radek (Lana Turner) arrives from America, Sujata his Gypsy partner, with Paul Francis Webster’s lyric to a tune (“Vilja”) from the original Franz Lehar operetta, staged by Jack Cole, produced by Joe Pasternak for MGM, in The Merry Widow, 1952.
Merry Widow, The (1952) - Night Not quite able to see Lana Turner (title character, the visiting American widow Radek) in the dark, Count Danilo (Fernando Lamas), enlisted by his king to seduce her and her millions home to tiny Marshovia, offers the song from the Franz Lehar operetta, English lyric by Paul Francis Webster, in MGM’s The Merry Widow, 1952.
Johnny Angel (1946) - Memphis In June Angel (George Raft) and Paulette (Signe Hasso) have just reconciled in the murder-mystery plot, thus the occasion for his driver, the philosophical Celestial O'Brien (Hoagy Carmichael) to offer what was then a new song, his tune with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, in Johnny Angel, 1946.Johnny Angel, 1946.
Rio Bravo (1959) - My Rifle, My Pony and Me One expects the specialty number ("My Rifle, My Pony and Me," Dimitri Tiomkin and Paul Francis Webster) for Dude (Dean Martin) and Colorado (Ricky Nelson), but maybe not the encore with Stumpy (Walter Brennan) in Howard Hawks' Rio Bravo, 1959.
Calamity Jane (1953) - Deadwood Stage Full throttle opening, original tune by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster, Chubby Johnson is the driver and Howard Keel appears as Wild Bill but all are spectators to the star, Doris Day in the title role in the 1953 Warner Bros. hit Calamity Jane.
Calamity Jane (1953) - Secret Love Having replaced her rough buckskins with a softer cleaner set, with a new hairdo and Joel McCrea's horse, which he loaned to her for the picture, Doris Day (title character) offers the Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster original that became one of her signature songs, in Calamity Jane, 1953.
Let's Be Happy (1957) - I'm Going To Scotland Early on, Vermonter Jeannie (Vera-Ellen) has just executed the will of her late Scottish grandfather, finding a pile of cash, and performing I'm Going To Scotland, by Nicholas Brodszky and Paul Francis Webster, in Let's Be Happy, 1957.
Let's Be Happy (1957) - The Man From Idaho At what's supposed to be a posh Edinburgh hotel, American tourist Jeannie (Vera-Ellen) is swooning over Idahoan Stanley Smith (Tony Martin), even as he breaks their date, in Let's Be Happy, 1957.
Lucky Me (1954) - High Hopes Out of work and forced to take hotel kitchen jobs, song and dance team Candy, Flo, Duke and Hap (Doris Day, Nancy Walker, Phil Silvers and Eddie Foy Jr.,) with a number by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster, Leroy Prinz with choreography, in the Warner Bros. musical Lucky Me, 1954.
Lucky Me (1954) - Sing Like An Angel Doris Day as showgirl "Candy," tune by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster, pitching for composer boyfriend Brad (Robert Cummings) to financier Thayer (Bill Goodwin), the brunette extra in evening gown, jacket and gloves Angie Dickinson, in her first movie scene, Warner Bros. Lucky Me, 1954.

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Notes

Webster earned 16 Oscar nominations in his career.