Harry Revel


Biography

Over the duration of his Hollywood career, Harry Revel produced music for multiple Hollywood productions. Revel began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like "Sitting Pretty" (1933) with Jack Oakie, the W C Fields comedy "The Old-Fashioned Way" (1934) and the Bing Crosby comedic adaptation "We're Not Dressing" (1934). His music also appeared in the musical comed...

Biography

Over the duration of his Hollywood career, Harry Revel produced music for multiple Hollywood productions. Revel began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like "Sitting Pretty" (1933) with Jack Oakie, the W C Fields comedy "The Old-Fashioned Way" (1934) and the Bing Crosby comedic adaptation "We're Not Dressing" (1934). His music also appeared in the musical comedy "She Loves Me Not" (1934) with Bing Crosby, "Now and Forever" (1934) and "College Rhythm" (1934). In the thirties, Revel's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the Walter Winchell comedy sequel "Love and Hisses" (1937), "This Is My Affair" (1937) and "Wake Up and Live" (1937). His work was also in the musical comedy "Josette" (1938) with Don Ameche. Revel was nominated for a Music (Song) Academy Award for "The Mayor of 44th Street" in 1942 as well as for a Music (Song) Academy Award for "Minstrel Man" in 1944. Revel's music was also featured in the Paul Frees animated motion picture "The Puppetoon Movie" (1987), the horror film "Lady in White" (1988) with Katherine Helmond and the musical drama "Swing Kids" (1993) with Robert Sean Leonard. His music was also featured in the comedy "Picture Perfect" (1997) with Jennifer Aniston and "Election" (1999) with Matthew Broderick. Revel's music was most recently featured in the Olivia DeJonge horror flick "The Visit" (2015).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Collegiate (1935)
Singing instructor
Sitting Pretty (1933)
Pianist

Producer (Feature Film)

Minstrel Man (1944)
Associate Producer

Music (Feature Film)

The Highwaymen (2019)
Song
First Man (2018)
Song
The Visit (2015)
Song
Precious (2009)
Song
The Machinist (2004)
Music
Election (1999)
Song
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Song
The Green Mile (1999)
Song
Picture Perfect (1997)
Song ("There'S A Lull In My Life")
Swing Kids (1993)
Song
Lady in White (1988)
Song
The Puppetoon Movie (1987)
Song
Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)
Song
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
Song
Half Naked (1957)
Music Director
The Stooge (1953)
Composer
Scared Stiff (1953)
Composer
The Half-Breed (1952)
Composer
Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
Composer
Million Dollar Pursuit (1951)
Composer
Not Wanted (1949)
Musical themes
Malaya (1949)
Composer
Return of the Bad Men (1948)
Composer
It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947)
Composer
The Dolly Sisters (1945)
Composer
The Stork Club (1945)
Composer
I'll Tell the World (1945)
Composer
Radio Stars on Parade (1945)
Composer
I'll Remember April (1945)
Composer
Ghost Catchers (1944)
Composer
The National Barn Dance (1944)
Composer
Minstrel Man (1944)
Composer
Mountain Rhythm (1943)
Composer
We've Never Been Licked (1943)
Composer
Hit the Ice (1943)
Composer
It Ain't Hay (1943)
Composer
Klondike Kate (1943)
Composer
Beyond the Blue Horizon (1942)
Composer
Joan of Ozark (1942)
Composer
The Big Street (1942)
Composer
Call Out the Marines (1942)
Composer
Four Jacks and a Jill (1942)
Composer
Here We Go Again (1942)
Composer
The Mayor of 44th Street (1942)
Composer
Moonlight Masquerade (1942)
Composer
Sing Your Worries Away (1942)
Composer
Dance Hall (1941)
Composer
Moon over Burma (1940)
Composer
Two Girls on Broadway (1940)
Composer
The Rains Came (1939)
Composer
Rose of Washington Square (1939)
Composer
Here I Am a Stranger (1939)
Composer
Tail Spin (1939)
Composer
My Lucky Star (1938)
Composer
In Old Chicago (1938)
Composer
Josette (1938)
Composer
Hold That Co-Ed (1938)
Composer
Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)
Composer
Sally, Irene and Mary (1938)
Composer
Thanks for Everything (1938)
Composer
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
Composer
Love and Hisses (1937)
Composer
This Is My Affair (1937)
Composer
Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937)
Composer
Thin Ice (1937)
Composer
Wife, Doctor and Nurse (1937)
Composer
Fifty Roads to Town (1937)
Composer
Wake Up and Live (1937)
Composer
You Can't Have Everything (1937)
Composer
Danger - Love at Work (1937)
Composer
Everybody Dance (1937)
Composer
Head over Heels in Love (1937)
Composer
Florida Special (1936)
Composer
Song of the Gringo (1936)
Composer
Three Cheers for Love (1936)
Composer
Palm Springs (1936)
Composer
Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)
Composer
Stowaway (1936)
Composer
The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)
Composer
Collegiate (1935)
Composer
Love in Bloom (1935)
Composer
Two for Tonight (1935)
Composer
Paris in Spring (1935)
Composer
Stolen Harmony (1935)
Composer
Now and Forever (1934)
Music
Shoot the Works (1934)
Music
The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Composer
The Old Fashioned Way (1934)
Composer
College Rhythm (1934)
Composer
Here Comes the Groom (1934)
Composer
We're Not Dressing (1934)
Composer
She Loves Me Not (1934)
Composer
Broadway Thru a Keyhole (1933)
Composer
White Woman (1933)
Composer
Sitting Pretty (1933)
Composer

Music (Special)

The Creative Spirit (1992)
Song

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) - I Thought We Were Wowing Them! At a radio audition, Shirley Temple as Rebecca and William Demarest as uncle Harry, looking to impress assistant Orville (Jack Haley), sponsor Bartlett (Paul Harvey) and ad-man Kent (Randolph Scott) with a tune by Harry Revel and Mack Gordon, in Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm, 1938.
Myra Breckinridge (1970) - You Gotta S-M-I-L-E To Be H-A-P-P-Y Following the opening in which Rex Reed, as critic “Myron” Breckinridge got a sex-change operation, Shirley Temple’s song (from Stowaway, 1937, by Harry Revel and Mack Gordon) accompanies the introduction of Raquel Welch as the title character (we’re supposed to understand that Rex Reed now exists only as her alter-ego), with a creditable dance routine on Hollywood then Sunset Blvd., in Myra Breckinridge, 1970, from the Gore Vidal novel.
Pennies From Heaven (1981) - Did You Ever See A Dream, Walking? Working his east-central Illinois sheet-music sales territory, Arthur (Steve Martin) haggles with shopkeeper Barrett (Raleigh Bond) then sees Eileen (Bernadette Peters) for the first time, miming the Bing Crosby recording of the song by Harry Revel and Mack Gordon, in Pennies From Heaven, 1981.
Stowaway (1936) - Goodnight, My Love Seems like the screenwriters maybe gave up, admitting that Alice Faye's solo ballad, by Harry Revel and Mack Gordon, just doesn't work with the story, as she fends off shipboard Romeo Robert Young, in the Shirley Temple vehicle Stowaway, 1936.
Stowaway (1936) - You Gotta S-M-I-L-E At port in Hong Kong, enjoying a show with friends Tommy and Susan (Robert Young, Alice Faye), who are not (yet) a couple, orphan Ching-Ching (Shirley Temple, with a song by Harry Revel and Mack Gordon) reveals hidden talents, with impressions, in 20th Century-Fox's Stowaway, 1936.
Gay Divorcee, The (1934) - Let's K-nock K-nees Holy cow, that blonde is 17-year old Betty Grable, all-but soliciting inept American lawyer Egbert (Edward Everett Horton), at an English resort, cueing a novelty number to the song by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel, plus a weak explanation for pal Fred Astaire, in The Gay Divorcee, 1934.
Gay Divorcee, The (1934) - Don't Let It Bother You After a musical opening introducing the Mack Gordon and Harry Revel original song, pals Guy and Egbert (Fred Astaire, Edward Everett Horton) run into trouble at a Paris nightspot, Paul Porcasi the owner, in The Gay Divorceè, 1934, the first picture in which Astaire and Ginger Rogers shared top billing.
Stooge, The (1952) - See You In Church The opening to the the fifth Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis vehicle introduces only Dean, as singer Bill, on the phone with his bride-to-be Mary (Polly Bergen) herself a performer, with just a piece of a song by Harry Revel and mack Gordon, in The Stooge, 1952.
Poor Little Rich Girl (1936) - Oh, My Goodness Shirley Temple (as "Barbara Barry") animates her dolls, with Mack Gordon and Harry Revel's Oh, My Goodness, her first number in Poor Little Rich Girl, 1936.
Poor Little Rich Girl (1936) - Dolan, Dolan And Dolan Happily scamming as the daughter of Jerry (Alice Faye) and Jimmy (Jack Haley) at an audition, Barbara (Shirley Temple) leads in But Definitely by Harry Revel and Mack Gordon, in Poor Little Rich Girl, 1936.
Four Jacks And A Jill - I'm In Good Shape Musical sendoff from his room-and-band-mates, Nifty (Ray Bolger) performs I'm In Good Shape by Mort Greene and Harry Revel, then meets crafty Karanina (Anne Shirley), early in RKO's Four Jacks And A Jill, 1942.
Four Jacks And A Jill - Wherever You Are Karenina (Anne Shirley), still posing as the chanteuse to mysterious King Stephan, performs Wherever You Are, by Mort Greene and Harry Revel, with Nifty (Ray Bolger), after which they fight, in Four Jacks And A Jill, 1942.

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