Victor Schertzinger


Director

About

Also Known As
Victor L. Schertzinger
Birth Place
Mahanoy, Pennsylvania, USA
Born
April 08, 1880
Died
October 26, 1941

Biography

Former concert pianist who contributed the score to Thomas Ince's "Civilization" (1916), among other silents, and made his directorial debut in 1917. Schertzinger cranked out numerous silent and sound films (confecting scores for many of them), and is best known for directing two of the Hope-Crosby-Lamour "Road" films....

Notes

The 1934 film "One Night of Love" received the first Oscar for Best Music (Score). While Schertzinger and Gus Kahn were credited with thematic music, the award was presented to the head of the studio's music department between 1934 and 1937. In this case, the award went to Louis Silvers of Columbia.

Biography

Former concert pianist who contributed the score to Thomas Ince's "Civilization" (1916), among other silents, and made his directorial debut in 1917. Schertzinger cranked out numerous silent and sound films (confecting scores for many of them), and is best known for directing two of the Hope-Crosby-Lamour "Road" films.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The Fleet's In (1942)
Director
Road to Zanzibar (1941)
Director
Kiss the Boys Goodbye (1941)
Director
Birth of the Blues (1941)
Director
Road to Singapore (1940)
Director
Rhythm on the River (1940)
Director
The Mikado (1939)
Director
Something to Sing About (1937)
Director
The Music Goes 'Round (1936)
Director
Let's Live Tonight (1935)
Director
Love Me Forever (1935)
Director
Beloved (1934)
Director
One Night of Love (1934)
Director
My Woman (1933)
Director
Cocktail Hour (1933)
Director
The Constant Woman (1933)
Director
Strange Justice (1932)
Director
Uptown New York (1932)
Director
Friends and Lovers (1931)
Director
The Woman Between (1931)
Director
Paramount on Parade (1930)
Director
Galas de la Paramount (1930)
Director
Safety in Numbers (1930)
Director
Heads Up (1930)
Director
Fashions in Love (1929)
Director
Redskin (1929)
Director
The Wheel of Life (1929)
Director
Nothing But the Truth (1929)
Director
The Laughing Lady (1929)
Director
The Showdown (1928)
Director
Forgotten Faces (1928)
Director
The Secret Studio (1927)
Director
The Heart of Salome (1927)
Director
Stage Madness (1927)
Director
Siberia (1926)
Director
The Lily (1926)
Director
The Return of Peter Grimm (1926)
Director
Thunder Mountain (1925)
Director
The Wheel (1925)
Director
Man and Maid (1925)
Director
The Golden Strain (1925)
Director
Frivolous Sal (1925)
Director
Flaming Love (1925)
Director
A Boy of Flanders (1924)
Director
Bread (1924)
Director
Chastity (1923)
Director
Dollar Devils (1923)
Director
Refuge (1923)
Director
The Man Next Door (1923)
Director
The Lonely Road (1923)
Director
The Man Life Passed By (1923)
Director
The Scarlet Lily (1923)
Director
Long Live the King (1923)
Director
Head over Heels (1922)
Director
Scandalous Tongues (1922)
Director
The Kingdom Within (1922)
Director
The Bootlegger's Daughter (1922)
Director
Made in Heaven (1921)
Director
The Concert (1921)
Director
Beating the Game (1921)
Director
Pinto (1920)
Director
What Happened to Rosa (1920)
Director
The Slim Princess (1920)
Director
The Blooming Angel (1920)
Director
Extravagance (1919)
Director
When Doctors Disagree (1919)
Director
Hard Boiled (1919)
Director
Upstairs (1919)
Director
The Homebreaker (1919)
Director
Other Men's Wives (1919)
Director
The Sheriff's Son (1919)
Director
The Peace of Roaring River (1919)
Director
The Lady of Red Butte (1919)
Director
Jinx (1919)
Director
A Nine O'Clock Town (1918)
Director
Coals of Fire (1918)
Director
The Family Skeleton (1918)
Director
String Beans (1918)
Director
Quicksand (1918)
Director
Playing the Game (1918)
Director
The Hired Man (1918)
Director
The Claws of the Hun (1918)
Director
His Own Home Town (1918)
Director
His Mother's Boy (1917)
Director
Sudden Jim (1917)
Director
The Son of His Father (1917)
Director
The Pinch Hitter (1917)
Director
The Millionaire Vagrant (1917)
Director
The Clodhopper (1917)
Director

Writer (Feature Film)

Something to Sing About (1937)
Story and Music
Love Me Forever (1935)
Story
Betrayal (1929)
Story
The Man Life Passed By (1923)
Writer
Pinto (1920)
Story
A Nine O'Clock Town (1918)
Story

Music (Feature Film)

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Song
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)
Song
Paycheck (2003)
Song
Paperback Hero (2000)
Song
Celebrity (1998)
Song
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
Song
Short Cuts (1993)
Song ("I Don'T Want To Cry Anymore")
For the Boys (1991)
Song
Dead Again (1991)
Song
The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991)
Song
Funny About Love (1990)
Song
Cousins (1989)
Song ("Tangerine")
Let's Get Lost (1988)
Song
The Year My Voice Broke (1988)
Song
The Presidio (1988)
Song
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Song
Summer Rental (1985)
Song
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Song
Friday the 13th, Part IV: The Final Chapter (1984)
Song ("Tangerine")
Racing With The Moon (1984)
Song
Mommie Dearest (1981)
Song
Plaza Suite (1971)
Composer
About Mrs. Leslie (1954)
Composer
You Came Along (1945)
Composer
Lady in the Dark (1944)
Composer
Top Man (1943)
Composer
Priorities on Parade (1942)
Composer
The Fleet's In (1942)
Composer
Glamour Boy (1941)
Composer
Kiss the Boys Goodbye (1941)
Composer
Rags to Riches (1941)
Composer
Road to Singapore (1940)
Composer
Rhythm on the River (1940)
Composer
Something to Sing About (1937)
Composer
Follow Your Heart (1936)
Composer
The Music Goes 'Round (1936)
Composer
Love Me Forever (1935)
Thematic Music
Love Me Forever (1935)
Composer
Let's Live Tonight (1935)
Composer
Beloved (1934)
Music Score
One Night of Love (1934)
Thematic Music
Cocktail Hour (1933)
Music
My Woman (1933)
Composer
Strange Justice (1932)
Incidental Music
Girl of the Rio (1932)
Composer
Le fils de l'autre (1931)
Music
Friends and Lovers (1931)
Music Score
The Woman Between (1931)
Incidental Music
The Woman Between (1931)
Composer
Caught Plastered (1931)
Composer
Heads Up (1930)
Composer
The Climax (1930)
Composer
The Love Parade (1930)
Composer
Fashions in Love (1929)
Composer
The Laughing Lady (1929)
Composer
The Wheel of Life (1929)
Composer
Manhattan Cocktail (1928)
Composer
Sahara (1919)
Music accompaniment Arrangements by
Princess of the Dark (1917)
Music accompaniment: incidental Musicic by
Peggy (1916)
Music accompaniment Arrangements by
Civilization (1916)
Music accompaniment comp
Between Men (1916)
Music accompaniment
D'artagnan (1916)
Music accompaniment
The Conqueror (1916)
Music accompaniment comp and Arrangements by
The Beckoning Flame (1916)
Music accompaniment composed and selected by
The Edge of the Abyss (1915)
Music accompaniment comp
The Winged Idol (1915)
Music accompaniment

Production Companies (Feature Film)

Something to Sing About (1937)
Company

Life Events

1916

First film score "Civilization"

1917

Directorial debut "The Clodhopper"

Videos

Movie Clip

Friends And Lovers (1931) - An Insidious Vice Laurence Olivier (as "Nichols") almost fluffy in his first scene in a Hollywood film, in India meeting fellow officer Roberts (Adolphe Menjou) and aide McNellis (Hugh Herbert), in Friends And Lovers, 1931.
Road To Singapore (1940) - Open, Married Life From the opening credits, two sarcastic sailors (Bob Hope as "Ace," Bing Crosby as "Josh") are introduced in the very first scene from the very first "Road" movie, Road To Singapore, 1940, co-starring Dorothy Lamour.
Road To Singapore (1940) - No More Women! Having arrived in the South Seas and sworn off women, Ace (Bob Hope) and Josh (Bing Crosby) meet Mima (Dorothy Lamour) and dance partner Caesar (Anthony Quinn) in the first "road" movie, Road To Singapore, 1940.
Road To Singapore (1940) - Gal Named Cherry The first brawl ensues, in the first "Road" movie, as Ace (Bob Hope) and Josh (Bing Crosby) meet angry relations of a girlfriend, then Josh's shipping magnate father (Charles Coburn) in Road To Singapore, 1940.
Friends And Lovers (1931) - One Is So Like The Other Philandering Roberts (Adolphe Menjou) and Alva (Lily Damita), returning from not attending the opera, quickly found out by her husband Victor (Erich von Stroheim), early in Friends And Lovers, 1931.
Fleet's In, The (1942) - I Remember You Johnny Dorsey's band features regular vocalist Helen O'Connell and guest Dorothy Lamour (as "The Countess") performing "I Remember You" by Johnny Mercer and director Victor Schertzinger in Paramount's The Fleet's In, 1942.
Fleet's In, The (1942) -- Arthur Murray Gil Lamb and band leader Johnny Dorsey introduce the fictional "Bessie Dale" who is really Betty Hutton in her feature debut performing "Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry" for the sailors in The Fleet's In, 1942.
Fleet's In, The (1942) -- Open, Title Song Rousing opening, with Eddie Bracken and William Holden in the ranks, as Barbara Britton performs the title song by Johnny Mercer and director Victor Schertzinger, in Paramount's The Fleet's In, 1942.
Fleet's In, The (1942) -- Tangerine, Dorsey Band World War II-era music video, as Helen O'Connell and Bob Eberly front the Jimmy Dorsey band, performing "Tangerine" by Johnny Mercer and director Victor Schertzinger, in "The Fleet's In, 1942.
Fleet's In, The (1942) - Build A Better Mouse Trap Betty Hutton (as "Bessie") assaults Eddie Bracken (as sailor "Barney"), in their first-ever scene together, before she performs "If You Build A Better Mouse Trap," in Paramount's The Fleet's In, 1942.
One Night Of Love (1934) - Miss Moore As Mary Singing from La Traviata, the opening of the Columbia picture which, after a rough start, finally made opera singer Grace Moore a movie star, and won her an Academy Award nomination, One Night Of Love, 1934, co-starring Lyle Talbot and Tulio Carminati.
One Night Of Love (1934) - Sempra Libera It never went so easy for Grace Moore in the Hollywood as it does here, as American Mary, her first scene having given up everything to study opera in Italy, charming her neighbors in Milan, still singing from La Traviata, in Moore's first movie hit, One Night Of Love, 1934.

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Bibliography

Notes

The 1934 film "One Night of Love" received the first Oscar for Best Music (Score). While Schertzinger and Gus Kahn were credited with thematic music, the award was presented to the head of the studio's music department between 1934 and 1937. In this case, the award went to Louis Silvers of Columbia.