Daniele Amfitheatrof


Composer

About

Also Known As
D. Amfitheatrof
Birth Place
Russia
Born
October 29, 1901
Died
June 07, 1983

Biography

Symphony conductor who scored his first film in Italy (Max Ophuls' "La Signora di Tutti" 1934) before immigrating to the US in 1937. Amfitheatrof signed with MGM in 1939 and scored numerous films for various studios over the next three decades. Highlights include "Letter from an Unknown Woman" (1948, for Ophuls), "The Desert Fox" (1951) and "Major Dundee" (1964)....

Biography

Symphony conductor who scored his first film in Italy (Max Ophuls' "La Signora di Tutti" 1934) before immigrating to the US in 1937. Amfitheatrof signed with MGM in 1939 and scored numerous films for various studios over the next three decades. Highlights include "Letter from an Unknown Woman" (1948, for Ophuls), "The Desert Fox" (1951) and "Major Dundee" (1964).

Filmography

 

Music (Feature Film)

Friday the 13th, Part V: A New Beginning (1985)
Song
Major Dundee (1965)
Composer
Major Dundee (1965)
Music
Heller in Pink Tights (1960)
Music score and Conductor
That Kind of Woman (1959)
Music scored by
Edge of Eternity (1959)
Music Composition and Conducting
Spanish Affair (1958)
Composer
Fräulein (1958)
Music
From Hell to Texas (1958)
Music
Spanish Affair (1958)
Music Score
The Unholy Wife (1957)
Music Composition and Conducting
The Mountain (1956)
Composer
The Last Hunt (1956)
Music
The Mountain (1956)
Music Score
Trial (1955)
Music
Day of Triumph (1954)
Composer
Human Desire (1954)
Music Score
The Naked Jungle (1954)
Music Score
Day of Triumph (1954)
Music
Scandal at Scourie (1953)
Music
Devil's Canyon (1953)
Music
Salome (1953)
Music for dances
Bird of Paradise (1951)
Music
Angels in the Outfield (1951)
Music Score
The Desert Fox (1951)
Music
Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951)
Original Music
The Painted Hills (1951)
Music
Storm Warning (1951)
Music
The Capture (1950)
Music
Copper Canyon (1950)
Music Score
Devil's Doorway (1950)
Music
The Damned Don't Cry (1950)
Music
Backfire (1950)
Music
Under My Skin (1950)
Music
You Gotta Stay Happy (1949)
Music
House of Strangers (1949)
Music
Sand (1949)
Music
The Fan (1949)
Music
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1948)
Music
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
Music Score
Another Part of the Forest (1948)
Music
An Act of Murder (1948)
Music
Rogues' Regiment (1948)
Music
Ivy (1947)
Music
The Beginning or the End (1947)
Music Score
Smash Up--The Story of a Woman (1947)
Music
Singapore (1947)
Music
The Lost Moment (1947)
Music
The Virginian (1946)
Music Score
Miss Susie Slagle's (1946)
Music Score
Song of the South (1946)
Photoplay score
Suspense (1946)
Music
O.S.S. (1946)
Music Score
Temptation (1946)
Music
Guest Wife (1945)
Music
Days of Glory (1944)
Music
I'll Be Seeing You (1944)
Music Score
Lost Angel (1944)
Music Score
Cry 'Havoc' (1944)
Music Score
Northwest Rangers (1943)
Music Score
Aerial Gunner (1943)
Music Score
A Stranger in Town (1943)
Music Score
High Explosive (1943)
Music Score
Harrigan's Kid (1943)
Music Score
Lassie Come Home (1943)
Music Score
Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943)
Music Score
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942)
Music Score
Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942)
Music Score
Johnny Eager (1942)
Music Score
Sunday Punch (1942)
Music Score
Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942)
Music Score
The Captain of Koepenick (1941)
Music Score
Unholy Partners (1941)
Addl Music
Billy the Kid (1941)
Addl Music
Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
Addl Music
The Get-Away (1941)
Music Score
The Man from Dakota (1940)
Music Score
Northwest Passage (Book I--Rogers' Rangers) (1940)
Addl Music
Keeping Company (1940)
Music Score
And One Was Beautiful (1940)
Music Director
Fast and Furious (1939)
Music Score
La Signora di Tutti (1934)
Music

Music (Short)

Plan for Destruction (1943)
Original Music
Brief Interval (1943)
Original Music
FURTHER PROPHECIES OF NOSTRADAMUS (1942)
Music
The Woman in the House (1942)
Music Composer
Mr. Blabbermouth! (1942)
Music
VICTORY QUIZ (1942)
Original Music
Vendetta (1942)
Music
Forbidden Passage (1941)
Music Composer
1-2-3 Go! (1941)
Music
This Is the Bowery (1941)
Original Music
Out of Darkness (1941)
Music
Whispers (1941)
Music
Coffins on Wheels (1941)
Music Composer
Hobbies (1941)
Music
You Can't Fool a Camera (1941)
Music
More Trifles of Importance (1941)
Original Music
Main Street on the March! (1941)
Music
Strange Testament (1941)
Music
Scenic Grandeur (1941)
Music Composer
The Hidden Master (1940)
Original Music
The Old South (1940)
Original Music
Servant of Mankind (1940)
Music
The Miracle of Sound (1940)
Original Music
Soak the Old (1940)
Music Composer
Eyes of the Navy (1940)
Music
Utopia of Death (1940)
Music Composer
A Way in the Wilderness (1940)
Music
Dreams (1940)
Music
XXX Medico (1940)
Original Music
Prophet Without Honor (1939)
Music Composer
The Ash Can Fleet (1939)
Original Music
The Story That Couldn't Be Printed (1939)
Music
A Failure at Fifty (1939)
Original Music
Northward, Ho! (1939)
Music
One Against the World (1939)
Music Composer
Forgotten Victory (1939)
Music
The Giant of Norway (1939)
Music Composer

Life Events

1934

First film score for "La Signora di Tutti"

1937

Immigrated to the US

1937

Associate conductor of Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

1938

Guest conductor, Boston Symphony Orchestra

1939

Signed with MGM

1943

Scored first American film

Videos

Trailer

Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant - (Original Trailer) Three young surgeons vie to replace the legendary Dr. Kildare in Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942).
Devil's Doorway - (Original Trailer) A Native American Civil War hero (Robert Taylor) returns home to fight for his people. Directed by Anthony Mann.
Major Dundee - (Original Trailer) A Union officer (Charlton Heston) leads Confederate prisoners against Apaches in Mexico in Sam Peckinpah's Major Dundee (1965).
Beginning or the End, The - (Original Trailer) Two years after the events, MGM recounts how the United States developed and dropped the atomic bomb in The Beginning or the End (1947).
Lassie Come Home - (Original Trailer) A faithful collie undertakes an arduous journey to return to his lost family in Lassie Come Home (1943) starring Roddy McDowall.
Keeping Company - (Original Trailer) The engagement of a young man (John Shelton) is jeopardized by the return of an old girlfriend (Virginia Grey).
Cry Havoc - (Original Trailer) Cry Havoc (1943) as a group of nurses stay behind to treat the wounded after the Japanese seize Bataan during World War II.
Heller In Pink Tights - (Original Trailer) Touring actors in the wild West brave Indians and outlaws in Heller In Pink Tights (1960) starring Sophia Loren, directed by George Cukor.
Man from Dakota, The - (Original Trailer) A Yankee soldier becomes a spy with the help of a beautiful woman in The Man From Dakota (1940) starring Wallace Beery.
Harrigan's Kid - (Original Trailer) A disgraced jockey teaches a boy to ride and cheat in Harrigan's Kid (1943).
And One Was Beautiful - (Original Trailer) Two sisters vie for the same dashing young man (Robert Cummings) in And One Was Beautiful (1940).
Mountain, The - (Black-and-white trailer) Brother mountain climbers clash over how to deal with the survivor of a plane crash in The Mountain (1956).

Bibliography