George Duning


Composer

About

Also Known As
George Dunning
Birth Place
Richmond, Indiana, USA
Born
February 25, 1908
Died
February 27, 2000

Biography

Competent Hollywood composer, in films from the late 1930s as an arranger. From 1947 through the early 60s Duning worked almost exclusively at Columbia, collaborating most often with director Richard Quine....

Family & Companions

Lois Duning
Wife
Survived him.

Biography

Competent Hollywood composer, in films from the late 1930s as an arranger. From 1947 through the early 60s Duning worked almost exclusively at Columbia, collaborating most often with director Richard Quine.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Yellow Submarine (1968)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Greased Lightning (1928)
Mickey Murphy

Music (Feature Film)

Starman (1984)
Song
The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)
Music
The Abduction of Saint Anne (1975)
Music
Terror In The Wax Museum (1974)
Music
Arnold (1974)
Music
Honor Thy Father (1973)
Music
A Great American Tragedy (1972)
Music
Climb an Angry Mountain (1972)
Music
The Woman Hunter (1972)
Music
Black Noon (1971)
Music
Yuma (1971)
Music
Love, Hate, Love (1971)
Music Supervisor
Wild Women (1970)
Music Supervisor
Then Came Bronson (1969)
Music
Any Wednesday (1966)
Music comp & Conductor
Any Wednesday (1966)
Music: "any wednesday"
My Blood Runs Cold (1965)
Music
Brainstorm (1965)
Music
Dear Brigitte (1965)
Music
Ensign Pulver (1964)
Music
Critic's Choice (1963)
Music
Island of Love (1963)
Music
Toys in the Attic (1963)
Music
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963)
Music Score
That Touch of Mink (1962)
Music
Sail a Crooked Ship (1962)
Music
The Notorious Landlady (1962)
Music
13 West Street (1962)
Music
Who's Got the Action? (1962)
Music comp & Conductor
Who's Got the Action? (1962)
Composer
Cry for Happy (1961)
Music
The World of Suzie Wong (1961)
Music Score
Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961)
Music
The Devil at 4 O'Clock (1961)
Music
Two Rode Together (1961)
Music
Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960)
Music
The Wackiest Ship in the Army? (1960)
Music
Strangers When We Meet (1960)
Music Composition
Man on a String (1960)
Music Composition
All the Young Men (1960)
Music
The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960)
Composer
All the Young Men (1960)
Composer
Stop! Look! and Laugh! (1960)
Composer
The Last Angry Man (1959)
Music Composition
The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)
Music
It Happened to Jane (1959)
Comp by
1001 arabian nights (1959)
Music Composition
Bell, Book and Candle (1959)
Music Composition
Have Rocket--Will Travel (1959)
Composer
1001 arabian nights (1959)
Composer
Cowboy (1958)
Music Composition
Me and the Colonel (1958)
Music Composition
Gunman's Walk (1958)
Music Composition
Houseboat (1958)
Music Score
The Shadow on the Window (1957)
Music Composition
Nightfall (1957)
Music
3:10 to Yuma (1957)
Music Composition
The Brothers Rico (1957)
Music Composition
Pal Joey (1957)
Music Adapted
Jeanne Eagels (1957)
Music Composition
Operation Mad Ball (1957)
Music Composition
3:10 to Yuma (1957)
Composer
Jeanne Eagels (1957)
Composer
Full of Life (1957)
Music
Storm Center (1956)
Music
The Eddy Duchin Story (1956)
Original Music
Cha-Cha-Cha Boom! (1956)
Composer
You Can't Run Away From It (1956)
Music Adapted
Bring Your Smile Along (1955)
Music scoring
My Sister Eileen (1955)
Arrangements and Adapted
The Long Gray Line (1955)
Music Adapted
Picnic (1955)
Music Composition
Tight Spot (1955)
Music Score
Three for the Show (1955)
Original Music and Arrangements
Count Three and Pray (1955)
Music Score
The Man from Laramie (1955)
Music Score
Queen Bee (1955)
Music Composition
5 Against the House (1955)
Music Composition
Three Stripes in the Sun (1955)
Music Composition
Miss Sadie Thompson (1954)
Background Music
Salome (1953)
Music Score
Let's Do It Again (1953)
Addl Music
Cruisin' Down the River (1953)
Music Director
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Background Music
Last of the Comanches (1953)
Music Score
All Ashore (1953)
Addl Music
Sound Off (1952)
Addl Music
Scandal Sheet (1952)
Music Score
Captain Pirate (1952)
Music Score
Paula (1952)
Music Score
Affair in Trinidad (1952)
Music Director
Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1952)
Music Director
Sunny Side of the Street (1951)
Music Director
Man in the Saddle (1951)
Music Score
The Flying Missile (1951)
Music Score
The Mob (1951)
Music Score
The Barefoot Mailman (1951)
Music Score
The Lady and the Bandit (1951)
Music Score
Lorna Doone (1951)
Music Score
Two of a Kind (1951)
Music Score
The Family Secret (1951)
Music Score
Harriet Craig (1950)
Music Score
Jolson Sings Again (1950)
Music Score
Cargo to Capetown (1950)
Music Score
Convicted (1950)
Music Score
The Petty Girl (1950)
Music Adapted
Between Midnight and Dawn (1950)
Music Score
No Sad Songs for Me (1950)
Music Score
Johnny Allegro (1949)
Music Score
The Doolins of Oklahoma (1949)
Music Score
The Dark Past (1949)
Music Score
Shockproof (1949)
Music Score
And Baby Makes Three (1949)
Music Score
The Undercover Man (1949)
Music Score
Lust for Gold (1949)
Music
To the Ends of the Earth (1948)
Music Score
The Untamed Breed (1948)
Music Score
The Man from Colorado (1948)
Music Score
The Gallant Blade (1948)
Music Score
The Return of October (1948)
Music Score
Johnny O'Clock (1947)
Music Score
The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947)
Music Score
The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947)
Music Score
Down to Earth (1947)
Addl Music
Her Husband's Affairs (1947)
Music Score
Singin' in the Corn (1946)
Music Director
Eadie Was a Lady (1945)
Orchestration
Show Business (1944)
Vocal Director
Carolina Blues (1944)
Orchestra Arrangement
Around the World (1944)
Music and vocal Arrangements
Swing Fever (1944)
Orchestration
My Favorite Spy (1942)
Music Arrangement
Playmates (1941)
Music Arrangement
You'll Find Out (1940)
Music Arrangement
That's Right--You're Wrong (1939)
Music Arrangement

Music (Special)

Steve Allen (1994)
Song
Beyond Witch Mountain (1982)
Music
Father Knows Best: Home For Christmas (1977)
Music
Father Knows Best: The Father Knows Best Reunion (1977)
Music
A Knight in Shining Armour (1971)
Music
The Shameful Secrets of Hastings Corners (1970)
Music

Music (TV Mini-Series)

Goliath Awaits (1981)
Music
The Top of the Hill (1980)
Music
The Dream Merchants (1980)
Music

Life Events

1939

First film as music arranger

1944

First film as orchestrator

1947

Composed first film score

Videos

Movie Clip

Trailer

Pal Joey - (Original Trailer) Get a lesson in "Joey's Jargon" from Frank Sinatra himself, on the set of Pal Joey (1957).
Houseboat - (Original Trailer) Cary Grant is a widower who hires runaway socialite Sophia Loren to look after his children on his rickety Houseboat (1958).
Wreck of the Mary Deare, The -- (Original Trailer) The skipper of a sunken ship (Gary Cooper) stands trial for The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959). Co-starring Charlton Heston.
Gunman's Walk - (Original Trailer) A rancher's rebellious son tries to teach him that violence is no longer an answer in Gunman's Walk (1958).
Critic's Choice - (Original Trailer) Bob Hope and Lucille Ball star in the movie Critic's Choice (1962) based on Ira Levin's Broadway comedy hit.
Bell Book and Candle - (Original Trailer) Beautiful witch Kim Novak places a love spell on James Stewart in the comedy Bell Book And Candle (1959) also starring Jack Lemmon.
Johnny Allegro - (Original Trailer) A reformed hoodlum (George Raft) gets mixed up with counterfeiters and a deadly manhunt in Johnny Allegro (1949).
Assignment - Paris - (Original Trailer) Dana Andrews is a foreign correspondent searching for leads in Communist Hungary in Assignment - Paris (1952).
And Baby Makes Three - (Re-issue Trailer) Barbara Hale and ex-husband Robert Young battle over their unborn baby in the comedy And Baby Makes Three (1949).
3:10 To Yuma (1957) - (Original Trailer) A rancher (Van Heflin) must run the gauntlet to get a prisoner (Glenn Ford) to the 3:10 To Yuma, directed by Delmer Daves.
Strangers When We Meet - (Original Trailer) A married architect (Kirk Douglas) and a neglected wife (Kim Novak) begin an affair in Strangers When We Meet (1960).
Man on a String - (Original Trailer) The CIA turns a Russian spy (Ernest Borgnine) into a double agent. Now he is the Man on a String (1960).

Family

LeRoy Duning
Brother
Survived him.
Kathleen Duning Frankenberger
Daughter
Patricia Duning Brayton
Daughter

Companions

Lois Duning
Wife
Survived him.

Bibliography