Leigh Harline


Composer

About

Birth Place
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Born
March 26, 1907
Died
December 10, 1969

Biography

Academy Award-winner Leigh Harline captivated countless audiences with his timeless music. He followed this honor with songs in the comedy "Blondie Has Servant Trouble" (1940) with Penny Singleton, "Pinocchio" (1940) with Richard Percy Jones and "The Pride of the Yankees" (1942) with Gary Cooper. He also appeared in the comedy "The Lady Has Plans" (1942) with Paulette Goddard. Harlin...

Biography

Academy Award-winner Leigh Harline captivated countless audiences with his timeless music. He followed this honor with songs in the comedy "Blondie Has Servant Trouble" (1940) with Penny Singleton, "Pinocchio" (1940) with Richard Percy Jones and "The Pride of the Yankees" (1942) with Gary Cooper. He also appeared in the comedy "The Lady Has Plans" (1942) with Paulette Goddard. Harline won an Academy Award for "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" in 1937. In the forties, Harline's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the dramatic adaptation "The Farmer's Daughter" (1947) with Loretta Young, the comedy "The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer" (1947) with Cary Grant and the Fred MacMurray drama "The Miracle of the Bells" (1948). Harline's music was also featured in "Broken Lance" (1954), the Robert Ryan crime feature "House of Bamboo" (1955) and the crime picture "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing" (1955) with Ray Milland. His music was also featured in the dramatic adaptation "Good Morning, Miss Dove" (1955) with Jennifer Jones and the Victor Mature adaptation "The Last Frontier" (1956). Harline's music was most recently featured in the Robert Downey Jr. hit action picture "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" (2015). Harline won a Music (Song) Academy Award for "Pinocchio" in 1940 as well as a Music (Original Score) Academy Award for "Pinocchio" in 1940. Harline was nominated for a Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) Academy Award for "Johnny Come Lately" in 1943 as well as for a Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) Academy Award for "The Sky's the Limit" in 1943. Harline passed away in December 1969 at the age of 62.

Filmography

 

Music (Feature Film)

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018)
Song
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Song
Gamer (2009)
Song
Rocketman (1997)
Song
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Song
Strange Bedfellows (1965)
Music
7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
Music
Guns of Diablo (1964)
Music Composer
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)
Music Score
The Honeymoon Machine (1961)
Music
The Honeymoon Machine (1961)
Composer
Visit to a Small Planet (1960)
Music Score
The Facts of Life (1960)
Music Composition and Conducting
These Thousand Hills (1959)
Music
Warlock (1959)
Music
Holiday for Lovers (1959)
Music
The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959)
Music
Man of the West (1958)
Music
Ten North Frederick (1958)
Music
The True Story of Jesse James (1957)
Music
The Enemy Below (1957)
Music
No Down Payment (1957)
Music
The Wayward Bus (1957)
Music
The Last Frontier (1956)
Music Composition
The Bottom of the Bottle (1956)
Music
Teenage Rebel (1956)
Music
23 Paces to Baker Street (1956)
Music
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955)
Music
House of Bamboo (1955)
Music
Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955)
Music
Money from Home (1954)
Music Score
Black Widow (1954)
Music
Broken Lance (1954)
Music
Susan Slept Here (1954)
Music
Pickup on South Street (1953)
Music
The Desert Rats (1953)
Music
Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1953)
Incidental Music
Taxi (1953)
Music
Vicki (1953)
Music
My Wife's Best Friend (1952)
Music
Monkey Business (1952)
Music
My Pal Gus (1952)
Music
The Las Vegas Story (1952)
Music
His Kind of Woman (1951)
Music
I Want You (1951)
Music
The Guy Who Came Back (1951)
Music
Behave Yourself! (1951)
Music
That's My Boy (1951)
Music Score
On the Loose (1951)
Music
The Company She Keeps (1951)
Music
Call Me Mister (1951)
Incidental Music
Double Dynamite (1951)
Music Score
My Friend Irma Goes West (1950)
Music Score
The Woman on Pier 13 (1950)
Music
The Happy Years (1950)
Music
Perfect Strangers (1950)
Original Music
The Judge Steps Out (1949)
Music
The Big Steal (1949)
Music
They Live by Night (1949)
Music
It Happens Every Spring (1949)
Music
The Boy with Green Hair (1948)
Music
The Miracle of the Bells (1948)
Music
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
Music
Every Girl Should Be Married (1948)
Music
The Velvet Touch (1948)
Music Score
Mystery in Mexico (1948)
Composer
Station West (1948)
Composer
The Velvet Touch (1948)
Composer
Beat the Band (1947)
Music
The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947)
Music
Honeymoon (1947)
Music
A Likely Story (1947)
Music
Tycoon (1947)
Music
The Farmer's Daughter (1947)
Music
Fun and Fancy Free (1947)
Composer
Beat the Band (1947)
Composer
Honeymoon (1947)
Composer
Child of Divorce (1946)
Music
Crack-Up (1946)
Music
Till the End of Time (1946)
Music Score
From This Day Forward (1946)
Music
The Truth About Murder (1946)
Music
Road to Utopia (1946)
Music Score
Lady Luck (1946)
Music
Nocturne (1946)
Music
From This Day Forward (1946)
Composer
Nocturne (1946)
Composer
Isle of the Dead (1945)
Music
Mama Loves Papa (1945)
Music
China Sky (1945)
Music
What a Blonde (1945)
Music
First Yank into Tokyo (1945)
Music
Having Wonderful Crime (1945)
Music
Man Alive (1945)
Music
The Brighton Strangler (1945)
Music
Johnny Angel (1945)
Music
George White's Scandals (1945)
Composer
Government Girl (1944)
Music
Tender Comrade (1944)
Music
Heavenly Days (1944)
Music
A Night of Adventure (1944)
Music Director
Music in Manhattan (1944)
Music
Follow the Boys (1944)
Music Director
The Nazis Strike (1943)
Original Music compositions by
Johnny Come Lately (1943)
Music Director
Margin for Error (1943)
Music
The More the Merrier (1943)
Music
They Got Me Covered (1943)
Music
The Sky's the Limit (1943)
Music Director
Prelude to War (1943)
Original Music comp
The Pride of the Yankees (1943)
Music
Careful Soft Shoulder (1942)
Music
You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
Music Director
Whispering Ghosts (1942)
Music
The Lady Has Plans (1942)
Music Score
The Reluctant Dragon (1941)
Music Score
Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941)
Atmospheric Music created and Conductor by
Blondie Has Servant Trouble (1940)
Music
Pinocchio (1940)
Composer
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Music

Music (Short)

Know Your Ally: Britain (1943)
Music Composition

Life Events

1932

arranger and scorer Walt Disney

Videos

Movie Clip

Station West (1948) - I Like The Way You Sing Casing the saloon in the Arizona town where he’s arrived after the death of two soldiers in a gold shipment robbery, Dick Powell, whose name we haven’t learned, observes the almost implausibly attractive singer (Jane Greer), then meets a testy Army man (Steve Brodie) and a barkeep (John Doucette), in Station West, 1948.
Station West (1948) - I Ain't Dead Yet Straight from a Burl Ives vocal under the credits, the aftermath of a gold robbery and Dick Powell arriving in town, the exterior certainly Sedona, Az, probably day-for-night, where Burl as the innkeeper resumes the song, opening director Sidney Lanfield’s taut, overlooked Western, Station West, 1948, also starring Jane Greer.
Mr. Bug Goes To Town (1941) - Open, Honey Shop From outer space to an urban vacant lot, the opening of the second animated feature by brothers Dave and Max Fleischer, financed by Paramount, and playing on the title of the Columbia hit starring James Stewart, from Mr. Bug Goes To Town, 1941, Mr. Bumble voiced by Jack Mercer.
Mr. Bug Goes To Town (1941) - It's Hoppity! It’s not clear where he’s been but all in the urban bug colony have been awaiting the return of Hoppity (voiced by Stan Freed), greeted by Bumble (voiced by Jack Mercer), Mrs. Ladybug (by Margie Hines) and Honey (by Pauline Loth), in the animated feature Mr. Bug Goes To Town, 1941.
Man of the West - Opening Credits Hard to say whether the mountains or Gary Cooper seem more immovable in the opening credit sequence from Anthony Mann's Man of the West, 1958, co-starring Lee J. Cobb, Julie London and Arthur O'Connell.

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