Bronislau Kaper


Composer

About

Also Known As
Bronislaw Kaper
Birth Place
Poland
Born
February 05, 1902
Died
April 25, 1983
Cause of Death
Cancer

Biography

Began his career scoring early German sound films before moving to the US and embarking on a fruitful association with MGM in 1935....

Biography

Began his career scoring early German sound films before moving to the US and embarking on a fruitful association with MGM in 1935.

Filmography

 

Music (Feature Film)

Easy Virtue (2008)
Song
Brown Sugar (2002)
Song
The Score (2001)
Song
Clifford (1994)
Song
Let's Get Lost (1988)
Song
The Salzburg Connection (1972)
Music
A Flea in Her Ear (1968)
Composer
Counterpoint (1968)
Music
A Flea in Her Ear (1968)
Music Composition
The Way West (1967)
Composer
Tobruk (1967)
Music
The Way West (1967)
Music
Lord Jim (1965)
Music Composition
Kisses for My President (1964)
Music
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Music
Two Loves (1961)
Music
Ada (1961)
Music Score
Home from the Hill (1960)
Music
The Angel Wore Red (1960)
Music
BUtterfield 8 (1960)
Music
Green Mansions (1959)
Music Score
The Scapegoat (1959)
Music
Green Mansions (1959)
Composer
The Brothers Karamazov (1958)
Music
Auntie Mame (1958)
Music
Jet Pilot (1957)
Music
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)
Music
Don't Go Near the Water (1957)
Music
Don't Go Near the Water (1957)
Composer
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
Music
The Power and the Prize (1956)
Music
Forever, Darling (1956)
Music
The Swan (1956)
Music
Forever, Darling (1956)
Composer
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
Composer
Quentin Durward (1955)
Music
The Prodigal (1955)
Music
The Glass Slipper (1955)
Music Director
The Glass Slipper (1955)
Composer
Them! (1954)
Music
Rhapsody (1954)
Music Adapted
Saadia (1954)
Music
Her Twelve Men (1954)
Music
The Actress (1953)
Music Director
Lili (1953)
Music
The Naked Spur (1953)
Music
Ride, Vaquero! (1953)
Music
Lili (1953)
Composer
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1952)
Music Adapted
Invitation (1952)
Music
Shadow in the Sky (1952)
Music
The Wild North (1952)
Music Score
The Devil Makes Three (1952)
Composer
The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
Music
Mr. Imperium (1951)
Background Music score
Three Guys Named Mike (1951)
Music
Grounds for Marriage (1951)
Background Music score
The Tall Target (1951)
Music Arrangement
Golden Girl (1951)
Composer
Symphony in Slang (1951)
Song ("On Green Dolphin Street")
Key to the City (1950)
Music Score
A Life of Her Own (1950)
Music
To Please a Lady (1950)
Music
The Skipper Surprised His Wife (1950)
Music Score
Key to the City (1950)
Composer
The Skipper Suprised His Wife (1950)
Music
That Forsyte Woman (1949)
Music Score
The Secret Garden (1949)
Music Score
Act of Violence (1949)
Music Director
The Great Sinner (1949)
Music Score
Malaya (1949)
Music Score
That Midnight Kiss (1949)
Composer
The Secret Land (1948)
Music Score
B. F.'s Daughter (1948)
Music Score
Homecoming (1948)
Music Score
High Wall (1948)
Music Score
Song of Love (1947)
Music Director
Green Dolphin Street (1947)
Music Score
Cynthia (1947)
Music Score
The Secret Heart (1946)
Music score comp and Adapted
Three Wise Fools (1946)
Music Score
Courage of Lassie (1946)
Music Score
The Stranger (1946)
Music
Bewitched (1945)
Music Director
Without Love (1945)
Music Score
Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)
Music Score
Nob Hill (1945)
Composer
Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944)
Music Score
The Cross of Lorraine (1944)
Music Score
The Heavenly Body (1944)
Music Score
Mrs. Parkington (1944)
Music Score
Gaslight (1944)
Music Score
Slightly Dangerous (1943)
Music Score
Bataan (1943)
Music Score
Above Suspicion (1943)
Music Score
Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)
Composer
Keeper of the Flame (1942)
Music Score
Somewhere I'll Find You (1942)
Music Score
White Cargo (1942)
Music Score
A Yank at Eton (1942)
Music Score
Johnny Eager (1942)
Music Score
Crossroads (1942)
Music Score
Fingers at the Window (1942)
Music Score
We Were Dancing (1942)
Music Score
The Affairs of Martha (1942)
Music Score
Rage in Heaven (1941)
Music Score
I'll Wait for You (1941)
Music Score
Two-Faced Woman (1941)
Music Score
A Woman's Face (1941)
Music Score
Whistling in the Dark (1941)
Music Score
When Ladies Meet (1941)
Music Score
The Chocolate Soldier (1941)
Music Adapted and Director
Blonde Inspiration (1941)
Music Score
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941)
Music Score
Barnacle Bill (1941)
Music Score
H. M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)
Music Score
The Chocolate Soldier (1941)
Composer
The Captain Is a Lady (1940)
Music Director
We Who Are Young (1940)
Music Score
Comrade X (1940)
Music Score
I Take This Woman (1940)
Music Score
Dulcy (1940)
Music Score
Go West (1940)
Composer
Lillian Russell (1940)
Composer
Birthright (1938)
Composer
Everybody Sing (1938)
Composer
A Day at the Races (1937)
Music
A Day at the Races (1937)
Composer
San Francisco (1936)
Composer
Three Smart Girls (1936)
Composer
Last of the Pagans (1935)
Original Music by
Kind Lady (1935)
Composer
The Perfect Gentleman (1935)
Composer
A Night at the Opera (1935)
Composer
Escapade (1935)
Composer
Escapade (1935)
Music Score
Ein Lied fuer dich (1933)
Music
Melodie der Liebe (1932)
Songs
Die Grosse Attraktion (1931)
Music
Alraune (1927)
Music
Madame Wunscht keine Kinder (1926)
Music

Life Events

1935

Went to Hollywood, joined MGM at Louis B Mayer's request

1939

Became member of American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Videos

Movie Clip

Green Dolphin Street (1947) - It Must Be St. Peter Donna Reed as 1840-something Channel Islander Marguerite is distraught over the (Spoiler!) consecutive deaths of her parents, wakened by the waves at the foot of the cliff-side convent, chooses to approach (though it’s not strictly necessary) through the old smuggler’s cave, thus a dramatic sequence for the MGM special effects team, in Green Dolphin Street, 1947.
Glass Slipper, The (1955) - Son Of The Cook More than 40-minutes into the feature, in a sequence dreamed up by servant girl “Ella” (Leslie Caron), who’s been told that Prince Charles (Michael Wilding) is just “the son of the cook of the palace of the duke,” she joins the first dance number, Charles Walters directing, dance by Roland Petit for Ballet de Paris, in MGM’s The Glass Slipper, 1955.
Chocolate Soldier, The (1941) - My Hero Right from the start, MGM offers their new star, Rise Stevens from The Metropolitan Opera in her first movie scene, paired with leading man Nelson Eddy, as Viennese light-opera singers Maria and Karl, with a song from the Ferenc Molnar-based operetta Testor, using only the title from the George Bernard Shaw play, The Chocolate Soldier, 1941.
Lili (1953) - Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo Continuing the scene in which troubled puppeteer Paul (Mel Ferrer) has engaged 16-year-old orphan Leslie Caron (title character) in conversation with his creations, carnival friends led by Kurt Kasznar watching, the hit song by Bronislau Kaper and Helen Deutsch, in MGM’s Lili, 1953.
Brothers Karamazov, The (1958) - I Can Always Smell Money Music by Bronislau Kaper, Maria Schell lusty as Grushenka, and Yul Brynner as Dmitri, succumbing to a family flaw, in Richard Brooks' version of the Dostoyevsky novel, The Brothers Karamazov, 1958.
Three Smart Girls (1936) - Universal's New Discovery Joining the credits, Universal quick to put the money on the screen, Deanna Durbin's first ever appearance, with cute sisters Nan Grey and Barbara Read, in a film the associate producer Joe Pasternak would remake 12 years later as Three Daring Daughters at MGM, Three Smart Girls, 1936.
Three Smart Girls (1936) - Someone To Care For Me Penny (Deanna Durbin), who, with older sisters (Nan Grey, Barbara Read) has come to New York to stop their long-separated tycoon father (Charles Winninger) from marrying his girlfriend, works in a song by Bronislau Kaper, Walter Jurmann and Gus Kahn, in Universal's Three Smart Girls, 1936.
Go West (1940) - My Word As An Embezzler Lulubelle (June MacCloy) diverts the saloon crowd with a tune by Bronislau Kaper and Gus Kahn, Quale (Groucho Marx) in support while Harpo and Chico (as Rusty and Joe) steal back the deed they used as an I-O-U, the latter wrapping with his obligatory piano bit, in Go West, 1940.

Trailer

Swan, The - (Original Trailer) On the eve of her marriage to a prince, a noblewoman falls for her brother's tutor in The Swan (1956) starring Grace Kelly.
Three Wise Fools - (Original Trailer) An orphan girl (Margaret O'Brien) melts the hearts of three crusty old men (Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, Edward Arnold).
White Cargo - (Original Trailer) Hedy Lamarr plays Tondelayo, driving the manager of an African plantation (Richard Carlson) out of his mind with lust in White Cargo (1942).
We Were Dancing - (Original Trailer) A Polish princess gives up society for the love of a gigolo in We Were Dancing (1942) starring Norma Shearer and Melvyn Douglas.
H.M. Pulham, Esquire - (Original Trailer) Robert Young plays a stuffy businessman who livens things up by having a fling with Hedy Lamarr. Directed by King Vidor.
Dulcy - (Original Trailer) Ann Sothern plays Dulcy (1940), the scatterbrained beauty who tries to help her fiance's career by throwing a big party.
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day - (Original Trailer) The eighth entry in the series reaches Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941) but things don't work out as planned.
Devil Makes Three, The - (Original Trailer) A soldier (Gene Kelly) returns to Munich after the war and gets mixed up with the black market in The Devil Makes Three (1952).
Cynthia -- (Original Trailer) 15-year old Elizabeth Taylor receives her first screen kiss in Cynthia (1947).
Crossroads (1942) - (Original Trailer) A French diplomat (William Powell) who's recovered from amnesia is blackmailed over crimes he can't remember.
Chocolate Soldier, The - (Original Trailer) A jealous husband tests his opera singer wife's fidelity by pretending to be another man in The Chocolate Soldier (1941) starring Nelson Eddy and Rise Stevens.
Blonde Inspiration - (Original Trailer) A pulp-fiction writer hires a curvaceous blonde to be his muse in Blonde Inspiration (1941) directed by Busby Berkeley.

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