W. Franke Harling

W. Franke Harling (January 18, 1887 – November 22, 1958) was a composer of film scores, operas, and popular music.

Life and career

Born William Franke Harling in London, he was educated at the Grace Choir Church School in New York City. After working as an organist and choir director at the Church of the Resurrection in Brussels, he spent two years at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and composed both its hymn, called "The Corps," and its official march, "West Point Forever." [1]

In 1918, Harling contributed incidental music to the Broadway production of the 1898 play Pan and the Young Shepherd by Maurice Hewlett.[2] In 1926, he collaborated with Laurence Stallings on Deep River, a voodoo-themed opera set in New Orleans in 1835. It opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on October 4 and ran for 32 performances.[3]

Harling began his Hollywood career in 1928. His film credits include The Vagabond King, This Is the Night, So Big!, A Bill of Divorcement, Blonde Venus, A Farewell to Arms, The Bitter Tea of General Yen, Monte Carlo, Souls at Sea, and Penny Serenade.

Harling won the Academy Award for Best Music Scoring for Stagecoach (1939) and was nominated for Souls at Sea (1937) and Three Russian Girls (1944).[4]

Harling's popular songs include "Beyond the Blue Horizon" (with Richard A. Whiting) popularized by Jeanette MacDonald in 1930 and Lou Christie thirty years later, and "Sing, You Sinners", originally performed by Lillian Roth in 1930 and a hit for Tony Bennett in 1950.

Harling won the Bispham Memorial Medal Award for his jazz-oriented opera A Light from St. Agnes.[5]

Harling died in Sierra Madre, California and is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills.[6]

Selected filmography
Selected songs
  • "Where was I", song by W. Franke Harling and Al Dubin performed by Ruby Newman and His Orchestra with vocal chorus by Larry Taylor and Peggy McCall 1939
References
  1. Nolan, Frederick, Lorenz Hart: A Poet on Broadway. Oxford University Press 1995. ISBN 0-19-510289-4, pp. 46–47
  2. League, The Broadway. "Pan and the Young Shepherd – IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information". Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  3. League, The Broadway. "Deep River – IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information". Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  4. "Loading..." Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  5. Howard, John Tasker, Our American Music: Three Hundred Years of It (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1936)
  6. "W. Franke Harling (1887–1958) – Find A Grave Memorial". Retrieved 6 July 2016.
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W. Franke Harling

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W. Franke Harling

W. Franke Harling (January 18, 1887 – November 22, 1958) was a composer of film scores, operas, and popular music. Life and career Born William Franke Harling in London, he was educated at the Grace Choir Church School in New York City. After working as an organist and choir director at the Church of the Resurrection in Brussels, he spent two years at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and composed both its hymn, called "The Corps," and its official march, "West Point Forever." [1] In 1918, Harling contributed incidental music to the Broadway production of the 1898 play Pan and the Young Shepherd by Maurice Hewlett.[2] In 1926, he collaborated with Laurence Stallings on Deep River, a voodoo-themed opera set in New Orleans in 1835. It opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on October 4 and ran for 32 performances.[3] Harling began his Hollywood career in 1928. His film credits include The Vagabond King, This Is the Night, So Big!, A Bill of Divorcement, Blonde Venus, A Farewell to Arms, ...more...

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Beyond the Blue Horizon (song)

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Beyond the Blue Horizon (song)

"Beyond the Blue Horizon" is a 1930 song composed by Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting, and W. Franke Harling. Jeanette MacDonald introduced the song in the 1930 film Monte Carlo. Her version reached #9 in the United States.[1] Cover versions George Olsen and His Orchestra released a version in 1930. The song reached #5 in the United States.[2] Phil Spitalny and His Orchestra released a version in 1930. The song reached #18 in the United States.[3] Clifford Jordan released a version on his 1957 album Cliff Jordan. Jack Pleis, His Piano, Chorus and Orchestra released a version in 1957 on his album Strings and Things. Jane Morgan - from her album Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue (1958).[4] Frankie Laine - included in his album Call of the Wild (1962).[5] Johnny Mathis released a version on his 1964 album The Wonderful World of Make Believe.[6] Michael Nesmith released a version on his 1970 album Magnetic South and featured on his 1993 album Complete First Natio ...more...

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Harling (surname)

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Harling (surname)

Harling is a surname. Notable people with the surname include: Sir Robert Harling (died 1435), who exerted great influence over East Harling Robert Harling (writer), author of Steel Magnolias Robert Harling (typographer) (1910-2008) W. Franke Harling, Academy Award-winning songwriter Kaine Harling, film producer Vincent Harling, president of the Osean Federation from Ace Combat 5 See also All pages with a title containing Harling ...more...



Sing, You Sinners (song)

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Sing, You Sinners (song)

"Sing, You Sinners" is a popular song with music by W. Franke Harling and lyrics by Sam Coslow. In 1930 it was used in the film Honey starring Lillian Roth. (Though Bing Crosby made a 1938 Paramount musical called Sing You Sinners, this did not include the title song, according to the IMDB.) The best-selling version was recorded by Tony Bennett on July 20, 1950. It is the title track of Erin McKeown's October 24, 2006 album. It is featured on Tony Bennett's Duet album with singer John Legend. A good early recording is found on the album "The Song Hits of 1930 (Jazz Age Chronicles, Vol. 9)", and is sung by The Charleston Chasers. This is, perhaps, the way Coslow and Harling intended it to be performed. A version was released in 1930 by Hit of the Week Records, credited to Harlem Hot Chocolates but actually performed by Duke Ellington and his band. Max Fleischer’s cartoon “Swing You Sinners!” (1930) from the Talkartoons series is entirely based on the modified version of this song, “Swing you Sinners”. ...more...

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Monte Carlo (1930 film)

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Monte Carlo (1930 film)

Monte Carlo is a 1930 American pre-Code musical comedy film, directed by Ernst Lubitsch. It stars Jeanette MacDonald as Countess Helene Mara. The film is notable for the song "Beyond the Blue Horizon", which was written for the film and was performed by Jeanette MacDonald. The film was also hailed by critics as a masterpiece of the newly emerging musical genre. The screenplay was based on the Booth Tarkington novel Monsieur Beaucaire. Plot Countess Helene Mara is engaged to be married to Prince Otto Von Liebenheim but leaves him at the altar. She flees on a train to Monte Carlo and checks into a hotel. When she arrives at the casino a count named Rudolph Falliere takes a liking to her and poses as a hairdresser whom she hires and falls in love with but could not marry if he is a commoner. Her fiance later arrives and takes her to an opera and she sees Rudolph there in one of the expensive seats indicating he is too wealthy to be a hairdresser. When he reveals to her that he is a count, she realises she can ...more...

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Souls at Sea

Souls at Sea is a 1937 American adventure film directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Gary Cooper, George Raft, and Frances Dee. Based on a story by Ted Lesser, the film is about a first mate on a slave ship who frees the slaves on the ship after a mutiny overthrows the ship's captain. The title of this film was spoofed in the Laurel and Hardy comedy film Saps at Sea (1940). Plot The story is based on two distinct early 19th-century themes: the suppression of the Atlantic slave trade, and the often-tragic fate of people on ships lost at sea. The first theme is examined through the efforts of abolitionists Michael "Nuggin" Taylor (Cooper) and Powdah (Raft) to end the slave trade. Although the United States prohibited the importation of slaves in 1808, slaves were still brought into the country illegally. Great Britain also prohibited the slave trade, putting the Royal Navy into action against slave traders, but even Britain had its supporters of the trade (here represented by Lieutenant Stanley Tarryton (W ...more...

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Madame Butterfly (1932 film)

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Madame Butterfly (1932 film)

Madame Butterfly is a 1932 American pre-Code Paramount dramatic film by Marion Gering. It is based on the play by David Belasco which is based on the story by John Luther Long, and is adapted by Josephine Lovett and Joseph Moncure March. It stars Cary Grant and Sylvia Sidney. Music is credited to W. Franke Harling (although much of it is an adaptation of Puccini's opera Madama Butterfly), cinematography by David Abel, art direction by Ward Ihnen. It premiered on December 30, 1932. Plot At Goro's Tea House, we are introduced to Cho-Cho San (Sylvia Sidney) who is bidding farewell to her mother and grandfather. She is about to undergo training as a geisha in exchange for money that will support her family. After the relatives leave, Goro introduces Prince Yamadori, a prospective husband, to Cho-Cho San. When Yamadori finds her withdrawn, Madame Goro explains that Cho-Cho San is high-born and is not yet used to the geisha life style. Meanwhile, on board an American steamship due to arrive in Japan for several ...more...

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Blonde Venus

Blonde Venus is a 1932 American pre-Code drama film starring Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall and Cary Grant. The film was produced and directed by Josef von Sternberg from a screenplay by Jules Furthman, and S. K. Lauren adapted from a story by Furthman and von Sternberg. The original story "Mother Love" was written by Dietrich herself. The musical score was by W. Franke Harling, John Leipold, Paul Marquardt and Oscar Potoker, with cinematography by Bert Glennon. It was distributed by Paramount Pictures. Dietrich performs three musical numbers in this film, including the now-obscure "You Little So-and-So" (music and lyrics by Sam Coslow and Leo Robin) and "I Couldn't Be Annoyed" (music and lyrics by Leo Robin and Richard A. Whiting). The highlight is the infamous "Hot Voodoo" (music by Ralph Rainger, lyrics by Sam Coslow), which is nearly 8 minutes in length and mostly instrumental, featuring jazz trumpet and drums. Dietrich sings the lyrics toward the end of this sequence, which takes place in a nightclu ...more...

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Swing Around Rosie

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Swing Around Rosie

Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic [1] Swing Around Rosie is a 1959 studio album by Rosemary Clooney, accompanied by the Buddy Cole trio.[2] Track listing "'Deed I Do" (Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose) – 1:49 "You Took Advantage of Me" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 2:24 "Blue Moon" (Hart, Rodgers) – 2:27 "Sing, You Sinners" (Sam Coslow, W. Franke Harling) – 2:16 "A Touch of the Blues" (Don George, Eddie Wilcox) – 2:43 "Goody Goody" (Matty Malneck, Johnny Mercer) – 2:07 "Too Close for Comfort" (Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George David Weiss) – 2:39 "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me" (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell) – 2:49 "Moonlight Mississippi (A Whistle Stop Town)" (Willard Robison) – 2:36 "I Wish I Were in Love Again" (Hart, Rodgers) – 2:23 "Sunday in Savannah" (Hugh Mackay) – 2:31 "This Can't Be Love" (Hart, Rodgers) – 2:06 Personnel Performance Rosemary Clooney – vocal The Buddy Cole trio References Allmusic review Swing Around Rosie at AllMusic ...more...

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Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic link Filmtracks link The Godfather Part III is the soundtrack from the movie of the same name, released in 1990 by Columbia Records. Track listing "Main Title" (composed by Nino Rota) – 0:42 "The Godfather Waltz" (composed by Rota) – 1:10 "Marcia Religiosa" (composed by Carmine Coppola and Rota) – 2:51 "Michael's Letter" (composed by Rota) – 1:08 "The Immigrant"/"Love Theme from The Godfather Part III" (composed by Rota and Coppola) – 2:36 "The Godfather Waltz" (composed by Rota) – 1:24 "To Each His Own" (composed by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans) – 3:21 performed by Al Martino "Vincent's Theme" (composed by Coppola and Rota) – 1:49 "Altobello" (composed by Coppola and Rota) – 2:10 "The Godfather Intermezzo" (composed by Coppola and Rota) – 3:22 "Sicilian Medley: Va, Pensiero (composed by Giuseppe Verdi, arranged by Coppola) / Danza Tarantella (composed by Coppola) / Mazurka (Alla Siciliana) (composed by Coppola) – 2:10 "Prom ...more...

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Comin' Home Baby!

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Comin' Home Baby!

Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic [1] Comin' Home Baby! is a 1962 studio album by Mel Tormé. Track listing "Comin' Home Baby!" (Bob Dorough, Ben Tucker) – 2:41 "Dat Dere" (Oscar Brown, Jr., Bobby Timmons) – 2:58 "The Lady's in Love with You" (Burton Lane, Frank Loesser) – 3:01 "Hi-Fly" (Jon Hendricks, Randy Weston) – 3:13 "Puttin' on the Ritz" (Irving Berlin) – 2:23 "Walkin'" (Richard Carpenter) – 2:59 "Moanin'" (Hendricks, Timmons) – 3:03 "Sing You Sinners" (Sam Coslow, W. Franke Harling) – 2:27 "Whisper Not" (Leonard Feather, Benny Golson) – 2:49 "On Green Dolphin Street" (Bronislaw Kaper, Ned Washington) – 2:56 "Sidney's Soliloquy" (Jimmy Wisner) – 2:30 "Right Now" (Herbie Mann, Carl Sigman) – 2:12 Personnel Recorded July 11 - September 13, 1962, in Los Angeles: Mel Tormé – Vocals, drums Shorty Rogers – Arranger and conductor Claus Ogerman – Arranger and conductor on "Comin' Home Baby!" and "Right Now" Joe Burnett – Trumpet Ollie Mitchell – Trumpet ...more...

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Swing You Sinners!

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Swing You Sinners!

Swing You Sinners! is a 1930 animated cartoon short, directed by the Fleischer Brothers. The cartoon is notable for its surreal, dark and sometimes even abstract content. Plot Bimbo is seen late at night, trying to steal a chicken. After several attempts he accidentally grabs a policeman by the hand. As he tries to walk away as if nothing happened the chicken follows him anyway, as does the policeman. Eventually the chicken and its little chicks flee, while Bimbo enters a cemetery. To his fear he finds out that the place is haunted, complete with ghosts and monsters who tell him that he will be punished for his sin. Throughout the rest of the film Bimbo is threatened and chased by them until a huge skull devours him. Background The cartoon was released on September 24, 1930[1] in the Talkartoons series and animated by Ted Sears and Willard Bowsky.[2] George Cannata, Shamus Culhane,[3] Al Eugster,[4] William Henning, Seymour Kneitel and Grim Natwick also worked on it, but are uncredited in the title card.[ ...more...

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Stagecoach (1939 film)

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Stagecoach (1939 film)

Stagecoach is a 1939 American Western film directed by John Ford and starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne in his breakthrough role. The screenplay, written by Dudley Nichols, is an adaptation of "The Stage to Lordsburg", a 1937 short story by Ernest Haycox. The film follows a group of strangers riding on a stagecoach through dangerous Apache territory. Stagecoach was the first of many Westerns that Ford shot using Monument Valley, in the American Southwest on the Arizona–Utah border, as a location, many of which also starred John Wayne. Scenes from Stagecoach, including a famous sequence introducing John Wayne's character the Ringo Kid, blended shots of Monument Valley with shots filmed on the Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, California, RKO Encino Movie Ranch, and other locations. Similar geographic incongruencies are evident throughout the film, up to the closing scene of Ringo (Wayne) and Dallas (Trevor) departing Lordsburg, in southwestern New Mexico, by way of Monument Valley. The film has long been ...more...

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Cliff Jordan (album)

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Cliff Jordan (album)

Cliff Jordan is an album by American jazz saxophonist Clifford Jordan featuring performances recorded in 1957 and released on the Blue Note label.[1] Reception The Allmusic review by awarded the album 3 stars.[2] Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic [2] The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide [3] Track listing All compositions by Cliff Jordan except as indicated "Not Guilty" - 11:43 "St. John" (John Jenkins) - 8:18 "Blue Shoes" (Curtis Fuller) - 9:38 "Beyond the Blue Horizon" (W. Franke Harling, Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting) - 6:59 "Ju-Ba" (Lee Morgan) - 3:55 Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey on June 2, 1957 Personnel Cliff Jordan - tenor saxophone Lee Morgan - trumpet (tracks 2, 4 & 5) Curtis Fuller - trombone (tracks 1-4) John Jenkins - alto saxophone Ray Bryant - piano Paul Chambers - bass Art Taylor – drums References Blue Note discography accessed December 1, 2010 Allmusic Review accessed December 1, 2 ...more...

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So Big (1932 film)

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So Big (1932 film)

So Big! is a 1932 American pre-Code drama film directed by William A. Wellman and starring Barbara Stanwyck. The screenplay by J. Grubb Alexander and Robert Lord is based on the 1924 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, without the exclamation point, by Edna Ferber. So Big! was the second full-scale screen adaptation of the Ferber novel. The first was a 1924 silent film of the same name directed by Charles Brabin and starring Colleen Moore. A 1953 remake was directed by Robert Wise and starred Jane Wyman.[1] The story was also made as a short in 1930, with Helen Jerome Eddy. Plot Following the death of her mother, Selina Peake and her father, Simeon, move to Chicago, where she enrolls in finishing school. Her father is killed, leaving her penniless, and Selina's friend, Julie Hemple, helps her find a job as a schoolteacher in a small Dutch community. Selina moves in with the Poole family and tutors their son Roelf. Selina eventually marries immigrant farmer, Pervus De Jong, and gives birth to Dir ...more...

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Academy Award for Best Original Score

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Academy Award for Best Original Score

The Academy Award for Best Original Score is presented to the best substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer.[1] History The Academy began awarding movies for their scores in 1935. The category was originally called Best Scoring. At the time, winners and nominees were a mix of original scores and adaptations of pre-existing material. Following the controversial win of Charles Previn for One Hundred Men and a Girl in 1938, a film without a credited composer that featured pre-existing classical music, the Academy added a Best Original Score category in 1939.[2] In 1942, the distinction between the two Scoring categories changed slightly as they were renamed to Best Music Score of a Dramatic Picture and Best Scoring of a Musical Picture. This marked the first time the category was split into separate genres, a distinction that technically still lasts today, although there haven't been enough submissions for the musical category t ...more...

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Shanghai Express (film)

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Shanghai Express (film)

Shanghai Express is a 1932 American pre-Code film directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, and Warner Oland. It was written by Jules Furthman, based on a 1931 story by Harry Hervey. Shanghai Express was the fourth of seven films von Sternberg and Dietrich made together. Shanghai Express was released during the midst of the Great Depression. The film was a huge hit with the public, grossing $3.7 million in its initial screenings in the United States alone, becoming the biggest financial success of the Dietrich-von Sternberg collaborations, and was the highest-grossing movie of 1932, surpassing the all-star Grand Hotel. Shanghai Express was remade as Night Plane from Chungking (1942) and Peking Express (1951). Plot (L-R) Marlene Dietrich (Madeleine/Shanghai Lily) and Clive Brook (Donald "Doc" Harvey) In 1931, China is embroiled in a civil war. Friends of British Captain Donald "Doc" Harvey (Clive Brook) envy him because the fabulously notorious Shanghai ...more...

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Penny Serenade

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Penny Serenade

Penny Serenade is a 1941 film melodrama starring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Beulah Bondi, and Edgar Buchanan. The picture was directed by George Stevens, written by Martha Cheavens and Morrie Ryskind, and depicts the story of a loving couple who must overcome adversity to keep their marriage and raise a child. Grant was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance. Plot summary Applejack Carney pulls from a shelf an album of records entitled "The Story of a Happy Marriage" and places the song "You Were Meant for Me" on the Victrola. Julie Adams, Applejack's old friend and owner of the album, asks him to turn off the tune and announces that she is leaving her husband Roger. After glancing at the nursery, Julie restarts the song and remembers meeting Roger years earlier: The same ballad is playing over the loudspeakers at the Brooklyn music store where Julie works. When the record begins to skip, passerby Roger Adams enters the store and meets Julie. The two begin to date, and while at th ...more...

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Mr. Wonderful (musical)

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Mr. Wonderful (musical)

Mr. Wonderful is a musical with a book by Joseph Stein and Will Glickman, and music and lyrics by Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, and George David Weiss. Written specifically to showcase the talents of Sammy Davis, Jr., the thin plot, focusing on entertainer Charlie Welch's show business struggles, primarily served as a springboard for an extended version of Davis's Las Vegas nightclub act. The Broadway production, staged by Jack Donohue, opened on March 22, 1956 at The Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 383 performances. In addition to Davis, the cast included his father Sammy Sr. and uncle Will (who together with Davis had performed as the Will Mastin Trio), Jack Carter, Chita Rivera, Malcolm Lee Beggs, and Marilyn Cooper. The play closed on February 23, 1957. Song list Act I "1617 Broadway" – Rita Romano, Hal and Ensemble "Without You, I'm Nothing" – Fred Campbell and Lil Campbell "Jaques D'Iraq" – Charlie Welch, Uncle, Dad and Ensemble "Ethel, Baby" – Ethel Pearson and Charlie Welch "Mr. Wonderful" ...more...

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Where Was I

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Where Was I

"Where Was I?" may refer to: Books "Where Was I?", essay by David Hawley Sanford from The Mind's I Where Was I?, book by John Haycraft 2006 Where was I?!, book by Terry Wogan 2009 Film and TV Where Was I? (film), 1925 film directed by William A. Seiter. With Reginald Denny, Marian Nixon, Pauline Garon, Lee Moran. Where Was I? (2001 film), biography about songwriter Tim Rose Where Was I? (TV series) 1952–1953 Quiz show with the panelists attempting to guess a location by looking at photos "Where Was I?" episode of Shoestring (TV series) 1980 Music "Where was I", song by W. Franke Harling and Al Dubin performed by Ruby Newman and His Orchestra with vocal chorus by Larry Taylor and Peggy McCall 1939 "Where Was I", single from Charley Pride discography 1988 "Where Was I" (Ricky Van Shelton song) 1994 "Where Was I (Donde Estuve Yo)", song by Joe Pass from Simplicity (Joe Pass album) "Where Was I?", song by Guttermouth from The Album Formerly Known as a Full Length LP (Guttermouth album) ...more...

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1930 in music

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1930 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1930. Specific locations 1930 in British music 1930 in Norwegian music Specific genres 1930 in country music 1930 in jazz Events George Enescu and Alfred Cortot in 1930 February 7 – The 13th Sound Ensemble of Havana, conducted by Ángel Reyes, makes the first recording of Julián Carrillo's microtonal Preludio a Colón for Columbia Records in New York City.[1] February 16 – Nicolas Slonimsky conducts the first performance of Charles Ives's Three Places in New England. February 17 – The Technicolor musical film, The Vagabond King, is released. Dennis King recreates his original London and Broadway stage role as Villon in this film, and records two songs from the film for Victor Records. April 1 – Brunswick-Balke-Collender sells Brunswick Records to Warner Brothers, who are hopeful that the move will enable them to make bigger profits from their musicals by enabling them to profit from the sale of records. They also acqu ...more...

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Gongs East!

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Gongs East!

Gongs East! is an album by drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton's Quintet recorded in 1958 and released on the Warner Bros. label.[1] the album features some of the earliest recordings of Eric Dolphy. Reception Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic [2] The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide [3] The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: " Dolphy has quite a few short solos on this rewarding music... Recommended".[2] Track listing "Beyond the Blue Horizon" (Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting, W. Franke Harling) - 2:59 "Where I Live" (Gerald Wilson) - 2:57 "Gongs East" (Chico Hamilton) - 5:04 "I Gave My Love a Cherry" (Traditional) - 4:03 "Good Grief, Dennis" (Carlson Smith) - 3:17 "Long Ago (and Far Away)" (Jerome Kern, Ira Gershwin) - 3:04 "Tuesday at Two" (Wilson) - 3:59 "Nature by Emerson" (Fred Katz) - 4:48 "Far East" (Nat Pierce) - 4:38 "Passion Flower" (Billy Strayhorn) - 3:04 Personnel Chico Hamilton - drums, gongs Eric Dolphy - alto saxophone, bass clarine ...more...

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Trouble in Paradise (film)

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Trouble in Paradise (film)

Miriam Hopkins and Herbert Marshall Trouble in Paradise is a 1932 American Pre-Code romantic comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, and Herbert Marshall and featuring Charles Ruggles and Edward Everett Horton. Based on the 1931 play The Honest Finder (A Becsületes Megtaláló) by Hungarian playwright László Aladár,[2] the film is about a gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket who join forces to con a beautiful perfume company owner. In 1991, Trouble in Paradise was selected for preservation by the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[3] Plot In Venice, Gaston Monescu (Herbert Marshall), a master thief masquerading as a baron, meets Lily (Miriam Hopkins), a beautiful thief and pickpocket posing as a countess. The two fall in love and decide to team up. They leave Venice for Paris. There, Gaston steals a diamond-encrusted purse worth 125,000 francs (about 75,000 euros) from Mad ...more...

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The Essential Tony Bennett

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The Essential Tony Bennett

Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic [2] The Essential Tony Bennett is a two-CD compilation album by Tony Bennett, released in 2002.[3] The collection is part of a series of Essential sets released by Columbia Records and was created in collaboration with RPM Records and Legacy Recordings. The compilation includes material from throughout Bennett's career with Columbia, with no recordings after 1970 and before 1986 as Bennett was with other labels or unsigned altogether during that fallow period of his career. The 12-page foldout CD insert contains songwriting, arranging, and producing credits for each track, as well as recording dates and chart positions attained if any. It also contains large photographs of Bennett in the recording studio from early and late periods in his career, as well as thumbnail-sized images of all the albums covers from Bennett's Columbia catalog, in chronological order. AllMusic describes The Essential Tony Bennett as "an excellent, exhaustive retros ...more...

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Magnetic South (album)

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Magnetic South (album)

Magnetic South is the first solo album by American singer-songwriter Michael Nesmith during his post-Monkees career. Released by RCA Records in 1970, the album peaked at Number 143 on the Billboard Pop Albums charts. Magnetic South is considered an early example of country rock. A single, " Joanne/One Rose" was taken from the album and reached Number 21 on the Billboard singles charts and Number 6 on the Adult Contemporary charts. It was the highest position of Nesmith's solo career. History Nesmith formed the backing group "The First National Band" and gave them billing on both the cover and label of the record. Band member John London had previously played bass on several Monkees tracks and appeared as an extra on several episodes of the TV show, while Red Rhodes had played on a few 1969 Monkees tracks, notably "Steam Engine." Five of the album's eleven tracks are from Nesmith's career with The Monkees. The first four tracks were recorded in 1968-69 for The Monkees, while "Hollywood" was also recorded in ...more...

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List of British Academy Award nominees and winners

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List of British Academy Award nominees and winners

This is a list of British Academy Award nominees and winners. This list details the filmmakers, actors, actresses, and others born and working in the United Kingdom who have been nominated for or have won an Academy Award. Performance arts category Best Actor Leading Actor Year Name Film Status Notes 1927-28 Charles Chaplin The Circus Nominated Chaplin was originally nominated in this category (and three others) for The Circus, but the Academy took him out of the running and gave him a Special Award. 1929-30 George Arliss Disraeli Won The Green Goddess Nominated Ronald Colman Bulldog Drummond Nominated Condemned Nominated 1932-33 Charles Laughton The Private Life of Henry VIII Won Leslie Howard Berkeley Square Nominated 1935 Victor McLaglen The Informer Won Charles Laughton Mutiny on the Bounty Nominated 1938 Leslie Howard Pygmalion Nominated Robert Donat The Citadel Nominated 1939 Goodbye, Mr. Chips Won Laurence Olivier Wuthering Heights Nominated 1940 Rebecca No ...more...

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Broken Lullaby

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Broken Lullaby

Broken Lullaby is a 1932 American pre-Code drama film directed by Ernst Lubitsch and released by Paramount Pictures. The screenplay by Samson Raphaelson and Ernest Vajda is based on the 1930 play L'homme que j'ai tué by Maurice Rostand and its 1931 English-language adaptation, The Man I Killed, by Reginald Berkeley. Plot Haunted by the memory of Walter Holderlin, a soldier he killed during World War I, French musician Paul Renard (Phillips Holmes) confesses to a priest (Frank Sheridan), who grants him absolution. Using the address on a letter he found on the dead man's body, Paul then travels to Germany to find his family. As anti-French sentiment continues to permeate Germany, Dr. Holderlin (Lionel Barrymore) initially refuses to welcome Paul into his home, but changes his mind when his son's fiancée Elsa identifies him as the man who has been leaving flowers on Walter's grave. Rather than reveal the real connection between them, Paul tells the Holderlin family he was a friend of their son, who attended t ...more...

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Duets: An American Classic

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Duets: An American Classic

Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic [1] Rolling Stone [2] Duets: An American Classic is an album by Tony Bennett, released in 2006.[3] The album was released in conjunction with Bennett's 80th birthday the previous month. The songs selected were mostly ones that Bennett had played a major role in introducing into the Great American Songbook. Unlike some other celebrity duets efforts where performances were recorded separately and then combined by producers, such as Frank Sinatra's 1993 Duets, Bennett was physically present with each of his partners during recording. The vocals were performed live as the band was playing. The album debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200, selling around 202,000 copies in its first week. It spent five consecutive weeks in the Top 10 and was certified Gold in less than four weeks. It also reached No. 1 in Canada. The sequel album, Duets II, was released in 2011 in conjunction with Bennett's 85th birthday. Grammy Awards The Album Won The Grammy ...more...

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Bispham Memorial Medal Award

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Bispham Memorial Medal Award

The Bispham Memorial Medal Award was an award for operas written in English which was presented annually by the American Opera Society of Chicago from 1921 until 1932. The award was named for baritone David Bispham, who was a great proponent of performing opera in English in the United States. It was traditionally awarded to American composers, frequently for an opera on an American subject. It was funded, in part, by composer Eleanor Everest Freer, who was also one of its recipients (for The Legend of the Piper). Other recipients include (alphabetically by author): George Antheil (for Helen Retires) Ernst Bacon Alberto Bimboni (for Winona) J. Lewis Browne (for The Corsican Girl (La Corsicana)) Simon Bucharoff (for Sakahra and The Echo) Charles Wakefield Cadman (for Shanewis) Charles Frederick Carlson (for Phelias) Ernest Trow Carter (for The White Bird) Frederick Shepherd Converse (for The Pipe of Desire) Walter Damrosch (for Cyrano) Francesco Bartolomeo de Leone (for Alglala) Henry ...more...

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The Lady Is Willing (1942 film)

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The Lady Is Willing (1942 film)

The Lady is Willing is a 1942 Columbia Pictures screwball comedy film starring Marlene Dietrich and Fred MacMurray, directed by Mitchell Leisen.[1] Plot Elizabeth Madden (Marlene Dietrich) longs for motherhood but has no husband. Her desire appears to be fulfilled when she finds an abandoned baby, but she doesn't have a clue on how to raise it. She finds divorced pediatrician, Dr. Corey McBain (Fred MacMurray), to help her with the child.[2] Cast Marlene Dietrich as Elizabeth 'Liza' Madden Fred MacMurray as Dr. Corey T. McBain Aline MacMahon as Buddy Stanley Ridges as Kenneth Hanline Arline Judge as Frances Roger Clark as Victor Marietta Canty as Mary Lou David James as Baby Corey Ruth Ford as Myrtle Glossamer Harvey Stephens as Dr. Golding Harry Shannon as Detective Sergeant Barnes Elisabeth Risdon as Mrs. Cummings Charles Lane as K.K. Miller Murray Alper as Joe Quig Kitty Kelly as Nellie Quig Ray Walker as Reporter References The Lady is Willing profile http://w ...more...

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Sam Coslow

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Sam Coslow

Sam Coslow (December 27, 1902 – April 2, 1982) was an American songwriter, singer, film producer, publisher, and market analyst. Coslow was born in New York City.[1] He began writing songs as a teenager. He contributed songs to Broadway revues, formed the music publishing company Spier and Coslow with Larry Spier and made a number of recordings as a performer.[2] With the explosion of film musicals in the late 1920s, Hollywood attracted a number of ambitious young songwriters, and Coslow joined them in 1929.[1] Coslow and his partner Larry Spier sold their publishing business to Paramount Pictures and Coslow became a Paramount songwriter.[2] One of his first assignments for the studio was the score for the 1930 film The Virtuous Sin. He formed a successful partnership with composer Arthur Johnston and together they provided the scores for a number of films including Bing Crosby vehicles.[3] Coslow became a film producer in the 1940s and won the Academy Award for Best Short Film for his production Heavenly M ...more...

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This Is the Night (film)

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This Is the Night (film)

This Is the Night is a 1932 American Pre-Code comedy film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Frank Tuttle, and starring Lili Damita, Charles Ruggles, Roland Young, Thelma Todd and Cary Grant in his film debut. The fil, is based on the 1923 play Pouche by Henri Falk and René Peter, and the 1925 English-language adaptation Naughty Cinderella written by Avery Hopwood. The plays had already been adapted for film once before as Good and Naughty (1926) with Pola Negri. Night scenes in this film were intended to be seen in blue tint. Tinting is used on the restored 2011 single DVD version released by Turner Classic Movies. However, tinting was absent from recent prints prior to restoration. The version shown on the TCM cable channel in the 1990s was not tinted, nor is the version in the 2016 DVD set "Cary Grant - The Vault Collection". Plot Thelma Todd, Roland Young and Lili Damita in This Is the Night When Claire Mathewson's husband Stephen comes back unexpectedly from the 1932 Summer Olympics, where ...more...

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Black Legion (film)

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Black Legion (film)

Black Legion is a 1937 American crime drama film, directed by Archie Mayo, with a script by Abem Finkel and William Wister Haines based on an original story by producer Robert Lord. The film stars Humphrey Bogart, Dick Foran, Erin O'Brien-Moore and Ann Sheridan. It is a fictionalized treatment of the historic Black Legion of the 1930s in Michigan,[1] a white vigilante group. A third of its members lived in Detroit, which had also been a center of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s. The plot is based on the May 1935 kidnapping and murder in Detroit of Charles A. Poole, a Works Progress Administration organizer.[1] Twelve men were tried and 11 convicted of his murder; all were sentenced to life. Authorities prosecuted another 37 men for related crimes; they were also convicted and sentenced to prison, breaking up the Legion. Columbia Pictures had made Legion of Terror (1936) based on the same case.[1] Black Legion was praised by critics for its dramatization of a dark social phenomenon. It was one of several films ...more...

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No Man of Her Own (1932 film)

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No Man of Her Own (1932 film)

No Man of Her Own is a 1932 American pre-Code romantic drama starring Clark Gable and Carole Lombard as a married couple in their only film together, several years before their own legendary marriage in real life. The movie was directed by Wesley Ruggles, and originated as an adaptation of No Bed of Her Own, a 1932 novel by Val Lewton, but ended up based more on a story by Benjamin Glazer and Edmund Goulding, although it retained the title it got from Lewton's novel. It is not related to the 1950 film of the same name. Released just three years after the stock market crash of 1929, the plot focuses on the character "Babe" Stewart (played by Gable), a card sharp and gambling cheat, and "Connie Randall", a street-wise librarian with whom he develops a relationship. Prevalent themes throughout the story include crime, gambling, dishonesty, love, commitment and redemption.[1] Plot Card sharp "Babe" Stewart (Clark Gable) and his cronies, Kay Everly (Dorothy Mackaill), Charlie Vane (Grant Mitchell), and Vargas ( ...more...

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One Hour with You

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One Hour with You

One Hour with You is a 1932 American pre-Code musical comedy film about a married couple who find themselves attracted to other people. It was produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch "with the assistance of" George Cukor, and written by Samson Raphaelson, from the play Only a Dream by Lothar Schmidt. It stars Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald and Genevieve Tobin and features Charles Ruggles and Roland Young. A French-language version, called Une heure près de toi was made simultaneously, with Lili Damita playing Genevieve Tobin's role. The film is a musical remake of The Marriage Circle (1924), the second film that Lubitsch made in the United States.[1] In 1932, One Hour with You was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. The film was preserved by the UCLA Film & Television Archive with the original color tints restored. Plot Parisian doctor Andre Bertier (Maurice Chevalier) is faithful to his loving wife, Colette (Jeanette MacDonald), much to the surprise of his lovely female patients ...more...

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The Match King

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The Match King

The Match King is a 1932 American Pre-Code drama film made by First National Pictures, directed by William Keighley and Howard Bretherton. The film starred Warren William and Lili Damita, and follows the rise and fall of Swedish safety match tycoon Ivar Kreuger. Based on the novel by Einar Thorvaldson, the film was released in December 31, 1932.[2] Plot Though a lowly Chicago street cleaner, Swedish immigrant Paul Kroll (Warren William) is ambitious and unscrupulous. When a fellow employee is fired (due to one of Kroll's schemes), Kroll convinces his foreman (John Wray) to keep him on the payroll (officially at least) so they can split his salary. Soon there are eight "phantom" workers, and Kroll and his partner have amassed $460. However, Kroll has been romancing his partner's wife, Babe (Glenda Farrell), behind his back. Meanwhile, he has also been lying to the people of his hometown, telling them what a successful businessman he has become. As a result, when the local match factory is in trouble, his un ...more...

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Every Woman Has Something

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Every Woman Has Something

Every Woman Has Something (German:Jede Frau hat etwas) is a 1931 American comedy film directed by Leo Mittler and starring Trude Berliner, Willy Clever and Kurt Vespermann.[1] It is the German-language version of the 1930 film Honey. Several other language versions were made, as was common in the early years of sound when multi-language versions were made to release in different countries. Cast Trude Berliner as Olivia Dangerfield Willy Clever as Burton Kurt Vespermann as Charles Dangerfield, Bruder Annie Ann as Cora Falkner, Tochter Ida Perry as Frau Falkner Karl Harbacher as Weeks Kurt Lilien as Williams, Privatdetektiv Zacharova as Mayme, Stubenmädchen Alexandra Nalder as Doris, ihre Tochter References Stach & Morsbach p.54 Bibliography Babett Stach & Helmut Morsbach. German film posters: 1895 - 1945. Walter de Gruyter, 1992. External links Every Woman Has Something on IMDb ...more...

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A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine

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A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine

A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine is a musical comedy consisting of two essentially independent one-act plays, with a book and lyrics by Dick Vosburgh and music by Frank Lazarus. Additionally, songs by other composers are incorporated into the score. The musical premiered in the West End and then ran on Broadway. Plot overview The first act, A Day in Hollywood, is a revue of classic Hollywood songs of the 1930s performed by singers and dancers representing ushers from Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The second, A Night in the Ukraine, is loosely based on Anton Chekhov's one-act play The Bear, and is presented in the style of a Marx Brothers movie. In a review of a regional production the reviewer from The New York Times commented that the musical "...has a hybrid score that lists music by Frank Lazarus, with book and lyrics by Dick Vosburgh, additional songs composed by Jerry Herman and a solid midsection medley devoted to the prolific composer of popular movie music, Richard A. Whiting. We are treated ...more...

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The Rich Are Always with Us

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The Rich Are Always with Us

The Rich Are Always with Us is a 1932 American pre-Code romantic comedy-drama film directed by Alfred E. Green and starring Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, and Bette Davis. The screenplay by Austin Parker is based on the novel of the same name by Ethel Pettit. Plot New York City socialite Caroline Grannard and her wealthy stockbroker husband Greg seemingly have a happy marriage until she learns about his affair with Allison Adair. When she confronts him, he confesses he wants a divorce. While en route to an assignment in Romania, novelist and war correspondent Julian Tierney, long in love with Caroline, meets her in Paris after her divorce is finalized and asks her to marry him. Although she insists she no longer has feelings for her ex-husband, she asks Julian for time to consider his proposal, and he departs without her. Caroline returns to the United States and discovers Greg and Alison are expecting a baby. Malbro, who has been trying to entice Julian into a romantic relationship without much success, ...more...

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Three Russian Girls

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Three Russian Girls

Three Russian Girls is a 1943 American World War II pro-Soviet propaganda film produced by R-F Productions and distributed by United Artists. It followed in the footsteps of Mission to Moscow (1943). It was nominated for an Oscar in 1945 for best musical score. It starred Anna Sten. Cast Anna Sten as Natasha Kent Smith as John Hill Mimi Forsythe as Tamara Alexander Granach as Major Braginski Kathy Frye as Chijik Kane Richmond as Sergei Manart Kippen as Doctor Jack Gardner as Misha Marcia Lenack as Shoora Mary Herriot as Zina External links Three Russian Girls at the American Film Institute Catalog Three Russian Girls on IMDb ...more...

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Complete First National Band Recordings

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Complete First National Band Recordings

Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic [1] Take Country Back (favorable)[2] Complete First National Band Recordings (or simply Complete) is a compilation album by Michael Nesmith, released in 1993. It contains the three albums Nesmith recorded with the First National Band in 1970 and 1971 on a two-CD set. Magnetic South (minus "First National Rag") and Loose Salute are on the first CD, while Nevada Fighter is on the second CD. Magnetic South was previously reissued in 1999 as 16 Original Classics with five bonus tracks.[3] It was also reissued with Loose Salute on CD by BMG International in 2000. Both albums were remastered for this release.[4] Complete does not include remastered tracks. Despite being billed as the complete recordings of the First National Band, the 2-disc set does not include "First National Rag" from Magnetic South, "First National Dance" (a bonus track on Loose Salute) or "Rose City Chimes", the B-side to "Little Red Rider". Track listing All songs written ...more...

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12th Academy Awards

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12th Academy Awards

The 12th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best in film for 1939. The ceremony was held on February 29, 1940, at a banquet in the Coconut Grove at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.[1] It was hosted by Bob Hope (in his first of nineteen turns as host). David O. Selznick's production Gone with the Wind received the most nominations of the year with thirteen. Other films receiving multiple nominations included: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; Wuthering Heights; Goodbye, Mr. Chips; Stagecoach; Love Affair; The Wizard of Oz; The Rains Came; The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex; Ninotchka; Of Mice and Men; and Dark Victory. This was the first year in which an Academy Award (also known as an Oscar) was awarded in the category of special effects. (Previously, however, "special achievement" awards for effects had occasionally been conferred.) This was also the first time that two awards for cinematography were presented (one for a color fi ...more...

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Midnight Club (film)

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Midnight Club (film)

Midnight Club is a 1933 American pre-Code crime drama about a gang of London jewel thieves infiltrated by an undercover agent (George Raft). The film was directed by Alexander Hall and George Somnes.[2] Cast Clive Brook as Colin Grant George Raft as Nick Mason Helen Vinson as Iris Whitney Alison Skipworth as Lady Barrett-Smythe Sir Guy Standing as Commissioner Hope Alan Mowbray as Arthur Bradley References Goble, Alan (1999). The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter. p. 352. ISBN 978-3-11-095194-3. Aaker, Everett (2013). George Raft: The Films. McFarland. pp. 38–40. ISBN 978-0-7864-9313-5. External links Midnight Club on IMDb ...more...

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Destination Unknown (1933 film)

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Destination Unknown (1933 film)

Destination Unknown is a 1933 American pre-Code drama film directed by Tay Garnett and written by Tom Buckingham. The film stars Pat O'Brien, Ralph Bellamy, Alan Hale, Sr., Russell Hopton, Tom Brown and Betty Compson. The film was released on April 1, 1933, by Universal Pictures.[1][2][3] Plot Cast Pat O'Brien as Matt Brennan Ralph Bellamy as Stowaway Alan Hale, Sr. as Lundstrom Russell Hopton as Georgie Tom Brown as Johnny Betty Compson as Ruby Smith Noel Madison as Maxie Stanley Fields as Gattallo Rollo Lloyd as Dr. Fram Willard Robertson as Joe Shano Charles Middleton as Turk Richard Alexander as Alex Forrester Harvey as Ring George Regas as Tauru References "Destination Unknown (1933) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2016-01-05. Hall, Mordaunt (1933-04-08). "Movie Review - Destination Unknown - A Melodrama Largely Concerned With the Thirst for Water of Those on a Becalmed Rum-Runner". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2016-01-05. "Destination Unknown". Afi.com. Retrieved 2016 ...more...

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The Hole in the Wall (1929 film)

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The Hole in the Wall (1929 film)

The Hole in the Wall is a 1929 mystery drama film directed by Robert Florey, and starring Claudette Colbert and Edward G. Robinson. This film marks the first appearance of Edward G. Robinson as a gangster. The film is a remake of an earlier 1921 silent The Hole in the Wall. Cast Claudette Colbert as Jean Oliver Edward G. Robinson as The Fox David Newell as Gordon Grant Nellie Savage as Madame Mystera Donald Meek as Goofy Alan Brooks as Jim Louise Closser Hale as Mrs. Ramsay Katherine Emmet as Mrs. Carlake Marcia Kagno as Marcia Barry Macollum as Dogface George MacQuarrie as Inspector Helen Crane as Mrs. Lyons External links The Hole in the Wall at the TCM Movie Database The Hole in the Wall on IMDb The Hole in the Wall at AllMovie ...more...

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Film score

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Film score

A film score (also sometimes called background score, background music, film soundtrack, film music, or incidental music) is original music written specifically to accompany a film. The score forms part of the film's soundtrack, which also usually includes pre-existing music, dialogue and sound effects, and comprises a number of orchestral, instrumental, or choral pieces called cues, which are timed to begin and end at specific points during the film in order to enhance the dramatic narrative and the emotional impact of the scene in question.[1] Scores are written by one or more composers, under the guidance of, or in collaboration with, the film's director or producer and are then usually performed by an ensemble of musicians – most often comprising an orchestra or band, instrumental soloists, and choir or vocalists – and recorded by a sound engineer. Film scores encompass an enormous variety of styles of music, depending on the nature of the films they accompany. The majority of scores are orchestral works ...more...

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Interference (film)

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Interference (film)

Interference is a 1928 early sound drama film directed by Lothar Mendes and starring Clive Brook, William Powell and Evelyn Brent. This was Paramount Pictures' first ever full talking movie. It was also simultaneously filmed as a silent. The film was based on the play Interference, a Play in Three Acts by Roland Pertwee and Harold Dearden. In England when a first husband turns out not to be dead, blackmail leads to murder.[1][2] In 1935 it was remade by Paramount as Without Regret. Cast William Powell as Philip Voaze Evelyn Brent as Deborah Kane Clive Brook as Sir John Marlay Doris Kenyon as Faith Marlay Tom Ricketts as Charles Smith Brandon Hurst as Inspector Haynes Louis Payne as Childers Wilfred Noy as Dr. Gray Donald Stuart as Freddie Clyde Cook as Hearse Driver References Interference at silentera.com database (released in silent and sound versions) ""INTERFERENCE"". Table Talk (3168). Victoria, Australia. 24 January 1929. p. 27. Retrieved 29 October 2017 – via National Lib ...more...

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Sing You Sinners (film)

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Sing You Sinners (film)

Sing You Sinners is a 1938 American musical comedy film directed by Wesley Ruggles and starring Bing Crosby, Fred MacMurray, Ellen Drew, and Donald O'Connor.[1] Written by Claude Binyon, the film is about three singing brothers who go to California to find their fortune. Initially the film was to be titled "The Unholy Beebes" and then "Harmony for Three" before finishing with "Sing You Sinners".[2] Filming took place in April/May 1938 in Hollywood. Race track scenes were filmed at the Pomona Fairgrounds and at Santa Anita using two dozen of Crosby's horses.[3] Sing You Sinners was premiered on August 5, 1938 at the Del Mar racetrack with the New York premiere taking place on August 16. The film introduced the two Crosby hit songs "Small Fry" and "I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams". Crosby recorded the former title as a duet with Johnny Mercer for Decca Records. Plot The three Beebe brothers are talented singers looking to make their way in the world. Joe Beebe (Bing Crosby) is a chronic gambler and a source o ...more...

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Waterfront (1928 film)

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Waterfront (1928 film)

Waterfront is a 1928 silent film released with sound effects and music, produced and released by First National Pictures. The film was directed by William A. Seiter and starred Dorothy Mackaill and Jack Mulhall, then a popular duo under the First National banner.[1] Cast Dorothy Mackaill - Peggy Ann Andrews Jack Mulhall - Jack Dowling James Bradbury Sr. - Peter Seastrom Knute Erickson - Captain John Andrews Ben Hendricks Jr. - Oilcan Olson William Bailey - Brute Mullin Pat Harmon - Oiler Preservation status The new Library of Congress database shows a print surviving complete at Cineteca Italiana in Milan.[2] References The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute (1971) The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: Waterfront External links Waterfront on IMDb Waterfront at AllMovie ...more...

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Adam Had Four Sons

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Adam Had Four Sons

Adam Had Four Sons is a 1941 drama and romance film directed by Gregory Ratoff and starring Ingrid Bergman, Warner Baxter, Susan Hayward and Fay Wray.[1] The supporting cast features Richard Denning and June Lockhart.[2] Plot Adam Stoddard (Warner Baxter) is a wealthy, easy-going family patriarch who falls on hard times after the death of his wife Molly (Fay Wray) and a stock market crash in 1907 that wipes out his wealth. Recently arrived governess Emilie (Ingrid Bergman) works to keep the family together. But with the loss of Adam's fortune, the boys are sent off to boarding school, their schooling paid for by wealthy, aged Cousin Phillipa (Helen Westley). Emilie must return to France until Adam can afford to repurchase the family estate and recall her to look after it. Reversing his fortunes takes Adam several years. By then, the three older boys are fighting in World War I. Then, just as the family is getting back to its former way of life... One son, David (Johnny Downs) returns with his new wife, Hes ...more...

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