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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, 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 (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." In 1918, Harling contributed incidental music to the Broadway production of the 1898 play Pan and the Young Shepherd by Maurice Hewlett . 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. 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



Harling (surname)

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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 See also All pages with a title containing Harling 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 See also All pages with a title containing Harling



Beyond the Blue Horizon (song)

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" 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 Monte Carlo . Her version reached #9 in the United States. Cover versions George Olsen and His Orchestra released a version in 1930. The song reached #5 in the United States. Phil Spitalny and His Orchestra released a version in 1930. The song reached #18 in the United States. 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 . Johnny Mathis released a version on his 1964 album The Wonderful World of Make Believe . Michael Nesmith released a version on his 1970 album Magnetic South and featured on his 1993 album Complete First National Band Recordings . Lou Christie released a version in December 1973. The song reached #12 on the adult contemporary chart and #80 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1974 . It also reached #57 in Canada . Miharu



Sing, You Sinners (song)

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" 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 Sinne



Monte Carlo (1930 film)

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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 c



Swing Around Rosie

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Swing Around Rosie is a 1959 studio album by Rosemary Clooney , accompanied by the Buddy Cole trio. 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 Swing Around Rosie is a 1959 studio album by Rosemary Clooney , acc



Cliff Jordan (album)

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Cliff Jordan is an album by American jazz saxophonist Cliff Jordan featuring performances recorded in 1957 and released on the Blue Note label. Reception The Allmusic review by awarded the album 3 stars. 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, 2010 Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 115. ISBN   0-394-72643-X . Cliff Jordan is an



Madame Butterfly (1932 film)

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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



Bispham Memorial Medal Award

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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 Purmort Eames (for



Gongs East!

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Gongs East! is an album by drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton 's Quintet recorded in 1958 and released on the Warner Bros. label. the album features some of the earliest recordings of Eric Dolphy. Reception The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: " Dolphy has quite a few short solos on this rewarding music... Recommended". 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 clarinet , flute Nathan Gershman - cello Dennis Budimir - guitar Wyatt Ruther - bass References Eric Dolphy Catalog accessed



Where Was I

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"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) "Where Was I", song by Saw



Comin' Home Baby!

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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 Al Porcino – Trumpet Ray Triscari – Trumpet Milt



Mr. Wonderful (musical)

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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 . 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 - Ethel Pearson Charlie Welch - Fred Campbel



The Godfather Part III (soundtrack)

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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 " Promise Me You'll Remember (Love Theme from The Godfather Part III) " (composed by Coppola ,



Souls at Sea

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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 (Wil



Complete First National Band Recordings

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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 by Michael Nesmith except where otherwise noted. "Calico Girlfriend" – 2:37 "Nine Times Blue" – 1:39 "Lit



Blonde Venus

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Blonde Venus is a 1932 American Pre-Code drama film starring Marlene Dietrich , Herbert Marshall , and Cary Grant . The movie was produced and directed for Paramount Pictures 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. 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 nightclub . Plot The



Back to Balboa

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Back to Balboa is an album by bandleader and pianist Stan Kenton featuring performances recorded at the Rendezvous Ballroom in 1958 and released on the Capitol label. The liner notes for the original LP release stated: "It was late in 1957 that the Rendezvous became home base for the Kenton orchestra. Balboa offered the stimulating surroundings; the Rendezvous offered a location spot between tours and incomparable acoustical properties." "The body of sound, and the crystal clear overtones achieved in this album, is attributed to the orchestra's blowing over a block-long polished dance floor and reverberating from the great arched wooden ceiling. The effect, without the use of echo chambers or electronic magic, is one which seemingly places the listener within the walls of the pastel hall." Reception Down Beat critic Don Gold wrote in his July 10, 1958 review that "Kenton, in describing Holman's "Royal Blue" in the notes, terms it exciting, powerful, and positive. He could have been describing this band." Gold



Swing You Sinners!

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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 chickens 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 in the Talkartoons series and animated by Ted Sears and Willard Bowsky . George Cannata , Shamus Culhane , Al Eugster , William Henning , Seymour Kneitel and Grim Natwick also worked on it, but are uncredited in the title card. The c



The Essential Johnny Mathis

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The Essential Johnny Mathis is a compilation album by American pop singer Johnny Mathis that was released in 2004 by Columbia Records and includes several of his early hits such as " Chances Are " and " Misty " as well as a wide assortment of selections spanning more than four decades of his recording career. An eight-song CD was added to the original two-disc set to create The Essential Johnny Mathis: Limited Edition 3.0, which was released on June 15, 2010. Track listing " Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) " ( Bart Howard ) – 3:51 "When Sunny Gets Blue" (Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal ) – 2:41 " It's Not for Me to Say " ( Robert Allen , Al Stillman ) – 3:05 " Wonderful! Wonderful! " ( Sherman Edwards , Ben Raleigh) – 2:50 " Chances Are " ( Robert Allen , Al Stillman ) – 3:03 "No Love (But Your Love)" ( Billy Myles ) – 2:18 " The Twelfth of Never " ( Jerry Livingston , Paul Francis Webster ) – 2:28 " Wild Is the Wind " ( Dimitri Tiomkin , Ned Washington ) – 2:26 "Teacher, Teacher" ( Robert Allen , Al Stillman )



Sam Coslow

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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 . 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. With the explosion of film musicals in the late 1920s, Hollywood attracted a number of ambitious young songwriters and Coslow joined the exodus in 1929. Coslow and his partner Larry Spier sold their publishing business to Paramount Pictures and Coslow became a Paramount songwriter. 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. Coslow became a film producer in the 1940s and won the Academy Award for Best Short Film for his production Heavenly Music in



Magnetic South (album)

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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



The Essential Tony Bennett

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The Essential Tony Bennett is a two-CD compilation album by Tony Bennett , released in 2002. 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 retrospective of a lengthy, hit-filled career at Columbia. ... Bennett surely re



1930 in music

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Events 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 acquire four music publishers to profit from sales in sheet music. May 10 Metropolitan Opera baritone Lawrence Tibbett 's first film The Rogue Song , a lavish Technicolor musical, is released to rave reviews. Lawrence Tibbett records the songs he sang in the film for Victor Records . The film version of the stage hit Hold Everything is released. Winnie Lightner and Joe E. Brown star in this Technicolor musical which opens to rave reviews. Of t



Sing You Sinners (film)

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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 . 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". 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. "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 sourc



Stagecoach (1939 film)

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Stagecoach is a 1939 American Western film directed by John Ford , 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. In 1995, this film

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You're Telling Me!

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You're Telling Me! is a 1934 American Pre-Code comedy film released by Paramount Pictures , and starring W. C. Fields ; this film is a remake of his earlier silent film So's Your Old Man (1926), and both films are adapted from the story Mr. Bisbee’s Princess by Julian Leonard Street . Synopsis Sam Bisbee ( W. C. Fields ) is an optometrist and an amateur inventor . His daughter Pauline ( Joan Marsh ) is in love with Bob Murchison ( Buster Crabbe ), but Bob's upper-class mother ( Kathleen Howard ) wants nothing to do with anyone related to uncouth Sam Bisbee. Even Sam's wife Bessie (Louise Carter) is ashamed of him, because he prefers to be himself rather than put on airs. Pauline is the one woman who truly loves Sam, accepting her father as he is. Sam receives a letter from the National Tire Company expressing interest in one of his inventions, puncture-proof tires that can resist bullets . He goes in his car, which is fitted with four of his tires, and offers to give a demonstration by shooting at the tires;



Richard A. Whiting

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Richard Armstrong Whiting (November 12, 1891 – February 19, 1938) was an American composer of popular songs, including the standards " Hooray for Hollywood ", " Ain't We Got Fun? " and " On the Good Ship Lollipop ". He also wrote lyrics occasionally, most notably for the standard "She's Funny That Way". He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1936 for "When Did You Leave Heaven" from the movie Sing, Baby Sing . Biography Richard Whiting was born in Peoria, Illinois , into a musical family. His father, Frank Whiting, was a real estate agent and gifted violinist; his mother Blossom was a piano teacher. Together they instilled a love of music in their son and worked towards nurturing his natural gift of piano playing. He attended the Harvard Military School in Los Angeles . Upon his graduation, Whiting started a vaudeville act with his college friend Marshall Neilan . The pair briefly toured the U.S. writing songs, singing, and playing the piano. Unfortunately neither one had the stage p



Charming Sinners

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Charming Sinners is a 1929 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Robert Milton and written by W. Somerset Maugham and Doris Anderson . The film stars Ruth Chatterton , Clive Brook , Mary Nolan , William Powell , Laura Hope Crews and Florence Eldridge . The film was released on August 17, 1929, by Paramount Pictures . Plot Cast Ruth Chatterton as Kathryn Miles Clive Brook as Robert Miles Mary Nolan as Anne-Marie Whitley William Powell as Karl Kraley Laura Hope Crews as Mrs. Carr Florence Eldridge as Helen Carr Montagu Love as George Whitley Juliette Crosby as Margaret Lorraine MacLean as Alice Claud Allister as Gregson References "Charming-Sinners - Trailer - Cast" . nytimes.com . Retrieved February 14, 2015 . "Charming Sinners" . afi.com . Retrieved July 6, 2017 . External links Charming Sinners on IMDb Charming Sinners is a 1929 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Robert Milton and written by W. Somerset Maugham and Doris Anderson . The film stars Ruth Chatterton , Clive Brook , Mary Nolan , William



Man's Castle

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Man's Castle is a 1933 Pre-Code American film directed by Frank Borzage , and starring Spencer Tracy and Loretta Young . Plot Well-dressed Bill ( Spencer Tracy ) takes pity on Trina ( Loretta Young ), a hungry young woman he meets in a city park and treats her to a dinner in a fancy restaurant. After she is finished, he informs the manager he has no money. He then raises such a ruckus that the manager is all too willing to let them go. When Bill learns that Trina is also homeless, he lets her stay at his ramshackle home in a shanty town . Among their neighbors and friends are widowed former preacher Ira ( Walter Connolly ) and Flossie ( Marjorie Rambeau ), an alcoholic older woman Ira is trying to reform. Bill is a wandering sort, unwilling to live in the same place too long. Trina falls in love with him, but wisely makes no demands that will make him feel trapped in their developing relationship. When she longs for a new stove, he raises the down payment by serving a summons on Fay La Rue ( Glenda Farrell ),



The Vagabond King (1930 film)

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The Vagabond King is a 1930 American musical operetta film photographed entirely in two-color Technicolor . The plot of the film was based on the 1925 operetta of the same name , which was based on the 1901 play If I Were King by Justin Huntly McCarthy . The play told the story of a renegade French poet named François Villon . The music of the film was based on a 1925 operetta, also based on the play If I Were King by McCarthy. The operetta is also titled The Vagabond King with music by Rudolph Friml and lyrics by Brian Hooker and W.H. Post. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction . Plot The story takes place in medieval France. King Louis XI ( O. P. Heggie ), hoping to enlist the French peasants in his upcoming battle against the Burgundians, appoints François Villon ( Dennis King ) king of France for one day. Despite being successful against the Burgundians, François Villon is sentenced to hang by King Louis XI for writing derogatory verses about him... Jeanette MacDonald is Kathe



Malibu Beach Party

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Malibu Beach Party is an American one-reel animated cartoon short subject in the Merrie Melodies series, produced in Technicolor and released to theaters on September 14, 1940 by Warner Bros. and Vitaphone . It was produced by Leon Schlesinger and directed by I. Freleng , with musical supervision by Carl W. Stalling . It is a parody of the very popular radio comedy series, The Jack Benny Show . Malibu Beach Party marks the first use of the yellow concentric circles in the opening Merrie Melodies logo as well as the last use of the opening theme's early orchestration. Synopsis Jack Bunny invites Hollywood compatriots to his home As " Avalon " is heard in the background, the on-screen invitation states, below the initials "JB", "You are cordially invited to attend a Beach Party at the Malibu Beach Home of JACK BUNNY". A coupon attached to the bottom of the invitation announces that, "THIS COUPON and 50¢ entitles the bearer to a free 25¢ blue plate lunch. DANCING • SWIMMING • DINING". A wide view is presented



The Right to Love (1930 US film)

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The Right to Love is a 1930 American Pre-Code drama film which was nominated at the 4th Academy Awards for Best Cinematography (for Charles Lang ). It was based on Glaspell's 1928 novel Brook Evans. Premise A woman's daughter learns she is illegitimate. Cast Ruth Chatterton as Brooks Evans/Naomi Kellogg Paul Lukas as Eric David Manners as Joe Copeland Irving Pichel as Caleb Evans Louise Mackintosh as Mrs. Copeland Oscar Apfel as William Kellogg Veda Buckland as Mrs. Kellogg Robert Parrish as Willie Lillian West as Martha George C. Pearce as Dr. Scudder (credited as George Pearce) References The Right to Love details , imdb.com; accessed September 1, 2015. The Right to Love details , nytimes.com; accessed September 1, 2015. Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature - Page 230 1438109105 Mary Ellen Snodgrass - 2014 ... settling in Delphi, Greece, Glaspell married the poet Norman Häghem Matson. She produced Brooke Evans (1928), the basis for the film The Right to Love (1930), and chronicled the collapse of her secon



Waterfront (1928 film)

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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. 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 . 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 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. Sei



The Hole in the Wall (1929 film)

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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. 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 Internet Movie Database The Hole in the Wall at AllMovie 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. Cast Claudette Colbert as Jean Oliver Edward G. Robinson as The Fox David Newell as Gordon Grant Nellie Savage as Madame My



Midnight Club (film)

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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 . 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 Internet Movie Database 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 . Cast Clive Brook as Colin Grant George Raft as Nick Mason Helen Vinson as Iris Whitney Alison Skipworth as Lady Barrett-Smythe Sir Guy



Men Are Such Fools (1932 film)

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Men Are Such Fools is a 1932 American Pre-Code drama film directed by William Nigh and written by Viola Brothers Shore and Ethel Doherty. The film stars Leo Carrillo , Vivienne Osborne , Una Merkel , Joseph Cawthorn and Tom Moore . The film was released on November 11, 1932, by RKO Pictures . Plot Cast Leo Carrillo as Tony Mello Vivienne Osborne as Lilli Arno Una Merkel as Molly Joseph Cawthorn as Werner Tom Moore as Tom Hyland Earle Foxe as Joe Darrow J. Farrell MacDonald as Prison Warden Randolph Paul Hurst as Stiles Albert Conti as Spinelli Paul Porcasi as Klepak Edward Nugent as Eddie Martin Lester Lee as Giuseppe References "Men Are Such Fools (1932) - Overview - TCM.com" . Turner Classic Movies . Retrieved 9 September 2014 . "Men Are Such Fools Trailer, Reviews and Schedule for Men Are Such Fools - TVGuide.com" . TV Guide . Retrieved 9 September 2014 . External links Men Are Such Fools on Internet Movie Database Men Are Such Fools is a 1932 American Pre-Code drama film directed by William Nigh and writt



The Kiss Before the Mirror

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The Kiss Before the Mirror is a 1933 American Pre-Code mystery film directed by James Whale , starring Nancy Carroll , Frank Morgan , Paul Lukas and Gloria Stuart . Plot A lawyer (Morgan) fears his own wife (Carroll) might be having an affair while he defends a cuckolded wife-killer. Cast Nancy Carroll as Maria Held Frank Morgan as Dr. Paul Held Paul Lukas as Dr. Walter Bernsdorf Gloria Stuart as Lucy Bernsdorf Jean Dixon as Hilda Donald Cook as Maria's lover Charley Grapewin as Schultz (as Charles Grapewin) Walter Pidgeon as Lucy's lover Wallis Clark as Public Prosecutor May Boley as Busybody in Courtroom Christian Rub as Man on the Wrong Floor Reginald Mason as Judge Remake The film was remade by Whale five years later as Wives Under Suspicion . External links The Kiss Before the Mirror on IMDb The Kiss Before the Mirror is a 1933 American Pre-Code mystery film directed by James Whale , starring Nancy Carroll , Frank Morgan , Paul Lukas and Gloria Stuart . Plot A lawyer (Morgan) fears his own wife (Carroll)



Destination Unknown (film)

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Destination Unknown is a 1933 American 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 . 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 2016-01-05 . External links Destination Unknown



Pick-Up (1933 film)

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Pick-Up is a 1933 American Pre-Code crime film directed by Marion Gering and starring Sylvia Sidney and George Raft . Cast Sylvia Sidney as Mary Richards George Raft as Harry Glynn William Harrigan as Jim Richards Lilian Bond as Muriel Stevens (billed as Lillian Bond) Clarence Wilson as Sam Foster George Meeker as Artie Logan Louise Beavers as Magnolia Reception The film was a box office hit. References Everett Aaker, The Films of George Raft, McFarland & Company, 2013 p. 37 External links Pick-Up on Internet Movie Database Pick-Up is a 1933 American Pre-Code crime film directed by Marion Gering and starring Sylvia Sidney and George Raft . Cast Sylvia Sidney as Mary Richards George Raft as Harry Glynn William Harrigan as Jim Richards Lilian Bond as Muriel Stevens (billed as Lillian Bond) Clarence Wilson as Sam Foster George Meeker as Artie Logan Louise Beavers as Magnolia Reception The film was a box office hit. References Everett Aaker, The Films of George Raft, McFarland & Company, 2013 p. 37 Exte



Interference (film)

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Interference is an early sound film drama released in 1928 and starring 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 Howard Dearden . When a first husband turns out not to be dead, blackmail leads to murder. 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) External links Interference on IMDb Interference at the TCM Movie Database Interference at AllMovie Interference is an early sound film drama released in 1928 and starring William Powell and Evelyn Brent . This was Paramount Pictures ' first ever ful



Every Woman Has Something

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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 . 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 Every Woman Has Something (German: Jede Frau hat etwas ) is a 1931 American comedy film directed by Leo Mittler and starr



Beauty and the Boss

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Beauty and the Boss is a 1932 American romantic comedy film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring Marian Marsh , David Manners and Warren William . It was based on a Hungarian play by Ladislas Fodor about a secretary who eventually marries her boss. In 1934 Warner Brothers' British subsidiary remade the story at Teddington Studios as The Church Mouse . The film's sets were designed by Anton Grot . Cast Marian Marsh as Susie Sachs David Manners as Baron Paul von Ullrich Warren William as Baron Josef von Ullrich Charles Butterworth as Ludwig Pfeffer Jr. Frederick Kerr as Count Von Tolheim Mary Doran as Olive 'Ollie' Frey Robert Greig as Chappel Lilian Bond as Girl at Bar Yola d'Avril as Girl in Bath Tub Harry Holman as Hotel Manager Olaf Hytten as Business Associate Barbara Leonard as Girl With Dog Polly Walters as Ludwig's Girl Leo White as Man in Elevator References Dick p.107 Bibliography Dick, Bernard F. The Merchant Prince of Poverty Row: Harry Cohn of Columbia Pictures. University Press of Kentucky. Exte



The Match King

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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. 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, hi



The Lady Is Willing (1942 film)

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The Lady is Willing is a 1942 Columbia Pictures screwball comedy film starring Marlene Dietrich and Fred MacMurray , directed by Mitchell Leisen . Plot summary 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. 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 References The Lady is Willing profile http://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-lady-is-willing-v28096 External lin



Three Russian Girls

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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 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 Brag



Adam Had Four Sons

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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 . The supporting cast features Richard Denning and June Lockhart . 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 wi



Scandal Sheet (1931 film)

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Scandal Sheet is a 1931 American crime film directed by John Cromwell and written by Oliver H.P. Garrett, Vincent Lawrence and Max Marcin . The film stars George Bancroft , Kay Francis , Clive Brook , Regis Toomey , Lucien Littlefield , Gilbert Emery and Harry Beresford . The film was released on January 31, 1931, by Paramount Pictures . Plot Newspaper editor Mark Flint cares about only two things, reporting a big story, no matter whose life it adversely affects, and Edith, his wife. He is unaware that Edith, bored by him, has been having a romantic affair with Noel Adams, a banker. Adams gives a 24-hour deadline to Edith to leave her husband or end the affair. He books passage on a steamship and packs his bags. But after a crisis develops that could ruin his bank, Flint finds out, confronts Adams and, seeing his luggage, mistakenly believes Adams is fleeing the country. He prints the story without giving Adams a chance to manage the crisis at the bank. Although his journalistic coups please Franklin, the new



The Marriage Playground

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The Marriage Playground is a 1929 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Lothar Mendes and written by Doris Anderson , J. Walter Ruben and Edith Wharton . The film stars Mary Brian , Fredric March , Lilyan Tashman , Huntley Gordon , Kay Francis , William Austin , and Seena Owen . The film was released on December 21, 1929, by Paramount Pictures . Plot Cast Mary Brian as Judith Wheater Fredric March as Martin Boyne Lilyan Tashman as Joyce Wheater Huntley Gordon as Cliff Wheater Kay Francis as Lady Wrench William Austin as Lord Wrench Seena Owen as Rose Sellers Philippe De Lacy as Terry Wheater Anita Louise as Blanca Wheater Mitzi Green as Zinnie Wheater Billy Seay as Bun Wheater Ruby Parsley as Beatrice Wheater Donald Smith as Chip Wheater Jocelyn Lee as Sybil Maude Turner Gordon as Aunt Julia Langley Armand Kaliz as Prince Matriano Joan Standing as Miss Scopey Gordon De Main as Mr. Delafield References "Movie Review - Lucky in Love - THE SCREEN; Fun and Romance" . nytimes.com . Retrieved February 15, 2015 .



Broken Lullaby

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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 atte



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