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 Posted:   Jul 10, 2014 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   gsteven   (Member)

I wonder if anyone knows the back story on the music for this Jean Simmons film? Much of the score "sounds" like Waxman and is eerily effective, the title song by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy McHugh goes unused in the score proper, Ray Heindorf receives screen credit for music, and many composers' scores can be heard (less effective) in bits and pieces, witness the IMDB music credits:
Ray Heindorf ... music supervisor
David Buttolph ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ray Heindorf ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Alex North ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Max Steiner ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Franz Waxman... composer: stock music (uncredited)

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2014 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   Jeff Eldridge   (Member)

The film was released in November 1958 and was likely affected by the musicians' strike of that year.

From The Encyclopedia of Strikes in American History (http://goo.gl/3udoUq):

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2014 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   gsteven   (Member)

Thanks Jeff! A challenging game might be to pick whose music was used to score what scenes! I hear bits of Steiner as Charlotte returns home to Cape Marble (actually Marblehead MA and the 1731 Lafayette House)....

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2014 - 4:32 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I Always enjoyed the main theme song.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2014 - 5:15 PM   
 By:   gsteven   (Member)

I Always enjoyed the main theme song.

Same here! While it doesn't really set the mood for the film, it is a lovely song. I found the Mary Kaye 45 some time ago; curiously, she receives no screen credit.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2014 - 4:59 AM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)

I would love to own this score on a cd - what a strange collection of themes.

music from Night unto NIght (Waxman)
Between Two Worlds (Korngold)
Now Voyager - Steiner and more
and a title song that has nothing to do with anything Warner Archives release it on dvd last year.
Yet another great Jean Simmons performance.

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2014 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   Jeff Eldridge   (Member)

I would love to own this score on a cd

Maybe Bruce Kimmel can help with that:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=87979&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2014 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

I would love to own this score on a cd

Maybe Bruce Kimmel can help with that:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=87979&forumID=1&archive=0



Has Bruce Kimmel (or anyone, for that matter) released a Warner Bros.-controlled (RKO, MGM, Allied Artists/Monogram,WBros) "Golden Age" score recently??? Offhand, I can't think of any.

It feels to me that something happened after Lukas Kendall/FSM---who had a pretty exclusive claim on this older WB/Turner material---closed-up shop and left the Warner Bros-licensing scene---the Rhino division, with whom Kendall worked, became quiet. Then WaterTower Records turned up and began licensing NEWER "old" material, but not OLDER "old" material.

I wonder if George Feltenstein (or someone similar at WBros) will one day issue a surprise press release announcing a new concept of "boutique" made-on-demand soundtrack discs a la "the Warner Archive" video division. This kind of development would allow WB to issue previously unreleased scores and musicals from the '30s, '40s, '50s (as well as reissues of selected Lukas and Rhino music masters), releasing a few each month and building a saleable library with only mastering costs---and not pressing or warehousing costs---involved.

Get yours now! The "WarnerMusic Archive".......only $19.95 for a CDr of "Marie Antoinette", "The Human Comedy", "Give a Girl a Break", "Les Girls", "Maytime", "The Picture of Dorian Gray".........

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2014 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)


Warner Bros. has always been a problem it seems. Lukas once told me maybe 12 or more years ago that WB only wanted to do 2 golden age cds a year!

I too sure miss the FSM golden age cds from WB, MGM etc. Can't another label pick up this and issue even just a few WB golden age cds?

I don't know how much WB golden age music still exists, but there must be at least some Steiner, Waxman, Tiomkin etc. available.

If BYU is now unable to continue with their great Max Steiner cds, can't other labels issue even a few?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2014 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

Warner Bros. has always been a problem it seems. Lukas once told me maybe 12 or more years ago that WB only wanted to do 2 golden age cds a year!

I too sure miss the FSM golden age cds from WB, MGM etc. Can't another label pick up this and issue even just a few WB golden age cds?

I don't know how much WB golden age music still exists, but there must be at least some Steiner, Waxman, Tiomkin etc. available.

If BYU is now unable to continue with their great Max Steiner cds, can't other labels issue even a few?



Have you considered the possibility that Warner Bros. wants its Max Steiner scores back via the acetates held at BYU, and that Warners is the problem with BYU continuing, not BYU?

I have a feeling that this is an issue of Warner Bros. gathering all its old filmmusic resources together (along with the Turner assets) under its own control, for a push (by WaterTower) to expand into the boutique soundtrack CD business within the Warner Archive Collection model.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2014 - 8:51 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Warner Bros. has always been a problem it seems. Lukas once told me maybe 12 or more years ago that WB only wanted to do 2 golden age cds a year!

I too sure miss the FSM golden age cds from WB, MGM etc. Can't another label pick up this and issue even just a few WB golden age cds?

I don't know how much WB golden age music still exists, but there must be at least some Steiner, Waxman, Tiomkin etc. available.

If BYU is now unable to continue with their great Max Steiner cds, can't other labels issue even a few?



Have you considered the possibility that Warner Bros. wants its Max Steiner scores back via the acetates held at BYU, and that Warners is the problem with BYU continuing, not BYU?

I have a feeling that this is an issue of Warner Bros. gathering all its old filmmusic resources together (along with the Turner assets) under its own control, for a push (by WaterTower) to expand into the boutique soundtrack CD business within the Warner Archive Collection model.




I don't know why Manderley, but all the labels have given us no WB Max Steiner!

Just BYU have given us a great WB Steiner series of cds. The last one was The Letter, August of 2007! That was 7 years ago .......

We did get the amazing newly recorded Steiner cds from John Morgan and Bill Stromberg. I'm grateful for that.

Well, maybe in the future we will see some WB Max ........



 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2014 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

I wonder if anyone knows the back story on the music for this Jean Simmons film? Much of the score "sounds" like Waxman and is eerily effective, the title song by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy McHugh goes unused in the score proper, Ray Heindorf receives screen credit for music, and many composers' scores can be heard (less effective) in bits and pieces, witness the IMDB music credits:
Ray Heindorf ... music supervisor
David Buttolph ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ray Heindorf ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Alex North ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Max Steiner ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Franz Waxman... composer: stock music (uncredited)


LOL so there I am watching this on TCM last night never having hoid of the thing and damn if I'm not saying to myself, that sounds like Waxman, why not it takes place in New England...and then a few minutes later I'm thinking, now wait, that sounds like Max so this has got to be a Warner Bros. film...and you wonder why I'm ROTF after catching this post?!

 
 
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 Posted:   Mar 20, 2018 - 5:07 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

I'm glad the spammers bumped this, because it might get brainy people like Jeff Eldridge etc to have a look at the Gil Mellé thread, and THE SCREAMING WOMAN one, both which mention the nine-week strike that affected music for US TV back in '71/'72.

 
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