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 Posted:   Aug 4, 2021 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

“Angels Over Broadway” (working title “Before I Die”) is a 1940 American film noir drama film starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Rita Hayworth, Thomas Mitchell and John Qualen. Ben Hecht, who co-directed (with cinematographer Lee Garmes), co-produced and wrote the screenplay, was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Fairbanks Jr. co-produced, helping persuade Harry Cohn of Columbia to finance. Cohn gave them Rita Hayworth, in her first leading role in an "A" picture. "Cohn couldn't figure out what the picture was about but neither could we," said Fairbanks Jr.

Ben Hecht turned to his regular collaborator, composer George Antheil to write the original score. There is relatively little of his music contained in the film. Morris Stoloff conducts. Uncredited stock music is attributed to Germaine Ortala Leclerc. The musical suite featured in the video below may contain also some of Leclerc’s music.

Synopsis: "A cuckolded embezzler on the verge of suicide is helped by a tout, an alcoholic playwright, and a pick-up girl to reimburse the money with a gambling sting."

This video contains music with some dialogue & sound effects.


Suite from Angels over Broadway




0:00 Main Titles
0:41 Intro
0:49 Sequence 2
1:44 Sequence 3
3:35 Sequence 4 (Source - Germaine Ortala Leclerc)
4:01 Sequence 5
4:36 Sequence 6
4:46 Sequence 7
5:14 Sequence 8
6:18 Sequence 9a & 9b
6:44 Sequence 10a & 10b
7:00 Finale & End Titles
7:22 End Cast




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See also these George Antheil topics:


BALLET MECANIQUE (1924) - Score & Concert Music
https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=144905

George Antheil, Cecil B. De Mille & Boris Morros – UNION PACIFIC (1939 – The rejected score)
https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=144656

SPECTER OF THE ROSE (1946)
https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=144602

THAT BRENNAN GIRL aka TOUGH GIRL (1946/1951) - also presenting some clips from other Antheil scores
https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=144512

WE WERE STRANGERS (1949)
https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=144944

HOUSE BY THE RIVER (1950)
https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=144679

THE SNIPER (1952)
https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=145107

THE JUGGLER (1953)
https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=144559

JESSIE JAMES' WOMEN (1954) - Film Song “CARELESS LOVER” performed by Lita Baron
https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=144708

HUNTERS OF THE DEEP (1954)
https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=145484

NOT AS A STRANGER (1955)
https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=144803

THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION (1957) – 2009 discussion concerning a possible rerecording
https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=59888

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (1957-1966) – 20TH CENTURY WITH MIKE WALLACE (1994-2005)
https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=145267

Jerome Moross on George Antheil (1979 Interview) – ONCE IN A BLUE MOON (1935)
https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=145177

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2021 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

Ben Hecht hired George Antheil on a regualar basis to score most of the films Hecht directed or co-directed:

- The Scoundrel (1935) (uncredited)

- Once in a Blue Moon (1935)

- Angels Over Broadway (1940)

- Specter of the Rose (1946)

- Actors and Sin (1952)



In 1943, George Antheil composed "The Ben Hecht Valses".

Judy Pang on the piano:





Here is another performance by James Adler

 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2021 - 12:33 PM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

I've revised the suite and added chapters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgpYVzXwp6Q

(embedded video, see above):


0:00 Main Titles
0:41 Intro
0:49 Sequence 2
1:44 Sequence 3
3:35 Sequence 4 (Source - Germaine Ortala Leclerc)
4:01 Sequence 5
4:36 Sequence 6
4:46 Sequence 7
5:14 Sequence 8
6:18 Sequence 9a & 9b
6:44 Sequence 10a & 10b
7:00 Finale & End Titles
7:22 End Cast

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2021 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)



Source Music not by Antheil.




Underscore by Antheil.

 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2021 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

Antheil Action «Copping a Sneak»




Antheil Suspense «$3000 Short»

 
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