Morris Stoloff Movies List

Morris Stoloff
Morris Stoloff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Morris Stoloff Filmography

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Song Without End
Song Without End ( English )
Music Director: Morris Stoloff , Harry Sukman
Release date: 11-08-1960
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma ( English )
Director: Delmer Daves , Sam Nelson
Music Director: George Duning , John P. Livadary , J.S. Westmoreland , John Speak , Arthur Morton , Morris Stoloff
Release date: 07-08-1957
Three Stripes in the Sun
Artist: Aldo Ray , Phil Carey , Dick York , Chuck Connors , Camille Janclaire
Music Director: George Duning , George Cooper , Arthur Morton , Morris Stoloff , Arthur Morton , Morris Stoloff
Release date: 23-11-1955
From Here to Eternity
From Here to Eternity ( English )
Music Director: George Duning , Morris Stoloff , James Jones , Fred Karger , Robert Wells , Lodge Cunningham , Arthur Morton
Release date: 05-08-1953
Eight Iron Men
Eight Iron Men ( English )
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Music Director: Leith Stevens , Morris Stoloff
Release date: 01-12-1952
Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman ( English )
Artist: Fredric March , Mildred Dunnock , Kevin McCarthy , Cameron Mitchell , Howard Smith
Director: László Benedek , Frederick Briskin
Music Director: Alex North , Morris Stoloff , George Cooper
Release date: 20-12-1951
In a Lonely Place
In a Lonely Place ( English )
Music Director: George Antheil , Howard Fogetti , Morris Stoloff
Release date: 17-05-1950
The Reckless Moment
The Reckless Moment ( English )
Music Director: Hans J. Salter , Russell Malmgren , Morris Stoloff
Release date: 29-12-1949
All the King's Men
All the King's Men ( English )
Director: Robert Rossen , Sam Nelson , Donna M. Norridge
Music Director: Louis Gruenberg , Frank Goodwin , Morris Stoloff , Joseph Nussbaum
Release date: 08-11-1949
Miss Grant Takes Richmond
Director: Lloyd Bacon , Carl Hiecke
Music Director: Heinz Roemheld , Lambert E. Day , Morris Stoloff
Release date: 20-10-1949
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Morris Stoloff Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Morris Stoloff (1 August 1898 – 16 April 1980) was a musical composer. Stoloff worked with Sammy Davis Jr., Dinah Shore and Frank Sinatra. Stoloff worked as music director at Columbia Pictures from 1936 to 1962. Among space age pop fans, he is best remembered for his 1956 Top 10 hit that paired the swing era tune "Moonglow" with the love theme from the movie Picnic, the medley called "Moonglow and Theme from Picnic". It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA. Stoloff was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A child prodigy on the violin, Stoloff was taken under the wing of W. A. Clark. After studying with Leopold Auer for several years, Stoloff was touring the U.S. as a featured soloist at the age of 16, and joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic a year later as its youngest member ever. When sound came to motion pictures, studios came looking for musicians to provide it, and Stoloff was one of the first to cross over from classical music to movies. He was the first concertmaster on Paramount Pictures' payroll, and he worked with setting up the mechanics of a system that had to provide a steady stream of music for everything from epic dramas to serials and comedy shorts. In 1936, Stoloff moved over to Columbia Pictures, where he took the title of music director, a new position unique to the studio system. As music director, he was the chief executive responsible for providing musical production support to every film the studio released. This meant matching up composers, orchestrators, conductors, musicians and recording facilities to meet the creative scope of each project as well as its schedule and budget. Stoloff often took partial credit for a picture's score when he worked closely with a particular composer to work out a theme, motifs, and melodies. As a result, he ranks among some of the most-nominated individuals in the history of the Academy Awards. He won three Oscars for best scores, including those for Cover Girl (1944), The Jolson Story (1946), and Song Without End (1960), and was nominated 14 other times. By the late 1940s, film music was beginning to be recognized on its own, and Stoloff began recording some of the more popular numbers as singles for Decca Records. When long-play albums were perfected, the studios saw the opportunity to market more than just singles to the listening audience, and soundtrack albums became a hot commodity. Stoloff exercised his privilege as musical director to record these soundtrack albums himself, working with material from the actual scores. When Frank Sinatra founded Reprise Records in the early 1960s, he hired Stoloff as musical director; the two having worked successfully before on Pal Joey (1957). One of Stoloff's most noteworthy achievements while at Reprise was the release of a set of re-recordings of great Broadway musicals, including Kiss Me, Kate with a studio cast. Stoloff died in Los Angeles, California, aged 81.

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