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Edgar Fairchild

Edgar Fairchild



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Music (feature film)

Cradle Will Rock (1999)
The story of the staging of Marc Blitzstein's 1937 musical "The Cradle Will Rock", which the government placed an injunction against. The actors led the audience through New York to another venue and acted in the auditorium without props or costumes, just one action during the charged Depression-era
For the Love of Mary (1948) as Composer
For the Love of Mary (1948) as Miss Durbin's songs conducted by
If You Knew Susie (1948) as Music Score
A vaudeville couple tries to retire but gets mixed up with gangsters.
Smash Up--The Story of a Woman (1947) as Composer
A singer''''s wife turns to the bottle when she fears she''''s lost her husband to success.
Idea Girl (1946) as Composer
Larry Brewster (Jess Barker), partner in the music publishing firm of Brewster and Crow, returns from a trip to find that his partner, J. C. Crow (Alan Mowbray) has hired Pat O'Rourke (Julie Bishop)as a song plugger. Larry doesn't approve of the plan and, in a bad mood, refuses to see composer Wilfred Potts (George Dolenz)who is offering a song for publication. Pat, in spite of Larry's objections, stays on the job. She has the firm promote an amateur song-writing contest, and the winner is a submission by Potts, but because he used the name of Wicks, the firm can't locate him and is facing prosecution on charges of using the mail to conduct a fraudulent contest.
Little Giant (1946) as Mus score and dir
Lou Costello plays a country bumpkin vacuum-cleaner salesman, working for the company run by the crooked Bud Abbott. To try to keep him under his thumb, Abbott convinces Costello that he's a crackerjack salesman. This comedy is somewhat like "The Time of Their Lives," in that Abbott and Costello don't have much screen time together and there are very few vaudeville bits woven into the plot.
Girl on the Spot (1946) as Music Director
Eleven Gilbert & Sullivan numbers are melded within the murder-mystery plot of "Girl on the Spot", with a result that either G&S and/or the plot are always seemingly on stage-wait or in the wings awaiting a cue. Lois Collier is the girl-on-the-spot of the title because she was on the scene of a murder. The police conclude she didn't do it and they use her to set a trap for the real killer, a G&S addict, by financing a Broadway production starring Collier. The police department evidently found the money for financing a Broadway show under "Misc.Expenses" in the city budget.
Because of Him (1946) as Mus dir for Miss Durbin
A beautiful young woman, an aspiring actress, trick a famous stage star into signing a letter recommending her talents to a producer friend, with amusing results.
She Wrote the Book (1946) as Music Director
A plain-Jane math professor (Joan Davis) at a small midwestern college is talked into journeying to New York on behalf of a colleague who has written a steamy bestseller under an assumed name. While in the big city, the math prof receives a bump on the head which brings on a form of amnesia. She begins to believe she is the author of the sultry book, and has actually lived its story. Now freed from her inhibitions, the lady professor sashays about with abandon. With a PR man (Jack Oakie) in tow, she crashes a party of swells at the home of a wealthy industrialist (Thurston Hall) and pressures him into making a large contribution to her tiny college back home.
Blonde Alibi (1946) as Music Director
Black Angel (1946) as Composer
Kirk Bennett is falsely sentenced to death for killing blackmailer Mavis Marlowe, ex-wife of nice-guy drunk Martin Blair. Bennett's stand-up wife Catherine tries to prove him innocent, enlisting the aid of Blair, who falls in love with her. Bennett's execution draws near as the two pose as piano player and singer, trying to get the goods on sleazy nightclub owner Marko, a prime suspect. Failing to nail Marko, Catherine goes off to meet with her husband, scheduled to die the next morning, and Blair slips into an alcoholic stupor before the real killer is revealed.
Here Come the Co-Eds (1945) as Composer
Night Club Girl (1945) as Composer
The Beautiful Cheat (1945) as Composer
Frontier Gal (1945) as Composer
Her Lucky Night (1945) as Music Director
Pursuit to Algiers (1945) as Music Director
Sherlock Holmes tries to protect a foreign leader traveling on an ocean liner.
I'll Remember April (1945) as Music Director
Night Club Girl (1945) as Mus score and cond
Shady Lady (1945) as Mus dir for Miss Simms
Penthouse Rhythm (1945) as Music Director
Lady on a Train (1945) as Mus dir for Miss Durbin
A young woman enlists a mystery writer to help her solve a murder when the corpse vanishes.
House of Dracula (1945) as Music Director
A mad scientist's experiments attract Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein monster.
The Naughty Nineties (1945) as Music Director
In the gay '90s, cardsharps take over a Mississippi riverboat from a kindly captain. Their first act is to change the showboat into a floating gambling house. A ham actor and his bumbling sidekick try to devise a way to help the captain regain ownership of the vessel.
The Crimson Canary (1945) as Mus dir, background music in "Jazz"
Here Come the Co-Eds (1945) as Music Director
Song of the Sarong (1945) as Music Director
Swing Out Sister (1945) as Composer
The Naughty Nineties (1945) as Composer
In the gay '90s, cardsharps take over a Mississippi riverboat from a kindly captain. Their first act is to change the showboat into a floating gambling house. A ham actor and his bumbling sidekick try to devise a way to help the captain regain ownership of the vessel.
Shady Lady (1945) as Composer
In Society (1944) as Music Director
Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair an invitation to a fancy party and an entree into high society. As expected, things don't go too smoothly.
Can't Help Singing (1944) as Mus dir for Miss Durbin
A senator''''s daughter follows her boyfriend in the days of the California gold rush.

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