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Roy Webb (I) (1888–1982)

Trained in classical music at Columbia University, Webb worked on Broadway by the time he was in his mid-20's, not only composing incidental music, but co-writing original plays with his older brother, the director Kenneth S. Webb. By 1923, he worked as conductor/arranger on hit shows like "Music Box Revue" and "Stepping Stones". Two years later, ... See full bio »

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 1958 Teacher's Pet
 1956 The Search for Bridey Murphy (uncredited)
 1955 Blood Alley
 1955 Bengazi
 1955 The Kentuckian (uncredited)
 1955 The Sea Chase
 1955 Marty
 1955 Underwater!
 1955 The Americano
 1954 The Raid
 1954 Alaska Seas (uncredited)
 1953 Second Chance
 1953 Houdini
 1953 Split Second
 1952 The Lusty Men
 1952 This Is Cinerama (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1951 Sealed Cargo
 1950 Vendetta
 1950 Branded
 1949 Easy Living
 1949 Make Mine Laughs (uncredited)
 1949 Mighty Joe Young (musical score)
 1949 Roughshod
 1949 The Window
 1948 Race Street
 1947 Magic Town
 1947 Crossfire
 1947 Riff-Raff
 1947 The Devil Thumbs a Ride (uncredited)
 1947 The Perfect Marriage (uncredited)
 1947 Ladies' Man (uncredited)
 1946 The Locket
 1946 Genius at Work (uncredited)
 1946 Notorious
 1946 Bedlam
 1945 Dick Tracy
 1945 Cornered
 1945 George White's Scandals (uncredited)
 1945 Radio Stars on Parade (uncredited)
 1944 Nevada (uncredited)
 1944 The Seventh Cross (musical score)
 1943 The Adventures of a Rookie (uncredited)
 1943 Mr. Lucky
 1943 Bombardier
 1943 Ladies' Day
 1943 The Nazis Strike (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1942 Cat People
 1942 Seven Days' Leave (uncredited)
 1942 Army Surgeon
 1942 Joan of Paris
 1941 Playmates (uncredited)
 1941 The Bandit Trail (uncredited)
 1941 Father Takes a Wife (musical director)
 1941 Parachute Battalion (musical score)
 1941 Tom, Dick and Harry (musical score)
 1941 A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (musical score)
 1941 The Saint in Palm Springs (musical score)
 1940 Kitty Foyle
 1940 Little Men (uncredited)
 1940 You'll Find Out (uncredited)
 1940 Men Against the Sky (uncredited)
 1940 Wildcat Bus (uncredited)
 1940 Irene (uncredited)
 1940 Curtain Call
 1940 The Saint's Double Trouble (uncredited)
 1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois (musical score)
 1940 Laddie
 1939 Reno (uncredited)
 1939 That's Right - You're Wrong (uncredited)
 1939 Sued for Libel (uncredited)
 1939 Three Sons
 1939 Bad Lands
 1939 In Name Only
 1939 Career
 1939 Bachelor Mother (musical score)
 1939 Timber Stampede (uncredited)
 1939 The Girl from Mexico (uncredited)
 1939 Panama Lady (uncredited)
 1939 Sorority House (musical score)
 1939 The Rookie Cop (uncredited)
 1939 Fixer Dugan (uncredited)
 1939 They Made Her a Spy (uncredited)
 1939 Trouble in Sundown (uncredited)
 1939 Love Affair
 1939 The Saint Strikes Back (uncredited)
 1939 Beauty for the Asking (uncredited)
 1939 Boy Slaves (uncredited)
 1939 Arizona Legion (uncredited)
 1938 Next Time I Marry (uncredited)
 1938 The Law West of Tombstone (uncredited)
 1938 Lawless Valley (uncredited)
 1938 Fugitives for a Night (uncredited)
 1938 I'm from the City (uncredited)
 1938 Mother Carey's Chickens (uncredited)
 1938 Sky Giant (uncredited)
 1938 Having Wonderful Time (uncredited)
 1938 Blond Cheat (uncredited)
 1938 The Saint in New York (uncredited)
 1938 Gun Law (uncredited)
 1938 Go Chase Yourself (uncredited)
 1938 This Marriage Business (uncredited)
 1938 Condemned Women (uncredited)
 1938 Bringing Up Baby (uncredited)
 1937 She's Got Everything (uncredited)
 1937 Wise Girl (uncredited)
 1937 High Flyers (uncredited)
 1937 Living on Love (uncredited)
 1937 Saturday's Heroes (uncredited)
 1937 Stage Door (uncredited)
 1937 The Life of the Party (uncredited)
 1937 Forty Naughty Girls (uncredited)
 1937 On Again-Off Again (uncredited)
 1937 New Faces of 1937 (uncredited)
 1937 You Can't Buy Luck (uncredited)
 1937 The Outcasts of Poker Flat (uncredited)
 1937 We're on the Jury (uncredited)
 1937 They Wanted to Marry (uncredited)
 1937 Racing Lady (uncredited)
 1936 The Plough and the Stars (musical score)
 1936 Night Waitress (uncredited)
 1936 Wanted! Jane Turner (uncredited)
 1936 Make Way for a Lady (uncredited)
 1936 A Woman Rebels (uncredited)
 1936 Mummy's Boys (uncredited)
 1936 The Last of the Mohicans (uncredited)
 1936 Silly Billies (uncredited)
 1936 Two in the Dark (uncredited)
 1935 We're Only Human (uncredited)
 1935 Sylvia Scarlett (uncredited)
 1935 In Person (uncredited)
 1935 The Rainmakers (uncredited)
 1935 Alice Adams (uncredited)
 1935 The Arizonian (uncredited)
 1935 Becky Sharp (uncredited)
 1935 The Nitwits (uncredited)
 1934 By Your Leave (uncredited)
 1934 Kentucky Kernels (uncredited)
 1934 Down to Their Last Yacht (uncredited)
 1934 Cockeyed Cavaliers (uncredited)
 1934 Let's Try Again (uncredited)
 1934 Strictly Dynamite (uncredited)
 1934 Cracked Shots (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 This Man Is Mine (uncredited)
 1934 Autobuyography (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 Hips, Hips, Hooray! (uncredited)
 1933 If I Were Free (uncredited)
 1933 The Right to Romance (uncredited)
 1933 Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men (uncredited)
 1933 A Preferred List (Short) (uncredited)
 1933 Ann Vickers (uncredited)
 1933 Blind Adventure (uncredited)
 1933 Emergency Call (uncredited)
 1933 Diplomaniacs (uncredited)
 1933 Our Betters (uncredited)
 1933/I Topaze (uncredited)
 1930 Conspiracy (uncredited)
 1930 Shooting Straight (uncredited)
 1930 Inside the Lines (uncredited)
 1930 Alias French Gertie (uncredited)
 1930 Girl of the Port (uncredited)
 1929 Seven Keys to Baldpate (foreign version, uncredited)
 1929 Night Parade (foreign version, uncredited)
 1929 The Delightful Rogue (silent foreign version, uncredited)
 1929 Side Street (silent foreign version, uncredited)
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Stage Play: The Best Sellers. Written by Kenneth S. Webb [earliest Broadway credit] and Roy Webb. Fulton Theatre: 10 Jun 1918- 29 Jun 1918 (unknown performances/jointly produced with Art's Rejuvenation). Cast: Unknown. Produced by Actors' and Authors' Theatre Inc. See more »

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Webb recycled his main theme from "Stranger on the Third Floor" into "Murder, My Sweet" four years later.

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