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Stanley Black (1913–2002)

Stanley Black was one of Britain's most famous bandleaders and he composed the music for over 200 films. His albums of film themes sold in huge quantities in the UK, America, the Far East and New Zealand. His large concert orchestra also produced albums of symphonic suites of the works of Irving Berlin, Richard Rogers and Cole Porter. Born in ... See full bio »


(age 89) in London, England, UK

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 1984 The Razor's Edge (conductor)
 1983 The Wicked Lady (conductor)
 1977 Valentino (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1969 Crossplot (conductor)
 1967 Red and Blue (Short) (conductor)
 1967 The Double Man (conductor)
 1965 Ballad in Blue (composer: additional music)
 1964 Rattle of a Simple Man (conductor)
 1964 The Girl-Getters (musical director)
 1964 Crooks in Cloisters (conductor)
 1964 Swingers' Paradise (musical director) / (orchestrator)
 1963 West 11 (musical director)
 1963 80,000 Suspects (conductor)
 1963 The Cracksman (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (music supervisor)
 1963 What a Crazy World (musical director)
 1963 Maniac (conductor)
 1963 The Punch and Judy Man (conductor)
 1963 Sparrows Can't Sing (composer: incidental source music) / (musical director)
 1963 Summer Holiday (musical director) / (orchestrations)
 1961 Petticoat Pirates (conductor)
 1961 Wonderful to Be Young! (additional composer: songs and score) / (musical director) / (orchestrator)
 1961 The Day the Earth Caught Fire (musical director)
 1961 Double Bunk (musical director)
 1961 Call Me Genius (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1961 Jungle Fighters (musical director)
 1961 Hand in Hand (conductor)
 1961 Five Golden Hours (conductor)
 1960 The Sundowners (music supervisor - uncredited)
 1960 The Siege of Sidney Street (musical director)
 1960 Stop Me Before I Kill! (conductor)
 1960 Sands of the Desert (conductor)
 1960 Follow That Horse! (conductor)
 1960 Hell Is a City (music conductor)
 1960 Bottoms Up (music director)
 1960 The Battle of the Sexes (conductor)
 1960 The Flesh and the Fiends (conductor)
 1959 Tommy the Toreador (musical director)
 1959 Jack the Ripper (music conductor)
 1959 Too Many Crooks (conductor)
 1959 Make Mine a Million (musical director)
 1958 The Solitary Child (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1958 The Crawling Eye (conductor)
 1958 Sid Caesar Invites You (TV Series) (music director - 13 episodes)
- Episode #1.13 (1958) ... (music director)
- Episode #1.12 (1958) ... (music director)
- Episode #1.11 (1958) ... (music director)
- Episode #1.10 (1958) ... (music director)
- Episode #1.9 (1958) ... (music director)
 1958 Blood of the Vampire (conductor)
 1958 Black Tide (musical director)
 1958 Blind Spot (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1958 Wonderful Things! (musical director)
 1957 Your Past Is Showing (conductor)
 1957 The Mailbag Robbery (musical director)
 1957 The Circle (musical director)
 1957 Time Lock (musical director)
 1957 Dangerous Youth (conductor)
 1957 City After Midnight (musical director)
 1957 Stranger in Town (musical director)
 1957 Hour of Decision (musical director)
 1956 Behind the Headlines (musical director)
 1956 Teenage Bad Girl (musical director)
 1956 Passport to Treason (musical director)
 1955 A Yank in Ermine (conductor)
 1955 An Alligator Named Daisy (music arranger) / (musical director)
 1955 No Smoking (musical director)
 1955 They Can't Hang Me (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1955 Cross-Up (musical director)
 1955 Two Grooms for a Bride (musical director)
 1955 Murder on Approval (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1955 As Long as They're Happy (musical director)
 1955 The Gilded Cage (musical director)
 1955 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (composer: signature tune - 1958)
 1954 Tonight's the Night (conductor)
 1954 Double Exposure (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1954 Impulse (musical director)
 1953 White Fire (musical director)
 1952 Holiday Week (conductor)
 1952 Mr. Potts Goes to Moscow (conductor)
 1951 Laughter in Paradise (conductor - uncredited)
 1951 One Wild Oat (musical director)
 1950 Lilli Marlene (conductor)
 1949 The Interrupted Journey (conductor)
 1949 Third Time Lucky (musical director)
 1948 The Monkey's Paw (conductor) / (musical director)
 1948 The Fatal Night (conductor)
 1947 Mrs. Fitzherbert (conductor)
 1947 It Always Rains on Sunday (arranger and player: dance music)
 1947 Dual Alibi (conductor)
 1946 Bedelia (music arranger: dance music)
 1937 Rhythm Racketeer (music arranger)
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Alternate Names:

Colin Dean | Martin Hughes | Sol Schwartz | Francis Stevens

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He was born Solomon Schwartz in 1913, son of Spitalfields bootmaker Lewis Schwartz, and his professional surname is a literal translation of the German for black. One of his albums "Mazel Tov! - Jewish Wedding Favorites" credits Stanley Black and His Orchestra on one side and Sol Schwartz and His Orchestra on the other.

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