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Saul Chaplin (1912–1997)

Composer, songwriter ("Bei Mir Bist Du Schon," "Until the Real Thing Comes Along," "Anniversary Song"), pianist, conductor, arranger, author and producer, educated at the NYU School of Commerce. As a young man, he joined an orchestra as pianist, and Sammy Cahn was in that orchestra as a violinist. He joined ASCAP in 1936 and came to Hollywood in ... See full bio »

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 2012 Beasts of the Southern Wild (writer: "(It Will Have To Do) Until the Real Thing Comes Along")
 2005 Memoirs of a Geisha (lyrics: "Bei Mir Bist Du Schon (Means That You're Grand)" (1933) - as Saul I. Chaplin)
 2005 Wah-Wah (writer: "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen")
 2004 Being Julia (writer: "Bei Mir bist Du Schon")
 2004 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Debra at the Lodge (2004) ... (lyrics: "Bei mir bist du schön" - uncredited)
 2003 Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection (Video documentary) (music: "Please Be Kind")
 2003 A Guy Thing (writer: "The Anniversary Song")
 2001 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hammers and Veils (2001) ... (writer: "Until The Real Thing Comes Along" - uncredited)
 2000 The Crew (writer: " (It Will Have to Do) Until the Real Thing Comes Along")
 1999 Angela's Ashes (writer: "Bei mir bist du schon (Means That you're Grand)")
 1999 Little Nurse (writer: "Oi Josef Josef (Yosl Yosl)")
 1999/I Payback (writer: "Anniversary Song")
 1998 Frankfurt - Millennium (TV Movie) (writer: "Bei Mir Bist Du Schön" - as Chaplin)
 1998 The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (Documentary) (writer: "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen")
 1995 Sabrina ("Bei Mir Bist Du Schon (Means That You're Grand)")
 1995 Search and Destroy (lyrics: "Shoe Shine Boy") / (music: "Shoe Shine Boy")
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1993)
- Last of the Wild Horses (1994) ... (music: "Bless Your Beautiful Hide")
- Radar Secret Service (1993) ... (writer: "Bless Your Beautiful Hide")
 1993 Swing Kids (writer: "BEI MIR BIST DU SCHON (MEANS THAT YOU'RE GRAND)")
 1990 Avalon (writer: "Anniversary Song")
 1990 Come See the Paradise (writer: " (It Will Have to Do) Until the Real Thing Comes Along")
 1989 Enemies: A Love Story (lyrics: "Joseph! Joseph!")
 1986 The Singing Detective (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Clues (1986) ... (lyrics: "Bei mir Bist du Schön" - uncredited)
 1986 Fame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Judgement Day (1986) ... (writer: "Dance Your Cares Away")
 1985 The Romance of Betty Boop (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Bei mir Bist du Schön" - uncredited)
 1984 Maria's Lovers (writer: "Joseph, Joseph" - as Chaplin)
 1981 Under the Rainbow ("Anniversary Song (Oh! How We Danced on the Night We Were Wed)" (1946), uncredited)
 1981 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Gene Kelly (1981) ... (lyrics: "You Wonderful You" - uncredited)
 1980 Falling in Love Again ("Bei Mir Bist du Schön") / (lyrics: "Anniversary Song") / (music: "Anniversary Song")
 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Documentary) (lyrics: "Bei mir Bist du Schön" (1932) - as Chaplin)
 1973 Paper Moon (writer: " (It Will Have to Do) Until the Real Thing Comes Along" (1936) - uncredited)
 1968 The Wrecking Crew (writer: "Anniversary Song")
 1968 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 December 1968 (1968) ... (writer: "All For You")
 1968 Star! (writer: "In My Garden of Joy")
 1968 The Anniversary ("The Anniversary Song") / (lyrics: "The Anniversary Song")
 1966 The Silencers (writer: "Anniversary Song")
 1965 The Sound of Music (music: "I Have Confidence" (1965) - uncredited)
 1964 Sex and the Single Girl (lyrics: "Anniversary Song") / (music: "Anniversary Song")
 1964 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Joey and the Andrews Sisters (1964) ... (writer: "Bei Mir Bistu Shein")
 1962 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.3 (1962) ... (music: "Please Be Kind" - uncredited)
 1961-1962 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Sol and the Sponsor (1962) ... (lyrics: "You Wonderful You" - uncredited)
- Oh, How We Met on the Night That We Danced (1961) ... (lyrics: "You Wonderful You" - uncredited)
  Sing Along with Mitch (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1961) (music - 1 episode, 1961)
- Episode dated 14 December 1961 (1961) ... (lyrics: "The Anniversary Song" - uncredited) / (music: "The Anniversary Song" - uncredited)
 1959 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Danny's Big Fan (1959) ... (music: "Salud" - uncredited)
 1959 Up Periscope (music: "Please Be Kind" - uncredited)
  The Eddie Fisher Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1958) (music - 1 episode, 1958)
- Episode dated 23 October 1958 (1958) ... (lyrics: "The Anniversary Song" - uncredited) / (music: "The Anniversary Song" - uncredited)
 1958 Onionhead (music: "Saving Myself for You" - uncredited)
 1958 Merry Andrew (music: "Chin Up, Stout Fellow" (1958), "Everything Is Tickety Boo" (1958), "The Pipes of Pan" (1958), "Salud" (1958), "The Square of the Hypotenuse" (1958), "You Can't Always Have What You Want" (1958) - uncredited)
 1956 It's Great to Be Young! (writer: "Rhythm Is Our Business" - uncredited)
 1955 5 Against the House (writer: "Loyal Sons of Leighton" - uncredited)
 1955 Many Rivers to Cross (writer: "Higher Up The Berry Tree")
 1954 Bugs and Thugs (Short) (music: "Please Be Kind" - uncredited)
 1953 Give a Girl a Break (music: "Challenge Dance" - uncredited)
 1953 Sombrero (lyrics: "Ufemia" - uncredited) / (music: "Gypsy Dance" - uncredited)
 1953 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.15 (1953) ... (writer: "Anniversary Song" - uncredited)
 1952 Everything I Have Is Yours (writer: "Seventeen Thousand Telephone Poles")
 1951 Hakuchi (writer: "Oh How We Danced" - uncredited)
 1950 Summer Stock ("You Wonderful You", uncredited) / (writer: "All for You", "Heavenly Music" - uncredited)
 1949 Jolson Sings Again (lyrics: "The Anniversary Song" - uncredited)
 1948 The Countess of Monte Cristo (music: "Count Your Blessings", "Who Believes in Santa Claus", "The Friendly Polka")
 1948 I Surrender Dear (lyrics: "The Anniversary Song") / (music: "The Anniversary Song")
 1948 Trail to Laredo (writer: "Go West Young Lady")
 1947 Blondie's Anniversary (writer: "Anniversary Song (Oh, how we danced on the night we were wed)" (1946) - uncredited)
 1947 Two Blondes and a Redhead (writer: "Nothing' Boogie From Nowhere")
 1946 Lone Star Moonlight (music: "Go West Young Lady", "I Wish That I Could Be A Singing Cowboy")
 1946 The Jolson Story (lyrics: "The Anniversary Song" - uncredited) / (music: "The Anniversary Song" - uncredited)
 1946 Cowboy Blues (writer: "Rhythm Is Our Business")
 1946 Hollywood Canine Canteen (Short) (music: "Swing for Sale" - uncredited)
 1946 Meet Me on Broadway (writer: "I Never Had a Chance", "No One Seems to Care", "Fifth Avenue", "Only For Me", "Is It Worth It?")
 1945 A Thousand and One Nights (music: "Beauty for Sale", "I Can't Believe My Eyes", "No More Women" - uncredited)
 1945 Rockin' in the Rockies (music: "Somewhere Along the Trail")
 1945 Rough Ridin' Justice (writer: "A Spot in Arizona")
 1945 Eadie Was a Lady (music: "YOU CAME ALONG", "EADIE'S BACK AGAIN")
 1944 She's a Sweetheart (writer: "Mom")
 1944 Ever Since Venus (writer: "Glamour For Sale")
 1944 Kansas City Kitty (writer: "NOTHIN' BOOGIE WOOGIE (FROM NOWHERE)")
 1944 The Soul of a Monster ("Boogie Woogie Special")
 1944 Louisiana Hayride (music: "I'm a Woman of the World" - uncredited)
 1944 Follow the Boys (lyrics: "Bei Mir Bist Du Schön" (1932) - uncredited)
 1944 Cowboy Canteen (writer: "A Spot in Arizona", "You Man You", "Boogie Woogie Special")
 1943 Crazy House (music: "I Oughta Dance" - uncredited)
 1943 What's Buzzin', Cousin? (writer: "Mister President", "By Orders of the Interceptor Command")
 1943 He's My Guy (writer: "Everything Is Talent Today")
 1943 Let's Have Fun (writer: "I Like This Kissing You")
 1942 Lucky Legs (writer: "Lucky Legs")
 1942 Blondie for Victory (writer: "Ah Loo Loo" - uncredited)
 1942 In This Our Life (music: "You're a Lucky Guy" - uncredited)
 1942 Blondie's Blessed Event (writer: "Ah Loo Loo" - uncredited)
 1942 Two Yanks in Trinidad (music: "Trinidad")
 1942 Blondie Goes to College (writer: "As If You Didn't Know")
 1941 Honolulu Lu (writer: "Honolulu Lu")
 1941 Sing for Your Supper (music: "Why Is It So?", "Booglie Wooglie Piggy")
 1941 Go West, Young Lady (music: "I Wish That I Could Be a Singing Cowboy", "Dogie Take Your Time", "Most Gentlemen Don't Prefer a Lady", "Somewhere Along The Trail", "Go West, Young Lady")
 1941 Two Latins from Manhattan (music: "How Do You Say It?", "The Kid With a Drum")
 1941 Time Out for Rhythm (music: "Time Out for Rhythm" (uncredited), "A-Twiddlin' My Thumbs" (uncredited), "Obviously the Gentleman Prefers to Dance" (uncredited), "Rio De Janeiro" (uncredited), "The Boogie Woogie Man" (uncredited), "Shows How Wrong a Gal Can Be" (uncredited), "As If You Didn't Know" (uncredited), "Time Out for Rhythm" (finale), "Did Anyone Ever Tell You?")
 1941 Rookies on Parade (music: "I Love You More", "What More Do You Want", "My Kinda Music", "You'll Never Get Rich", "Mother Never Told Me")
 1941 Porky's Bear Facts (Short) (music: "The Girl with the Pigtails in Her Hair" - uncredited)
 1940 East of the River (music: "The Girl with the Pigtails in Her Hair" - uncredited)
 1940 Argentine Nights ("Dowry Song", "The New Lick", "Once Upon a Dream", "Amigo, We Go Riding Tonight", (music: "Oh, He Loves Me")
 1940 Ladies Must Live (music: "I Could Make You Care", "It Shows You What Love Can Do")
 1940 All Girl Revue (Short) (music: "We've Got to Make the City Pretty", "Information, Please", "I Love a Long Note")
 1940 Porky's Poor Fish (Short) (music: "The Girl with the Pigtails in Her Hair" - uncredited)
 1940 Double or Nothing (Short) (music: "My Guitar", "We're the Bounty Mutineers", "Hollywood", "I'm Tired of Singing Songs About Hawaii", "Anytime's the Time to Fall in Love" - uncredited)
 1940 One for the Book (Short) (music: "Old Man Mose Ain't Dead", "Mr. End Man" - uncredited)
 1939 A Swing Opera (Short) (music: "Have Your Fortune Told" - uncredited)
 1939 World's Fair Junior (Short) (music: "Two Gun Kid That's I'm" - uncredited)
 1939 Rubinoff and His Violin (Short) (music: "Hoy, Hoy, Hoy" - uncredited)
 1939 Sioux Me (Short) (music: "I Want My Share of Love" - uncredited)
 1939 The Broadway Buckaroo (Short) (music: "Never Be Rude to a Dude" - uncredited)
 1939 Public Jitterbug No. 1 (Short) (music: "Public Jitterbug No. 1", "Don't Want to Sing, Might as Well Dance", "Obviously the Gentleman Prefers to Dance" - uncredited)
 1939 Dave Apollon and His Orchestra (Short) (music: "You or Your Eyes" - uncredited)
 1939 Wardrobe Girl (Short) (music: "Raoul", "What Have You Got?", "Boogie Woogie" - uncredited)
 1939 Artie Shaw and His Orchestra (Short) (music: "Pross Tchai")
 1939 Sundae Serenade (Short) (music: "I Hate Music but I Love Musicians", "Ride, Mountie, Ride", "You'll Swing for This" - uncredited)
 1939 You're Next to Closing (Short) (music: "Please Be Kind", "Confessions of a Dying Baritone" - uncredited)
 1938 Swing! (lyrics: "Bei Mir Bist di Schön")
 1938 Count Me Out (Short) (music: "Please Be Kind" - uncredited)
 1938 Cinderella Meets Fella (Short) (music: "Please Be Kind" (1938) - uncredited)
 1938/I Stardust (Short) (music: "Saving Myself for You", "One Man Band" - uncredited)
 1938 You're an Education (Short) (lyrics: "Bei mir Bist du Schön")
 1938 The Knight Is Young (Short) (music: "Just a Simple Melody", "What Do You Hear from the Mob in Scotland?", "Saving Myself for You", "There's So Much Music in Me" - uncredited)
 1938 Toyland Casino (Short) (music: "Five and Ten Cent Soldiers on Parade" - uncredited)
 1938 Secrets of an Actress (music: "Please Be Kind" (1938), "Just a Simple Melody" (1938) - uncredited)
 1938 The Great Library Misery (Short) (music: "Please Be Kind" - uncredited)
 1938 A-Lad-In Bagdad (Short) (lyrics: "Bei mir Bist du Schön" - uncredited)
 1938 The Penguin Parade (Short) (lyrics: "Bei mir Bist du Schön" - uncredited)
 1938 Swing Cat's Jamboree (Short) (music: "Please Be Kind" - uncredited)
 1938 Porky's Spring Planting (Short) (music: "Just a Simple Melody" - uncredited)
 1938 Have You Got Any Castles? (Short) (music: "Swing for Sale" - uncredited)
 1938 When Were You Born (music: "Please Be Kind" - uncredited)
 1938 Holiday (lyrics: "Bei mir bist du Schön" (Uncredited))
 1938 Men Are Such Fools (music: "Just a Simple Melody" (1936) - uncredited)
 1938 The Prisoner of Swing (Short) (music: "Coronation of the King of Swing", "The Fencing of the Guard", "Pardon Me If I Say It with My Feet" - uncredited)
 1938 Fools for Scandal (music: "Just a Simple Melody" (1937) - uncredited)
 1938 Love, Honor and Behave (lyrics: "Bei Mir Bist Du Schön" (1932))
 1938 Little Me (Short) (music: "I Hope to Go on the Stage", "You Can't Have Your Cake", "The Lady in Red Is Wearing Black" - uncredited)
 1938 The Candid Kid (Short) (music: "From Every Angle You're Great", "As Long as I Can Sing", "Hot Tamales" - uncredited)
 1938 Up in Lights (Short) (music: "Moping While You Loaf", "We're a Sister Team", "Sounds in the Night", "Everybody Dance" - uncredited)
 1938 Script Girl (Short) (music: "Just a Simple Melody", "The Big Apple" - uncredited)
 1938 Murder with Reservations (Short) (music: "Please Be Kind" - uncredited)
 1938 Rise and Sing (Short) (lyrics: "Bei mir Bist du Schön" - uncredited) / (music: "The Fluffy Duffy Song" - uncredited)
 1937 Here's Your Hat (Short) (music: "Only the Rhythm Rides" - uncredited)
 1937 First Lady (music: "Fifty-Second Street" (1937) - uncredited)
 1937 Postal Union (Short) (music: "Send a Boy", "If It's Got Something Spanish", "I'm a Musical Magical Man" - uncredited)
 1937 Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (music: "Manhattan Merry-Go-Round", "I'm a Musical Magical Man" - uncredited)
 1937 Toot Sweet (Short) (music: "I Want a Simple Man" - uncredited)
 1937 Alcatraz Island (music: "Swing for Sale" (1937) - uncredited)
 1937 Ups and Downs (Short) (music: "Don't Let the Rhythm Go to Your Head", "The Dancing Financier" - uncredited)
 1937 Wine, Women and Horses (music: "Swing for Sale" (1937) - uncredited)
 1937 Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (music: "Fifty-Second Street" - uncredited)
 1937 San Quentin (music: "Swing for Sale" - uncredited)
 1937 Porky's Super Service (Short) (music: "Swing for Sale" - uncredited)
 1937 Porky's Building (Short) (music: "Fifty-Second Street" - uncredited)
 1937 Kid Galahad (music: "Swing for Sale" (1937) - uncredited)
 1937 Clean Pastures (Short) (music: "Swing for Sale")
 1937 Movie-Mania (Short) (music: "Swing for Sale" - uncredited)
 1937 A Musical Operation (Short) (music: "I'm in Love with a Scarecrow" - uncredited)
 1937 Taking the Count (Short) (music: "You Got to Get Hot to Keep Cool" - uncredited)
 1937 Hotel a la Swing (Short) (music: "Service a la Swing", "Swing for Sale", "Holmes, Tracy and Vance", "The Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Swing", "But We Don't Make Hash" - uncredited)
 1937 Swing for Sale (Short) (music: "Swing for Sale" - uncredited)
 1937 George Hall and His Orchestra (Short) (music: "I'm One Step Ahead of My Shadow" - uncredited)
 1937 Captain Blue Blood (Short) (music: "Keep Your Wigwarm" - uncredited)
 1937 Sound Defects (Short) (music: "Fifty-Second Street" - uncredited)
 1936 Don't Look Now (Short) (music: "Don't Look Now" - uncredited)
 1936 Gold Diggers of 1937 (music: "Swing for Sale" (1937) - uncredited)
 1936 Jimmie Lunceford and His Dance Orchestra (Short) (music: "Rhythm Coming to Life Again", "Rhythm Is Our Business" - uncredited)
 1936 I'm Much Obliged (Short) (music: "Rhythm Is Our Business" - uncredited)
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