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Bernhard Kaun (1899–1980)

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American-born film composer of German ancestry. Began his career as a conductor at the Alhambra Theatre in his native Milwaukee. From 1930, he worked in Hollywood for Universal, Warner Brothers and Paramount (often on horror films) as orchestrator and composer of scores and incidental music.

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 2002 The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster (Video documentary) (composer: Frankenstein Main Title and Theatrical Trailer Music)
 1958 The Bravados (conductor)
 1955 Ski Crazy! (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1955 Special Delivery (musical director)
 1946 Devotion (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1946 Tomorrow Is Forever (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1945 Saratoga Trunk (orchestral arranger - as Bernard Kaun)
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain (orchestrator - as Bernard Kaun)
 1943 Riders of the Deadline (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 Wagon Wheels West (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 Bar 20 (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 Background to Danger (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1943 Mission to Moscow (orchestral arrangements - as Bernard Kaun)
 1942 The Big Shot (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1942 Gang Busters (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Kings Row (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 North to the Klondike (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 The Body Disappears (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 The Smiling Ghost (composer: music cues - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1941 Bullets for O'Hara (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1941 Strange Alibi (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Border Vigilantes (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 The Case of the Black Parrot (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Junior G-Men (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Calling All Husbands (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Money and the Woman (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 Hidden Gold (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 The Green Hornet (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Gone with the Wind (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1939 The Return of Doctor X (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1939 Smashing the Money Ring (composer: music cues - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1939 Mutiny on the Blackhawk (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Code of the Secret Service (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1939 Women in the Wind (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Secret Service of the Air (composer: music cues - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1939 Blackwell's Island (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 Trouble at Midnight (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Booloo (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 When Were You Born (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1938 Western Trails (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Saint in New York (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Blind Alibi (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Heart of Arizona (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Nurse from Brooklyn (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Border Wolves (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Gold Is Where You Find It (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 The Patient in Room 18 (composer: music cues - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1938 The Spy Ring (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Singing Outlaw (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Missing Witnesses (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 Fight for Your Lady (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Hideaway (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Souls at Sea (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 Windjammer (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 High, Wide, and Handsome (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1937 Super-Sleuth (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Wild West Days (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Wildcatter (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Draegerman Courage (composer: title music - uncredited)
 1937 A Star Is Born (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 Secret Agent X-9 (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Soldier and the Lady (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 Lost Horizon (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 Black Legion (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1937 We Who Are About to Die (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The Garden of Allah (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 Cain and Mabel (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Don't Turn 'em Loose (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The Texas Rangers (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1936 The Case of the Velvet Claws (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 The Last of the Mohicans (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 Jailbreak (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1936 Grand Jury (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Public Enemy's Wife (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1936 The Phantom Rider (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Parole! (composer: title music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 Hearts Divided (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 The Witness Chair (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936/I Flash Gordon (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Colleen (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1936 The Farmer in the Dell (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Little Lord Fauntleroy (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 The Walking Dead (composer: music cues - uncredited) / (musical adaptation - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 Song of the Saddle (composer: main and end title music - uncredited)
 1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur (composer: main and end title music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 The Petrified Forest (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 Modern Times (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 The Lady Consents (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Muss 'em Up (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The Adventures of Frank Merriwell (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The Murder of Dr. Harrigan (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1935 Man of Iron (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1935 Another Face (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 The Payoff (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1935 Peter Ibbetson (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1935 Tailspin Tommy in The Great Air Mystery (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 The Last Days of Pompeii (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1935 The Three Musketeers (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1935 The Goose and the Gander (composer: main and end title music - uncredited)
 1935 We're in the Money (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1935 The Irish in Us (composer: title music - uncredited)
 1935 She (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1935 The Roaring West (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Becky Sharp (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1935 Oil for the Lamps of China (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1935 The Girl from 10th Avenue (composer: main and end title music - uncredited)
 1935 Break of Hearts (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1935 Dinky (composer: main and end title music - uncredited)
 1935 The Informer (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1935 Mary Jane's Pa (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1935 The Case of the Curious Bride (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1935 Full Circle (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Living on Velvet (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1935 While the Patient Slept (composer: music cues - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1935 Red Hot Tires (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1935 Enchanted April (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 The Right to Live (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1935 Bordertown (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1935 Grand Old Girl (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 The Little Minister (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1934 Murder in the Clouds (composer: main and end title music - uncredited)
 1934 The Silver Streak (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Lightning Strikes Twice (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934/I Menace (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Gentlemen Are Born (composer: end title music - uncredited)
 1934 The Firebird (composer: end title music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1934 The Gay Divorcee (music arranger - uncredited)
 1934 A Lost Lady (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1934 The Case of the Howling Dog (composer: main and end title music - uncredited)
 1934 The Age of Innocence (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1934 Housewife (composer: title music - uncredited)
 1934 The Man with Two Faces (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1934 The Personality Kid (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1934 Midnight Alibi (composer: title music - uncredited)
 1934 Side Streets (composer: title music - uncredited)
 1934 Of Human Bondage (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1934 The Life of Vergie Winters (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1934 Stingaree (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1934 The Scarlet Empress (music adaptor - uncredited)
 1934 Upperworld (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1934 The Crosby Case (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Heat Lightning (composer: title music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1934 The Lost Patrol (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1934 As the Earth Turns (composer: title music - uncredited)
 1934 Bedside (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1933 Flying Down to Rio (music arranger - uncredited)
 1933 The Son of Kong (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1933 The World Changes (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1933 From Headquarters (composer: main and end title music - uncredited)
 1933 Little Women (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1933 The Kennel Murder Case (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1933 Aggie Appleby Maker of Men (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1933 Bureau of Missing Persons (composer: title music - uncredited)
 1933 Captured! (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1933 Morning Glory (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1933 Mary Stevens, M.D. (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1933 The Song of Songs (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1933 The Narrow Corner (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1933 The Mayor of Hell (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1933 The Life of Jimmy Dolan (composer: title music - uncredited)
 1933 Diplomaniacs (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1933 The Mind Reader (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1933 Sweepings (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1933 Christopher Strong (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1933 King Kong (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1933 Girl Missing (composer: title music - uncredited)
 1933 Mystery of the Wax Museum (composer: end title music - uncredited)
 1933 Ladies They Talk About (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1933 Luxury Liner (composer: title music - uncredited)
 1933 Employees' Entrance (composer: title music - uncredited)
 1933 The King's Vacation (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1933 The Monkey's Paw (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1932 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1932 Lawyer Man (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1932 Haunted Gold (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1932 The Conquerors (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1932 If I Had a Million (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1932 Madison Sq. Garden (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1932 Night After Night (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1932 The Old Dark House (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1932 One Way Passage (composer: title music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1932 A Bill of Divorcement (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1932 The Most Dangerous Game (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1932 Thirteen Women (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1932 Big City Blues (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1932 Bird of Paradise (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1932 My Pal, the King (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1932 Doctor X (composer: end title music - uncredited)
 1932 Miss Pinkerton (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1932 Roar of the Dragon (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1932 What Price Hollywood? (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1932 Is My Face Red? (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1932 Forgotten Commandments (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1932 The Mouthpiece (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1932 Man Wanted (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1932 Symphony of Six Million (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1932 The Heart of New York (composer: title music - uncredited)
 1932 The Hatchet Man (composer: main and end title music - uncredited)
 1932 High Pressure (composer: title music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1932 The Woman from Monte Carlo (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1931 Under 18 (composer: title music - uncredited)
 1931 The False Madonna (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1931 Heaven on Earth (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1931 Platinum Blonde (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1931 East of Borneo (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1931 Homicide Squad (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1928 Noah's Ark (composer: stock music - 1957 reissue, uncredited)
 1926 The Midnight Sun (orchestrator - 1931 sound reissue, uncredited)
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American-born film composer of German ancestry. Began his career as a conductor at the Alhambra Theatre in his native Milwaukee. From 1930, he worked in Hollywood for Universal, Warner Brothers and Paramount (often on horror films) as orchestrator and composer of scores and incidental music.

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