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Erno Rapee (1891–1945)


His two most popularly enduring compositions were the songs 'Charmaine', written in 1926, and 'Diane', written for the 1927 silent movie "Seventh Heaven". The first was later recorded, among others, by Mantovani and Billy May, the second (famously) by Ray Charles and by the Miles Davis Quartet. See more trivia »

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 2011 The Rum Diary (writer: "Charmaine")
 2011 This Must Be the Place (writer: "Charmaine" (1951))
 2010 Brian Wilson: Songwriter 1962 - 1969 (Video documentary) (writer: "Charmaine" - as Rapee)
 2009 It's Complicated (writer: "Charmaine")
 2005 The Island (writer: "Charmaine")
 2003 Matchstick Men (writer: "Charmaine")
 1999 The Green Mile (writer: "Charmaine")
 1993 Jimmy Jenseits (Documentary short) ("Charmaine")
 1985 Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It's Only Rock and Roll (1985) ... (writer: "Diane" - uncredited)
 1977 Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (writer: "Charmaine" - uncredited)
 1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (music: "Charmaine" (1926) - uncredited)
 1975 Derrick (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Madeira (1975) ... (writer: "Charmaine")
 1971 The Abominable Dr. Phibes (writer: "Charmaine")
 1969 Pop Go the Sixties! (TV Movie) (writer: "Charmaine", "Diane")
 1969 In Melbourne Tonight (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 November 1969 (1969) ... (writer: "Charmaine")
 1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
 1969 Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (1969) ... (lyrics: "Charmaine" - uncredited)
 1968 Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing (TV Movie) (writer: "Diane" - uncredited)
 1962 The Password Is Courage (music: "Charmaine" - uncredited)
 1952 What Price Glory (writer: "Charmaine" - uncredited)
 1950 Sunset Blvd. (lyrics: "Charmaine/Diane" (1950) - uncredited) / (music: "Charmaine/Diane" (1950) - uncredited)
 1946 Margie (writer: "Diane")
 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor (music: "Charmaine" (1926) - uncredited)
 1934 Manhattan Melodrama (music: "Agitato Nos.1 & 2" - uncredited)
 1933 By Candlelight (music: "Violets" - uncredited)
 1932 Payment Deferred (music: "Frozen North", "Gruesome Tales" - uncredited)
 1932 Three on a Match (music: "Diane" (1927) - uncredited)
 1932 Freaks (music: "Gruesome Tales" - uncredited)
 1932 The Passionate Plumber (music: "Mariska" (1925) - uncredited)
 1930 Bear Shooters (Short) (music: "Toddling")
 1930 When the Wind Blows (Short) (music: "Toddling" - uncredited)
 1930/I Anna Christie (music: "The Frozen North" - uncredited)
 1929 The Kiss (music: "Mysterioso" - uncredited)
 1929 The River (music: "I Found Happiness (When I Found You)")
 1929 The Single Standard (music: "Mariska" - uncredited)
 1929 Piccadilly (lyrics: "When Love Comes Stealing" (1928) - uncredited) / (music: "When Love Comes Stealing" (1928) - uncredited)
 1929 Synthetic Sin (music: "Dew Drops" - uncredited)
 1928 4 Devils (music: "Marion", "Destiny")
 1928 The Red Dance (music: "Someday, Somewhere We'll Meet Again")
 1928 Banjoland (Short) (music: "Diane" - uncredited)
 1928 The Man Who Laughs (writer: "When Love Comes Stealing" - uncredited)
 1928 Street Angel (music: "Angela Mia (My Angel)" - uncredited)
 1928 Four Sons (music: "Little Mother" (1928) - uncredited)
 1928 Walt Roesner and the Capitolians (Short) (music: "Angela Mia" - uncredited)
 1927 7th Heaven (music: "Diane")
 1926 What Price Glory (music: "Charmaine")
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Other Works:

Book: "Enyclopedia of Music for Motion Pictures". New York: Belmont.

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Alternate Names:

Ernó Rapee | Erno Rapée | Ernö Rapée

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In addition to international renown in Europe as conductor and composer of piano concertos, he held positions as musical director with various theatres in New York. Chief conductor of the Radio City Symphony Orchestra from 1932 until 1945. See more »

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