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Hugo Riesenfeld (1879–1939)

From 1917-1925 Hugo Riesenfeld was the manager of the Rivoli, Rialto and Criterion Theatres in New York City. A conductor and violinist, Riesenfeld was educated at the Conservatory of Music in Vienna and the University of Vienna. He then conducted with the Imperial Opera House in Vienna. In 1907 he came to the US with Oscar Hammerstein and for ... See full bio »

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 1966 Robinson Crusoe of Mystery Island (TV Movie) (composer: stock music - archive footage, uncredited)
 1949 Arctic Fury (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Federal Operator 99 (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 SOS Coast Guard (composer: stock music - archive footage, uncredited)
 1938 El trovador de la radio (musical director - as Dr. Hugo Riesenfeld)
 1938 King of the Sierras (musical director)
 1938 Sunset Murder Case (musical director)
 1938 Dick Tracy Returns (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Riders of the Black Hills (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Wide Open Faces (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director - as Dr. Hugo Riesenfeld)
 1938 Rawhide (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Rose of the Rio Grande (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1938 The Old Barn Dance (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Purple Vigilantes (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Hawaiian Buckaroo (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Mama Runs Wild (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Luck of Roaring Camp (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Trigger Trio (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Heart of the Rockies (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 SOS Coast Guard (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (music arranger - uncredited)
 1937 Make a Wish (musical director)
 1937 Public Cowboy No. 1 (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Californian (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Bank Alarm (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Painted Stallion (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Affairs of Cappy Ricks (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Gunsmoke Ranch (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Bill Cracks Down (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Git Along Little Dogies (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Navy Spy (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Hit the Saddle (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Old Louisiana (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Round-Up Time in Texas (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937/I Dick Tracy (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Larceny on the Air (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Riders of the Whistling Skull (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The Mandarin Mystery (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The Old Corral (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Rainbow on the River (musical director)
 1936 Happy Go Lucky (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Roarin' Lead (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The Bold Caballero (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The Big Show (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Country Gentlemen (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Wild Brian Kent (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Ghost-Town Gold (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 White Legion (musical director)
 1936 Daniel Boone (musical director)
 1936 Ride, Ranger, Ride (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The Devil on Horseback (musical director)
 1936 The President's Mystery (musical settings - as Dr Hugo Riesenfeld)
 1936 The Vigilantes Are Coming (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Guns and Guitars (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Revolt of the Zombies (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Down to the Sea (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Undersea Kingdom (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The Cowboy and the Kid (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Let's Sing Again (musical director)
 1936 The Girl from Mandalay (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Red River Valley (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Reefer Madness (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 The Calling of Dan Matthews (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 The New Frontier (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 The Adventures of Rex and Rinty (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Hard Rock Harrigan (music arranger)
 1935 Let 'em Have It (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 The Phantom Empire (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Little Men (musical director - as Dr. Hugo Riesenfeld)
 1934 The President Vanishes (musical setting - as Dr. Hugo Riesenfeld)
 1934 Flirtation (musical setting)
 1934 Peck's Bad Boy (musical director)
 1934 House of Mystery (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933/I The Wandering Jew (music arranger: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 Thunder Over Mexico (musical setting designer)
 1933 Tarzan the Fearless (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 This Is America (Documentary) (music arranger - as Dr. Hugo Riesenfeld)
 1932 Destry Rides Again (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1931 Beau Hunks (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1930 The Wizard's Apprentice (Short) (conductor - uncredited)
 1930 The Bat Whispers (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1930 The Lottery Bride (musical arrangement)
 1930 Zampa (Short) (musical director - uncredited)
 1930 Abraham Lincoln (music arrangements)
 1930 Raffles (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director - uncredited)
 1930 Hell's Angels (musical arrangement)
 1930 Hungarian Rhapsody (Short) (musical director - uncredited)
 1930 One Romantic Night (music arranger) / (musical director - uncredited)
 1930 The Bad One (music arranger) / (musical director - uncredited)
 1930 Puttin' on the Ritz (music arranger)
 1930 Be Yourself! (music arrangement)
 1930 The Mounted Stranger (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1930 Glorious Vamps (Short) (musical director - uncredited)
 1929 Irish Fantasy (Short) (musical director)
 1929 Condemned (musical director)
 1929 Impressions of Tschaikowsky's Overture 1812 (Short) (conductor - uncredited)
 1929 Evangeline (music synchronization)
 1929 Bulldog Drummond (musical director - uncredited)
 1929 Eternal Love (music arranger)
 1929 Alibi (musical arrangements)
 1929 Coquette (musical director - uncredited)
 1929 The Iron Mask (choral director - uncredited)
 1929 Lady of the Pavements (music arranger)
 1928 The Toilers (music arranger)
 1928 Tempest (music adaptor - uncredited)
 1928 Lucky Boy (music arranger)
 1927 Old San Francisco (music score compiled by)
 1927 The King of Kings (music compiler - uncredited)
 1925 The Phantom of the Opera (composer: stock music - 1929 reissue, uncredited)
 1925 Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (Documentary) (music arranger - uncredited)
 1924 Siegfried (music arranger: Richard Wagner's music - 1925)
 1923 The Covered Wagon (music arranger)
 1919 Sahara (music arranger)
 1915 Burlesque on Carmen (Short) (music arranger - uncredited)
 1915/II Carmen (music arranger: Bizet's "Carmen")
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Other Works:

Stage: Wrote music for "Betty, Be Good", produced on Broadway. Musical/farce. Book / lyrics by Harry B. Smith. Based on a vaudeville act by 'Eugene Scribe'. Musical Director: Ross Mobley. Costume Design by Kiviette. Scenic Design by P. Dodd Ackerman. Directed by' David Bennett (I)'. Casino Theatre: 4 May 1920-26 Jun 1920 (60 ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dr Hugo Riesenfeld | Dr. Hugo Riesenfeld
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Trivia:

Co-founder (w/Max Fleischer, Edwin Miles Fadiman, Lee De Forest) Red Seal Pictures Corp., a distribution company formed in 1926. See more »

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Aquarius

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