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Elliot Carpenter (1894–1982)

Pianist, composer, conductor, author and songwriter, educated at the Temple School of Music, the French Conservatory (with Fouchet and Decroux), and at the Tadlewski Institute in Nice. He was a pianist in the Jim Europe orchestra, and then with the New York Syncopated Orchestra. He was a soloist in night clubs and theatres in New York, London and ... See full bio »

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 1975 Farewell, My Lovely
Ghetto Bar Piano Player (uncredited)
 1951 Yes Sir, Mr. Bones
Elliott (as Elliott Carpenter)
 1940 Broken Strings
Musician (as Alec Carpenter)
 1940 Strike Up the Band
Henry - the Train Porter (uncredited)
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 1985 The Beiderbecke Affair (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Um... I Know What You're Thinking (1985) ... ("As Time Goes By" from tt0034583)
 1948 Racing Luck (writer: "Don't Change Your Mind")
 1942 Casablanca (performer: "It Had to Be You" (1924), "Shine" (1910), "Knock on Wood" (1942), "Baby Face" (1926), "Avalon" (1920), "As Time Goes By" (1931), "Piano Improvisation" - uncredited)
 1938 Spirit of Youth (writer: "No More Sleepy Time", "Blue, What For?", "Magic Lover", "Spirit of Youth", "Little Things You Do" - uncredited)
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 1942 Casablanca (musician: piano, dubbed Dooley Wilson's playing - uncredited)
 1940 Broken Strings (music arranger - as Alec Carpenter)
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Alternate Names:

Alec Carpenter | Elliott Carpenter

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During the piano sequences with Dooley Wilson in "Casablanca", Elliot Carpenter played the piano just offscreen, while Dooley fingered the keyboard on camera.

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