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Alberto Colombo (I) (1888–1954)

Born and raised in New York City, Alberto Colombo served as a cellist with the Manhattan Opera House Orchestra, and later became the manager. He toured with Paul Whiteman, as an arranger, before joining RKO as a music director in 1934. He joined Republic Pictures in 1937 as an arranger, conductor and composer. He worked at MGM as a music director ... See full bio »
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Filmography

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 1959 Zorro Rides Again (musical director - archive footage)
 1953 Big Leaguer (musical director)
 1953 A Slight Case of Larceny (musical director)
 1953 Fast Company (musical director)
 1953 Code Two (musical director)
 1953 Rogue's March (conductor - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1952 Apache War Smoke (musical director)
 1952 Holiday for Sinners (musical director)
 1952 You for Me (musical director)
 1949 The Pilgrimage Play (musical director)
 1949 The Sickle or the Cross (musical director)
 1949 Duke of Chicago (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 Hills of Home (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1948 Reaching from Heaven (musical director - as Al Colombo)
 1947 Messenger of Peace (musical director)
 1947 The Sea of Grass (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 Days of Buffalo Bill (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Adventure (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1945 They Were Expendable (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1945 The Cherokee Flash (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Rough Riders of Cheyenne (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 The Fatal Witness (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Phantom of the Plains (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Santa Fe Saddlemates (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray (music department - uncredited)
 1945 Sheriff of Cimarron (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Youth for the Kingdom (musical director)
 1943 A Guy Named Joe (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1943 The Masked Marvel (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 The Fighting Devil Dogs (musical director - archive footage)
 1943 Mountain Rhythm (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Sunset Serenade (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 South of Panama (musical director)
 1941 Federal Fugitives (musical director)
 1941 Ridin' on a Rainbow (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 American Portrait (Short) (musical director)
 1940 Carolina Moon (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Grand Ole Opry (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Hi-Yo Silver (musical director - archive footage)
 1940 Village Barn Dance (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 La inmaculada (musical director)
 1939 Money to Burn (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 South of the Border (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Rovin' Tumbleweeds (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Hero for a Day (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 The Arizona Kid (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Wall Street Cowboy (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Daredevils of the Red Circle (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Mountain Rhythm (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Three Texas Steers (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Mexicali Rose (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 I Was a Convict (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 The Lone Ranger Rides Again (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Home on the Prairie (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Pride of the Navy (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Red River Range (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Hawk of the Wilderness (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Western Jamboree (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Come On, Rangers (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 I Stand Accused (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Prairie Moon (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Overland Stage Raiders (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Pals of the Saddle (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Dick Tracy Returns (musical director - uncredited)
 1938 Army Girl (musical director - uncredited)
 1938 Come On, Leathernecks! (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Heroes of the Hills (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1938 Riders of the Black Hills (musical director)
 1938 Ladies in Distress (musical director)
 1938 The Fighting Devil Dogs (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1938 Gangs of New York (musical director)
 1938 Romance on the Run (musical director)
 1938 Under Western Stars (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1938 Call of the Yukon (musical director - uncredited)
 1938 Outlaws of Sonora (musical director)
 1938 Invisible Enemy (musical director)
 1938 Arson Gang Busters (musical director)
 1938 Call the Mesquiteers (composer: title music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1938 Hollywood Stadium Mystery (musical director)
 1938 Born to Be Wild (musical director)
 1938 The Lone Ranger (musical director)
 1938 Outside of Paradise (musical director)
 1938 The Old Barn Dance (musical director)
 1938 The Purple Vigilantes (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1938 Everybody's Doing It (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Crashing Hollywood (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Lady Behave! (musical director)
 1937 Mama Runs Wild (musical director)
 1937 Exiled to Shanghai (musical director)
 1937 Wild Horse Rodeo (musical director)
 1937 The Duke Comes Back (musical director)
 1937 High Flyers (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (musical director)
 1937 Zorro Rides Again (musical director)
 1937 Springtime in the Rockies (musical director)
 1937 The Trigger Trio (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Wrong Road (musical director)
 1937 Boots and Saddles (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Youth on Parole (musical director)
 1937 All Over Town (musical director)
 1937 Heart of the Rockies (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Sheik Steps Out (musical director)
 1937 Escape by Night (musical director)
 1937 Public Cowboy No. 1 (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Sea Racketeers (musical director)
 1937 Hideaway (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Super-Sleuth (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Meet the Boy Friend (music supervisor)
 1937 Range Defenders (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 It Could Happen to You! (musical director)
 1937 Rhythm in the Clouds (music supervisor)
 1937 The Painted Stallion (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Affairs of Cappy Ricks (musical supervisor)
 1937 Come on, Cowboys (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1937 Michael O'Halloran (music supervisor)
 1937 Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Hit Parade (musical director)
 1937 The Outcasts of Poker Flat (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Navy Blues (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Bill Cracks Down (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Git Along Little Dogies (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The Three Mesquiteers (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1936 Second Wife (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Grand Jury (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 M'Liss (musical director)
 1936 The Last Outlaw (musical director)
 1936 Hearts in Bondage (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Two in Revolt (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1936 Silly Billies (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Love on a Bet (musical director)
 1936 Yellow Dust (musical director)
 1936 Chatterbox (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1936 Two in the Dark (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1935 Seven Keys to Baldpate (musical director)
 1935 To Beat the Band (musical director)
 1935 Annie Oakley (musical director)
 1935 His Family Tree (musical director)
 1935 Powdersmoke Range (musical director)
 1935 The Return of Peter Grimm (musical director)
 1935 Hot Tip (musical director)
 1935 Jalna (musical director)
 1935 Village Tale (musical director)
 1935 Hooray for Love (musical director)
 1935 Chasing Yesterday (musical director)
 1935 A Dog of Flanders (musical director)
 1935 Captain Hurricane (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Murder on a Honeymoon (musical director - as Albert Colombo)
 1935 Grand Old Girl (musical director - as Albert Colombo)
 1935 Romance in Manhattan (musical director - as Al Colombo)
 1934 Red Morning (musical director - as Al Colombo)
 1934 The Silver Streak (musical director - as Al Colombo)
 1934 Anne of Green Gables (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 By Your Leave (composer: stock music - uncredited)
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Albert Colombo | Al Colombo
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Hollywood dateline - April 11, 1938: Albert C. Colomba, orchestra conductor and composer, has signed a three-year pact with the L. Wolfe Gilbert Music Publishing Compoany, giving them all rights to his compositions, both for pictures and publication. Colombo is currently musical director at Republic Pictures.

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