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Harry Parr Davies (1914–1955)

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Oxford University educated Welsh composer and songwriter, associated with British musicals of the 1930's and 40's, often featuring Gracie Fields for whom he worked as an accompanist from 1934. See more trivia »

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(age 41) in London, England, UK

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 2012 Upstairs Downstairs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Somewhere Over the Rainbow (2012) ... (writer: "Wish Me Luck as You Wave Goodbye" - uncredited)
 2009 Gracie! (TV Movie) (writer: "Sing As We Go", "Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye" - uncredited)
 2008 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (writer: "Now & Forever")
 2008 Is Anybody There? (writer: "Wish Me Luck (As You Wave Me Goodbye)" - as Harry Parr-Davies)
 2008 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (writer: "Smile When You Say Goodbye" - as Harry Parr-Davies)
 2006 The History Boys (writer: "Wish Me Luck (As You Wave Me Goodbye)")
 1998 Little Voice (writer: "Sing As We Go" (1934) - as Harry Parr-Davies)
 1995 Keeping Up Appearances (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Barbecue at Violet's (1995) ... ("There'll Always Be An England")
 1988 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Part I (1988) ... ("There'll Always Be An England", uncredited)
 1987 Coronation Street (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2784 (1987) ... (writer: "Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye")
 1986 Hi-de-Hi! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Only the Brave (1986) ... (writer: "It's In The Air" (uncredited), "It's In The Air")
 1982 Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (Documentary) (writer: "Sit On My Face")
 1970-1974 Dad's Army (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Turkey Dinner (1974) ... (music: "There'll Always Be An England" - uncredited)
- The Test (1970) ... (music: "There always be an England" - uncredited)
 1970 Mera Naam Joker (writer: "Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye" - uncredited)
 1961 Operation Snafu (writer: "Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye" - uncredited)
 1958 The Young Lions (music: "There'll Always Be An England" - uncredited)
 1956 Now and Forever (music: "Now and Forever")
 1954 Let's Make Up (writer: "Up the Hill to Windsor Castle")
 1951 Footlight Varieties (writer: "You Only Want It 'Cos You Haven't Got It")
 1949 Maytime in Mayfair (music: "Maytime in Mayfair")
 1947 It Always Rains on Sunday (writer: "Love Never Grows Old" - uncredited)
 1946 Lisbon Story (music: "Never Say Good Bye", "Someday We Shall Meet Again", "Song Of The Sunrise", "Paris In My Heart") / (music: "Pedro the Fisherman" - as Harry Parr-Davies)
 1944 Two Thousand Women (writer: "One Song Ever Shall Remain")
 1944 It Happened One Sunday (writer: "All Ashore" - uncredited)
 1944 Bell-Bottom George (writer: "Swim Little Fish", "If I Had A Girl Like You", "Bell Bottom George" - as Harry Parr-Davies)
 1943 Young and Beautiful (Short) (writer: "Wish Me Luck" - as Parr-Davies)
 1943 We'll Meet Again (writer: "All the World Sings a Lullaby" - uncredited)
 1943 Women Aren't Angels (writer: "My Kind of Loving" - uncredited)
 1941 Nice Girl? (music: "There'll Always Be An England")
 1940 Three Cockeyed Sailors (music: "Sing A Happy-Go-Lucky Song")
 1940 Band Waggon (writer: "Heaven Will Be Heavenly" (1940))
 1939 The First Days (Documentary short) (music: "Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye" - uncredited)
 1939 Shipyard Sally (music: "Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye" - as Harry Parr-Davies) / (writer: "In Pernambuco" - as Harry Parr-Davies)
 1938/I Smiling Along (writer: "Giddy Up", "Swing Your Way to Happiness" - as Harry Parr-Davies)
 1938 George Takes the Air (writer: "It's In The Air" - as Harry Parr-Davies)
 1938 Penny Paradise (writer: "Stick Out Your Chin", "You Can't Have Your Cake", "Learn How To Sing A Love Song" - as Harry Parr-Davies)
 1938 We're Going to Be Rich (writer: "The Sweetest Song in All the World", "The Trek Song")
 1938 I See Ice (writer: "In My Little Snapshot Album", "Noughts And Crosses" - as Harry Parr-Davies)
 1937 The Show Goes On (writer: "A Song in Your Heart", "Smile When You Say Goodbye", "We're All Good Pals Together", "My Love For You", "Success Cockalorum", "The Show Goes On" - as Harry Parr-Davies)
 1936 Queen of Hearts (music: "Why Did I Have to Meet You?", "Do You Remember My First Love Song?")
 1935 No Limit (writer: "Your Way Is My Way" - as Harry Parr-Davies)
 1935 Look Up and Laugh (writer: "Look Up and Laugh", "Love Is Everywhere", "Anna from Anacapresi" - as Harry Parr-Davies, uncredited)
 1934 Sing As We Go (as Harry Parr-Davies, "Sing As We Go", "Just a Catchy Little Tune")
 1933 This Week of Grace (writer: "Mary Rose", "My Lucky Day", "Happy Ending", "Melody at Dawn", "When Cupid Calls")
 1932 Looking on the Bright Side (writer: "I Hate You" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote the musical "The Knight Was Bold", performed at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England, with Adele Dixon, Sonnie Hale and Robert McLachlan in the cast. See more »

Alternate Names:

Harry Parr-Davies | Harry Parr-Davis
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Trivia:

Harry Parr Davies is buried in Oystermouth Cemetery, in Mumbles near Swansea, south Wales. Buried in the same cemetery is the Welsh composer, Morfydd Llwyn Owen (1891-1918), who was the wife of the distinguished Freudian psychoanalyst, Ernest Jones (1879-1958). See more »

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