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Vivian Ellis (I) (1904–1996)


Also a pianist who was a pupil of Myra Hess See more trivia »


(age 91) in London, England, UK

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 2009 To Die Like a Man (music: "If Your Kisses Can't Hold the Man You Love")
 2006 The Eight (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Nocturnal Robbery (2006) ... (writer: "Spread a Little Happiness" - uncredited)
 2004 Being Julia (writer: "She's My Lovely")
 1991 Riff-Raff (writer: "Spread A Little Happiness")
 1986 Danger Mouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- DM on the Orient Express (1986) ... (writer: "Coronation Scot")
 1986 Clockwise (as Ellis, "This Is My Lovely Day")
 1982 Brimstone & Treacle (writer: "Spread a Little Happiness")
 1965 The Ipcress File (music: "Supermarket" - uncredited)
 1958 Slag för slag (music: "Flight 101" - uncredited)
 1948 Easy Money (writer: "Lady Spiv")
 1946 Piccadilly Incident (writer: "Piccadilly 1944")
 1944 It Happened One Sunday (music: "Medley")
 1941 Old Bill and Son (writer: "The Smile I Left Behind Me")
 1940 A Little Bit of Heaven (writer: "What Did We Learn at School" - uncredited)
 1940 Under Your Hat (lyrics: "The Empire Depends On You") / (music: "The Empire Depends On You")
 1939 Clouds Over Europe (music: "Mayfair in May" - uncredited)
 1938 The Divorce of Lady X (music: "Mayfair in May", "Mayfair in May" (reprise) - uncredited)
 1937 Good Morning, Boys (music: "The Flies Crawled Up the Window" - uncredited)
 1936 Men Are Not Gods (writer: "Two People in Love" - uncredited)
 1936 Public Nuisance No. 1 (writer: "Between You, Me and the Carpet", "Swing", "Hotsy Totsy", "Me and My Dog")
 1934 Mister Cinders (music: "Where's Jim?", "I Could Get Used to You", "Spread a Little Happiness", "Just a Blue Sky")
 1933 Friday the Thirteenth (music: "Sweep" - uncredited)
 1933/I Falling for You (music: "You Don't Understand", "Mrs. Bartholomew", "Sweep", "Why Has a Cow Got Four Legs" - uncredited)
 1933 The King's Cup (music: "Climbing High")
 1932 Night and Day (music: "The Flies Crawled Up The Window", "I Want To Cling To Ivy", "If You Are Out To Give A Party")
 1931 Out of the Blue (writer: "Out of the Blue")
 1930 Elstree Calling (writer: "The Thought Never Entered My Head")
 1925 Jealousy (music: "Vaudeville")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His musical, "Jill Darling," was performed at the Saville Theatre in London, England with Frances Day, Aurthur Riscoe, and John Mills in the cast. See more »

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Composer and lyricist, a former concert pianist. Best known as writer for theatrical revues performed at London's West End from 1922. His most famous song was "Spread a Little Happiness", featured in his 1929 musical "Mr. Cinders". He also authored several humorous books. See more »

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