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James F. Hanley (1892–1942)

Songwriter ("Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart", "Rose of Washington Square", "Second Hand Rose"), composer, author and pianist, educated at Champion College and the Chicago Musical College. During World War I, he served in the 82nd Division and wrote and produced the Army show "Toot Sweet". In vaudeville he was a piano accompanist, and wrote the ... See full bio »

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The Theory of Everything
Hoosiers Soundtrack
Sweet and Lowdown
Sweet and Lowdown Soundtrack
High Society Blues
High Society Blues Soundtrack


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 2016 Café Society (writer: "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart")
 2016 Dating Daisy (writer: "(Take Me Back To) Indiana")
 2014 The Theory of Everything (writer: "I'm in the Market for You" - as Hanley)
 2013 Since I Don't Have You (writer: "Zing Went The Strings")
 2005 Fyra veckor i juni (music: "Twenty-Four Hours a Day") / (writer: "Twenty-Four Hours a Day")
 2001 The Cat's Meow (music: "Rose of Washington Square (Version 1)" (1919)) / (writer: "Breeze" (1919))
 1999 Sweet and Lowdown (writer: "Indiana (Back Home Again In)" (1917))
 1995 Stonewall (writer: "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart")
 1986 Hoosiers (music: "Indiana (Back Home Again in Indiana)" - as James Hanly)
 1984 The Cotton Club (music: "Back Home Again In Indiana" - as James E. Hanley)
 1975 Smile (music: "Second Hand Rose" (1921))
 1968 Funny Girl ("Second Hand Rose")
 1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie (lyrics: "Rose of Washington Square" - uncredited)
 1965 Country Music on Broadway (writer: "Second Hand Rose")
 1959 The Gene Krupa Story (music: "Indiana" - uncredited)
 1959 The Five Pennies (music: " (Back Home Again in) Indiana" (1917) - uncredited)
 1958 The Naked and the Dead (music: "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" - uncredited)
 1956 The Montecarlo Story (music: "Indiana" - uncredited)
 1956 That Certain Feeling (writer: "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart")
 1952 With a Song in My Heart (writer: "INDIANA")
 1951 Fixed Bayonets! (music: "Indiana" - uncredited)
 1951 Lullaby of Broadway (writer: "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" - uncredited)
 1946 Humoresque (lyrics: "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart" - uncredited) / (music: "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart" - uncredited)
 1946 Cowboy Blues (music: "Back Home Again in Indiana")
 1945 Blonde from Brooklyn (music: "Lost, a Wonderful Girl" - uncredited)
 1944 Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (music: "Indiana" - uncredited)
 1944 Home in Indiana (music: " (Back Home Again in) Indiana" (1917) - uncredited)
 1943 Hi'ya, Sailor (writer: "Back Home Again in Indiana")
 1943 Hoosier Holiday (music: " (Back Home Again in) Indiana")
 1941 Remember the Day (music: "Indiana" - uncredited)
 1941 Let's Make Music (music: "You Forgot About Me")
 1940 Remember the Night (music: "(Back Home Again in) Indiana" (1917) - uncredited)
 1939 Rose of Washington Square (music: "Rose of Washington Square")
 1939 St. Louis Blues (writer: "LET'S DREAM IN THE MOONLIGHT" - uncredited)
 1938 Listen, Darling (lyrics: "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" (1934)) / (music: "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" (1934))
 1935 Sweet Surrender (music: "Twenty-Four Hours a Day")
 1935 Dance Band (music: "Sing Song Girl" - uncredited)
 1935 Roberta (music: "(Back Home Again In) Indiana" (1917) - uncredited)
 1934 She Learned About Sailors (writer: "If I Were Adam and You Were Eve")
 1933 His Double Life (writer: "Someday, Sometime, Somewhere", "Springtime in Old Granada" - uncredited)
 1933 Elmer, the Great (music: "Indiana" (1917) - uncredited)
 1933 The Cohens and Kellys in Trouble ("Rackety Rax")
 1933 Broadway Bad (music: "Little Man")
 1932 The Golden West (writer: "Home Folks")
 1932 Rackety Rax (music: "Rackety Rax", "The Puce and the Green")
 1932 Hat Check Girl (music: "YOU'RE WORTH WHILE WAITING FOR")
 1932 The Painted Woman (writer: "Say You'll Be Good To Me")
 1932 Movie Crazy (music: "Indiana" (1917) - uncredited)
 1932 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (writer: "A Leopard Cannot Change His Spots")
 1932 Week Ends Only (writer: "Am I Too Fresh?")
 1932 The Mouthpiece (music: "Just a Cottage Small (By a Waterfall)" - uncredited)
 1932 The Trial of Vivienne Ware (music: "Together Again" - uncredited)
 1932 Careless Lady (music: "When You Hear This Song, Remember Me") / (writer: "Souvenir of Love")
 1932 After Tomorrow (writer: "All the World Will Smile Again After Tomorrow")
 1932 Dance Team (writer: "I Saw My Future in Your Eyes")
 1932 Stepping Sisters (lyrics: "My World Begins And Ends With You", "Look Here Comes A Rainbow", "Shoes") / (music: "My World Begins And Ends With You", "Look Here Comes A Rainbow", "Shoes")
 1931 Good Sport (writer: "We Gotta Find a New Kentucky Home" - uncredited)
 1931 Over the Hill (writer: "Contented")
 1931 Merely Mary Ann (music: "Kiss Me Goodnight, Not Goodbye" - uncredited)
 1931 Bad Girl (writer: "Red Head", "Come On Baby and Beg For It" - uncredited)
 1931 Honeymoon Lane (music: "Honeymoon Lane" - uncredited)
 1931 Annabelle's Affairs (writer: "If Someone Should Kiss You Tonight")
 1931 Mr. Lemon of Orange (writer: "My Racket Is You")
 1931 Seas Beneath (music: "Here's My Hand - You're in My Heart" - uncredited)
 1930 Under Suspicion (music: "Whisper To the Whisp'ring Pines", "Sas-katch-a widja-go-way-go-on!", "Round My Kingdom's Door", "Here's To the Folks Back Home")
 1930 Up the River (music: "Up the River (Prison 'College' Song)" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 The Big Trail (music: "Song of the Big Trail" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 Man Trouble (music: "Pick Yourself Up, Brush Yourself Off", "What's The Use Of Living Without Love")
 1930 El precio de un beso (music: "Mono en el cordel")
 1930 Song o' My Heart (writer: "I Feel You Near Me" - uncredited)
 1930 One Mad Kiss (music: "Monkey on a String", "Oh Have I a Way With the Girls")
 1930 New Movietone Follies of 1930 (writer: "I'd Love To Be a Talking Picture Queen")
 1930 High Society Blues (music: "I'm in the Market For You", "Just Like in a Storybook", "Eleanor (That Song That I Sing In My Dreams)", "High Society Blues")
 1930 The Big Party (music: "Nobody Knows But Rosie")
 1930 Sombras de gloria (writer: "Arrullo militar (Doughboy's Lullaby)", "Si la vida te sonrie (Put a Little Salt on the Bluebird's Tail)", "Rosa roja de amor (Wrapped in a Red, Red Rose)" - uncredited)
 1930 Harmony at Home (writer: "A Little House To Dream By a Mountain Stream")
 1929 Blaze o' Glory (writer: "Doughboy's Lullaby", "Put a Little Salt on the Bluebird's Tail", "Wrapped in a Red, Red Rose")
 1929 Glorifying the American Girl (music: "No Foolin'" (1926) - uncredited)
 1929 Broadway Scandals (writer: "Does an Elephant Love Peanuts?", "Kickin' the Blues Away" - uncredited)
 1929 Happy Days (music: "We'll Build a Little World of Our Own", "Happy Days", "A Toast to the Girl I Love", "Dream on a Piece of Wedding Cake" - uncredited)
 1929 Rainbow Man (writer: "Sleepy Valley", "Little Pal", "Rainbow Man")
 1928 My Man (music: "Second Hand Rose" - uncredited)
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Stage Play: Ziegfeld Follies of 1922. Musical revue. Music by Victor Herbert, Louis A. Hirsch and Dave Stamper. Lyrics by Ring Lardner, Gene Buck and Ralph Spence. Based on material by Ring Lardner, Gene Buck and Ralph Spence. Musical Director: Oscar Radin. Additional music by Herbert Reynolds, James F. Hanley, Jimmie Duffy, Henry Creamer ... See more »

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