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Cliff Hess (I) (1894–1959)

Composer, songwriter, author, publisher and pianist, educated locally and laer a pianist on Mississippi River boats. He then joined the staff of several music publishing firms, and was Irving Berlin's secretary between 1913 and 1918. Later he became an executive for several recording and publishing companies. Joining ASCAP in 1919, his ... See full bio »

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 1997 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Vaudeville (1997) ... (writer: "Lucky Numbers" - uncredited)
 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Documentary) (writer: "Lucky Number" - uncredited)
 1943 Hi, Buddy (music: "Huckleberry Finn")
 1941 Knockout (music: "What Do I Have to Do to Be Loved" (1941) - uncredited)
 1937 Toot Sweet (Short) (writer: "Don't Forget to Ask for Fifi" - uncredited)
 1937 Starlets (Short) (writer: "Little Star on the Milky Way" - uncredited)
 1937 Ups and Downs (Short) (writer: "Rhythm Personality", "What Goes Up Must Come Down" - uncredited)
 1937 Postal Union (Short) (music: "I'm Picketing, Baby" - uncredited)
 1937 Du Barry Did All Right (Short) (music: "Oh, You Louie", "He Didn't Understand My English", "When the Cat's Away", "Du Barry Didn't Do So Bad" - uncredited)
 1937 A Musical Operation (Short) (writer: "Opening Number"" - uncredited)
 1937 Hotel a la Swing (Short) (music: "Holiday in Hades")
 1937 Swing for Sale (Short) (writer: "The Sweet Little Girl Inside" - uncredited)
 1937 Captain Blue Blood (Short) (music: "What Do I Have to Do to Be Loved", "The King of France Commands", "New Orleans" - uncredited)
 1936 Sheik to Sheik (Short) (writer: "The Song of the Sand", "What Makes the Night So Beautiful?" - uncredited)
 1936 Harry Reser and His Eskimos (Short) (music: "Tap on Toe" - uncredited)
 1936 The Backyard Broadcast (Short) (writer: "It's the Chorus", "Beautiful Girl", "Raggedy Doll" - uncredited)
 1936 Rush Hour Rhapsody (Short) (writer: "Rush Hour Rhapsody", "Tappin' on the Third Rail" - uncredited)
 1936 Shake, Mr. Shakespeare (Short) (writer: "I'm Going Hollywood", "Shake, Mr. Shakespeare" - uncredited)
 1936 Porky the Rain-Maker (Short) (music: "Rhythm in the Bow" - uncredited)
 1936 Rhythmitis (Short) (writer: "Tanglefeet" - uncredited)
 1936 Vitaphone Topnotchers (Short) (music: "Bicycle Days" - uncredited)
 1936 College Dads (Short) (writer: "Sliding on the Ice", "We're Here, Mr. Brown", "Collegietta" - uncredited)
 1936 The Black Network (Short) (writer: "Lucky Numbers", "Something Must Be Wrong with Me", "Walking with My Sugar on Sugar Hill" - uncredited)
 1936 Wash Your Step (Short) (writer: "O'B-R-I-E-N", "The Pitter Patter of the Rain" - uncredited)
 1936 Between the Lines (Short) (writer: "To Be Continued", "Fly to Arms" - uncredited)
 1936 Vitaphone Stage Show (Short) (music: "Bicycle Days" - uncredited)
 1935 Katz' Pajamas (Short) (writer: "Take a Chance" - uncredited)
 1935 Roof Tops of Manhattan (Short) (writer: "On the Roof Tops of Manhattan" (1935) - uncredited)
 1935 Tickets, Please (Short) (writer: "Good Old Midwestern", "You're All the World to Me" - uncredited)
 1935 Dublin in Brass (Short) (writer: "You'll Always Have the Right of Way", "Any Place Is Heaven with an Angel Like You" - uncredited)
 1935 The Lady in Black (Short) (writer: "Show Song", "The Lady in the Black Dress" - uncredited)
 1935 Surprise! (Short) (writer: "Goodbye, Alma Mater", "Dixie Is Calling", "I'm Don Bolero Vasquero Bolero", "If the Volga Flowed Through Dixie" - uncredited)
 1935 The Film Follies (Short) (writer: "Broken Hearts of Hollywood", "On the Downtown Express" - uncredited)
 1935 An All-Colored Vaudeville Show (Short) (music: "Puttin' It On" - uncredited)
 1935 Vitaphone Casino (Short) (music: "Minstrel Days" - uncredited)
 1935 The Love Department (Short) (writer: "There's an Old Fashioned Cottage" - uncredited)
 1935 Main Street Follies (Short) (writer: "Sip Sip Sip", "She Was Waiting for a Horse Car" - uncredited)
 1934 A Peach of a Pair (Short) (music: "Born That Way" - uncredited)
 1934/II Vaudeville (Short) (music: "Don't Telegraph - Write" - uncredited)
 1934 Hear Ye! Hear Ye! (Short) (writer: "Adieu to Love" - uncredited)
 1934 Soft Drinks and Sweet Music (Short) (writer: "Bring Back Those Melodramatic Days" - uncredited)
 1934 The Gem of the Ocean (Short) (writer: "We're About to Sail", "Bon Voyage", "Forever", "I'll Have the Same", "It's the Way You Shake It" - uncredited)
 1934 The Flame Song (Short) (lyrics: "Montmartre" - uncredited)
 1934 Rhythm in the Bow (Short) (writer: "Rhythm in the Bow" - uncredited)
 1934 No Contest! (Short) (music: "Wouldn't It Be Nice" - uncredited) / (writer: "Travel Song" - uncredited)
 1934 Syncopated City (Short) (writer: "Give a Thought to Your Home Town", "Mayor's Chorus", "Syncopated Town" - uncredited)
 1934 The Policy Girl (Short) (writer: "Most of All I Want Your Love", "Aw, Cut It Out" - uncredited)
 1934 Good Morning, Eve! (Short) (writer: "Rhythm in the Bow", "Got There Just the Same", "Lookin' 'em Over" - uncredited)
 1934 The Mysterious Kiss (Short) (writer: "Sparkling Burgundy" - uncredited)
 1934 Service with a Smile (Short) (writer: "Service with a Smile" (1934), "Golf Is the Thing" (1934), "Whatcha Gonna Do Now?" (1934) - uncredited)
 1934 The Winnah! (Short) (writer: "School Days", "We Know the Answers", "Springfield Song", "On Your Toes", "Just That Kind of a Day", "Alma Mater" - uncredited)
 1934 King for a Day (Short) (writer: "Minstrel Man", "Bill Robinson's Stomp", "Harlem Honeymoon" - uncredited)
 1934 Art Trouble (Short) (writer: "French Song", "I Like You a Little Bit Too Much" - uncredited)
 1934 Darling Enemy (Short) (writer: "Sweetheart of the Regiment", "Can Can Dance", "Pretense", "Forgive and Forget", "The Girl Behind the Moon", "Alimony Sal", "Tonight's the Night" - uncredited)
 1934 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #9 (Short) (music: "Wouldn't It Be Nice" - uncredited)
 1934 Masks and Memories (Short) (writer: "The Rhythm of the Paddle Wheel", "Alone" - uncredited)
 1934 Private Lessons (Short) (writer: "Follow Me" (1934), "Let's Dance" (1934), "Snow Song" (1934) - uncredited)
 1934 Corn on the Cop (Short) (music: "Follow Me" - uncredited)
 1934 Story Conference (Short) (writer: "Alimony Sal", "The Alimony Hotel", "Working in the Movies", "My Man Blues", "If I Were a Millionaire" - uncredited)
 1934 Come to Dinner (Short) (writer: "Give Him Love", "Ode to Hollywood" - uncredited)
 1934 Picture Palace (Short) (writer: "If It's Love", "Occupation Song", "Let's Dance", "Waiting by the Congo", "Born That Way" - uncredited)
 1934 Jack Denny & Band (Short) (writer: "Follow the Leader" - uncredited)
 1933 Plane Crazy (Short) (writer: "I Feel I'm Safe with You", "I'll Make You Feel at Home", "Pretty Face", "As Long as the Ganges Flows" - uncredited)
 1933 Kissing Time (Short) (writer: "The Bell of San Marco", "Let's Drink", "All My Life I've Waited (for Someone Like You)", "Love, Look What You've Done to Me" - uncredited)
 1933 The Mild West (Short) (writer: "I Can Take 'em Every Time", "Way Down in Texas", "Westward Ho", "Broadway Bubble", "Moonlight Memories", "A Little Too Late", "There Are Tricks in Every Trade" - uncredited)
 1933 Gobs of Fun (Short) (music: "Wouldn't It Be Nice" - uncredited)
 1933 The Operator's Opera (Short) (writer: "Moonlight Memories", "Number, Please", "I Want a Hot Number" - uncredited)
 1933 Paul Revere, Jr. (Short) (writer: "Oh, What Did Paul Revere Tell His Missus?", "Oh, Paul", "Flash!", "Sugar" - uncredited)
 1933 Seasoned Greetings (Short) (writer: "Sunny Weather", "It's the Little Things" - uncredited)
 1933 Rufus Jones for President (Short) (writer: "Lullaby", "Rufus Jones for President", "Take an Oath", "The Great Day's Come", "Puttin' It On" - uncredited)
 1933 Use Your Imagination (Short) (writer: "Wouldn't It Be Nice" - uncredited)
 1933 The No Man (Short) (writer: "Love Behind a Fan", "The Song of the Saw", "Nola" - uncredited)
 1933 20,000 Cheers for the Chain Gang (Short) (writer: "Only Thirty Years More", "Sippin' on a Soda Pop", "The Sing Sing Serenade", "Ballin' the Chain" - uncredited)
 1933 Nothing Ever Happens (Short) (writer: "Hello", "I Feel So Relieved", "We're at Your Service", "What We Put in the Soup", "The Cocktail Hour" - uncredited)
 1932 Central Park (writer: "Young Love" (1932), "Central Park" (1932) - uncredited)
 1930 Take the Heir (lyrics: "I Always Knew It Would Be You" - uncredited)
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