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John Hollingsworth (I) (1916–1963)

Hollingsworth studied at the Guildhall School of Music, and, by 1939, was conducting concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra. The following year, he joined the orchestra of the Royal Air Force as an associate conductor, at the same time orchestrating wartime documentaries made by the Crown Film Unit. After the war, Hollingsworth alternated ... See full bio »


(age 47) in London, England, UK

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Horror of Dracula
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The Mummy
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Billy Liar
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The Curse of Frankenstein
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 1964 The Evil of Frankenstein (musical director - uncredited)
 1964 The Devil-Ship Pirates (musical supervisor)
 1964 Hamlet at Elsinore (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1964 Nightmare (music supervisor)
 1963 The Crimson Blade (musical supervisor)
 1963 The Kiss of the Vampire (musical supervisor)
 1963 Billy Liar (conductor)
 1963 Heavens Above! (conductor)
 1963 Paranoiac (musical supervisor)
 1963 The Wrong Arm of the Law (conductor)
 1962 These Are the Damned (musical supervisor)
 1962 Mystery Submarine (musical director)
 1962 The Pirates of Blood River (musical supervisor)
 1961 Cash on Demand (musical supervisor)
 1961 Watch it, Sailor! (musical director)
 1961 The Mark (conductor)
 1961 Why Bother to Knock (musical director)
 1961 Scream of Fear (musical supervisor)
 1961 The Terror of the Tongs (musical supervisor)
 1961 Dream of Norway (Documentary short) (music director)
 1960 Sword of Sherwood Forest (musical supervisor)
 1960 The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (musical supervisor)
 1960 The Brides of Dracula (musical supervisor)
 1960 Never Take Sweets from a Stranger (musical supervisor)
 1960 A Place for Gold (Documentary short) (music director)
 1959 The Stranglers of Bombay (musical supervisor)
 1959 The Devil's Disciple (music director)
 1959 The Mummy (conductor - uncredited) / (musical supervisor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1959 The Man Who Could Cheat Death (music supervisor)
 1959 Ten Seconds to Hell (musical director)
 1959 The Hound of the Baskervilles (conductor)
 1958 Elephant Gun (musical director)
 1958 The Snorkel (conductor)
 1958 The Revenge of Frankenstein (music supervisor - uncredited)
 1958 Horror of Dracula (conductor)
 1958 The Camp on Blood Island (conductor)
 1957 Foothold on Antarctica (Short) (music director)
 1957 The England of Elizabeth (Short) (conductor: orchestra)
 1957 The Birthday Present (conductor)
 1957 The Abominable Snowman (musical director)
 1957 Across the Bridge (musical director)
 1957 Song of the Clouds (Documentary short) (musical director)
 1957 The Steel Bayonet (musical director)
 1957 Enemy from Space (conductor)
 1957 The Curse of Frankenstein (musical director)
 1956 Golden Reef (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1956 Three Men in a Boat (conductor)
 1956 X the Unknown (conductor - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1956 Pacific Destiny (conductor)
 1956 The Door in the Wall (Short) (conductor)
 1956 Blonde Bait (conductor)
 1956 Women Without Men (musical director)
 1955 The New Explorers (Documentary) (conductor)
 1955 The Quatermass Xperiment (conductor)
 1955 Break in the Circle (musical director)
 1955 The Glass Tomb (conductor)
 1954 Race for Life (musical director)
 1954 The Unholy Four (music supervisor)
 1954 The Royal Tour of Queen Elizabeth and Philip (Documentary) (conductor)
 1954 People Like Maria (Documentary) (musical director)
 1953 They Planted a Stone (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1953 Terror Street (music supervisor - uncredited)
 1953 This Little Ship (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1952 The Armchair Detective (musical director)
 1952 The Island (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1952 Train Time (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1952 Tread Softly (musical director)
 1952 Miss Robin Hood (musical director)
 1952 The Boy Kumasenu (musical director)
 1952 Never Look Back (musical director)
 1952 Persian Story (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1951 Due mogli sono troppe (conductor)
 1951 Life in Her Hands (conductor)
 1951 A Story of Achievement (Documentary) (conductor)
 1951 West of England (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1950 Fifty Acres (Short documentary) (conductor)
 1950 Traveller's Joy (conductor)
 1950 The Naked Heart (conductor)
 1950 Chance of a Lifetime (conductor: The Philharmonia Orchestra)
 1950 Eye Witness (musical director)
 1950 A Family Affair (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1950 The Dancing Fleece (Short) (conductor)
 1949 The Frasers of Cabot Cove (Short) (conductor)
 1949 The Undefeated (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1949 This Farming Business (Documentary) (conductor)
 1949 Daybreak in Udi (Documentary) (conductor)
 1949 Marry Me (conductor)
 1949 A Boy, a Girl and a Bike (musical director)
 1949 The Perfect Woman (conductor)
 1949 The Huggetts Abroad (conductor)
 1949 It's Not Cricket (music director)
 1949 Three Dawns to Sydney (Documentary) (musical director)
 1949 All Over the Town (conductor)
 1949 Badger's Green (musical director)
 1949 Once Upon a Dream (conductor)
 1949 Another Case of Poisoning (Short) (conductor)
 1949 Which Will Ye Have? (Short) (conductor)
 1948 A Piece of Cake (musical director)
 1948 Charting the Seas (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1948 Waverley Steps: A Visit to Edinburgh (Documentary short) (conductor - uncredited)
 1948 The Blind Goddess (musical director)
 1948 Woman Hater (conductor)
 1948 Love in Waiting (musical director)
 1948 Fly Away Peter (musical director)
 1948 Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill (conductor)
 1948 Colonel Bogey (musical director)
 1948 My Brother's Keeper (musical director)
 1948 Penny and the Pownall Case (conductor)
 1948 Good-Time Girl (conductor)
 1948 A Song for Tomorrow (conductor)
 1948 Hamlet (assistant conductor - uncredited)
 1948 One Night with You (conductor)
 1948 Snowbound (conductor)
 1948 The World Is Rich (Documentary) (conductor)
 1948 Easy Money (assistant musical director - uncredited)
 1948 Here's Health (Short) (conductor)
 1948 Ruth (Short) (music director)
 1948 Sorting It Out: A Trade Union at Work (Documentary short) (music director)
 1948 Trial by Weather (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1947 Avalanche Patrol (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1947 Here Is the Gold Coast (Short) (conductor)
 1947 When the Bough Breaks (musical director)
 1947 The Silver Darlings (conductor: The London Symphony Orchestra)
 1947 I Became a Criminal (conductor)
 1947 A Fisherman's Yarn (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1947 Along the Line (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1947 Park Here (Documentary short) (music director)
 1946 Cyprus Is an Island (Documentary) (musical director)
 1946 Children on Trial (Documentary) (musical director)
 1946 Burma Victory (Documentary) (musical director)
 1946 Pool of Contentment (Short) (musical director)
 1946 The Glen Is Ours (Short) (conductor)
 1946 The Way from Germany (Documentary short) (conductor - uncredited)
 1945 Brief Encounter (associate musical director - uncredited)
 1945 A Farmer's Boy (Documentary short) (musical director)
 1944 Crofters (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1944 North East Corner (Short documentary) (conductor)
 1941 Target for Tonight (Documentary) (conductor - uncredited)
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He conducted the London Symphony Orchestra for the ballet, "Don Quixote Pas De Deux," "The Miller's Dance," "The Swan," and excerpts from "The Sleeping Beauty," in a ballet production at the Royal Albert Hall in Covent Garden, London, England with Nadia Nerina and David Blair in the cast.

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