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Arthur Johnston (1898–1954)

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Orchestrator for Irving Berlin, whom he accompanied to Hollywood in 1929. See more trivia »

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 2012 Since I Don't Have You (music: "Pennies From Heaven")
 2012 Arbitrage (music: "Just One More Chance")
 2011 Waiting for a Stranger (Short) (lyrics: "My Old Flame") / (music: "My Old Flame")
 2011/I The Artist (music: "Pennies From Heaven")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression (Video documentary) (music: "Just One More Chance" - uncredited)
 2008 Roland Kirk: Live in '64 & '67 (Video) (music: "Moon Song")
 2008 Igor (writer: "Pennies From Heaven")
 2008 Everything Is Fine (writer: "Troubled Water")
 2007 The War (TV Mini-Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- FUBAR: September 1944 - December 1944 (2007) ... (music: "Pennies from Heaven")
  American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode, 2007) (music - 1 episode, 1989)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... (writer: "Just One More Chance" (1951))
- Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (1989) ... (music: "Skeleton in the Closet")
 2007 Perfect Stranger (writer: "Troubled Waters")
 2006 Chris Botti Live: With Orchestra and Special Guests (Video documentary) (music: "Pennies from Heaven")
 2004 Dean Martin: Encore (Video) (music: "Pennies from Heaven", "Down the Old Ox Road", "My Old Flame" - uncredited)
 2004 The Aviator (music: "Thanks" (1933))
 2003 Elf (music: "Pennies From Heaven" (1936))
 2003 Complicated Women (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Music Makes Me", "Marihuana", "Live and Love Tonight")
 2002 The Quiet American (writer: "So Do I")
 2002 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew (2002) ... (writer: "Pennies From Heaven")
 2001 Dean Martin: That's Amore (TV Movie) (music: "Pennies from Heaven")
 2000 Papa's Angels (TV Movie) (writer: "Pennies from Heaven" - as A. Johnston)
 2000 The Crew (writer: "Pennies from Heaven')
 2000 Small Time Crooks (music: "Cocktails for Two")
 1999 Angela's Ashes (writer: "Pennies from Heaven" - as A. Johnson)
 1998 Bernadette Peters in Concert (TV Movie) (music: "Pennies from Heaven" - uncredited)
 1998 A Night at the Roxbury (writer: "Cocktails For Two")
 1998 Celebrity (music: "Cocktails for Two" (1934))
 1997 The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue (Video) (writer: "Cocktails For Two")
 1996 Everyone Says I Love You (writer: "Cocktails For Two" (1934))
 1996 Cold Lazarus (TV Mini-Series) (writer: "PENNIES FROM HEAVEN")
 1995 Sabrina ("My Old Flame")
 1994 I.Q. ("COCKTAILS FOR TWO")
 1994 Corrina, Corrina (writer: "PENNIES FROM HEAVEN")
 1992 American Heart (writer: "Cocktails For Two")
 1992 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- City Limits (1992) ... (music: "Pennies from Heaven")
 1991 Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection (Video) (writer: "Cocktails for Two" - as Johnston)
 1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities (writer: "Pennies From Heaven")
 1990 Avalon (writer: "If I Only Had a Match")
 1989 Harlem Nights (music: "Just One More Chance")
 1988 Let's Get Lost (Documentary) ("My Old Flame")
 1988 Big Business (writer: "PENNIES FROM HEAVEN" - as A. Johnson)
 1987 September ("Just One More Chance")
 1987 Baby Boom (music: "Pennies from Heaven" - uncredited)
 1981 Pennies from Heaven (writer: "Pennies from Heaven" (1936))
 1980 Raging Bull (music: "Just One More Chance" (1931))
 1980 Joe Albany... a Jazz Life (Documentary) (music: "My Old Flame")
 1978 Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series) (music - 6 episodes)
- Says My Heart (1978) ... (music: "The Moon Got in My Eyes", "Pennies from Heaven" - uncredited)
- Painting the Clouds (1978) ... (music: "Pennies from Heaven" - uncredited)
- Better Think Twice (1978) ... (music: "So Do I" - uncredited)
- Easy Come, Easy Go (1978) ... (music: "Pennies from Heaven" - uncredited)
- The Sweetest Thing (1978) ... (music: "Pennies from Heaven" - uncredited)
 1977 Are You Being Served? (writer: "Pennies From Heaven" - uncredited)
 1976 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Karen Black/John Prine (1976) ... (writer: "Pennies From Heaven")
 1973 Dillinger (music: "Just One More Chance" - uncredited)
 1973 Paper Moon (music: "Just One More Chance" (1931) - uncredited)
 1972 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Henry, Please Come Home (1972) ... (music: "Cocktails for Two" - uncredited)
 1968-1969 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 13 November 1969 (1969) ... (music: "Two-Faced Woman" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 21 March 1968 (1968) ... (music: "Pennies from Heaven" - uncredited)
 1969 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 8 July 1969 (1969) ... (music: "Pennies from Heaven" - uncredited)
 1969 Hello Down There (music: "Hey, Little Goldfish", "Glub", "Just One More Chance")
 1968 Dad's Army (TV Series) (writer: "Pennies from Heaven")
 1968 The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell (music: "Pennies from Heaven")
 1966 The Monkees (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Here Come the Monkees (1966) ... (writer: "Pennies from Heaven" (instrumental))
- Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers (1966) ... (writer: "Pennies from Heaven" (instrumental))
 1966 This Property Is Condemned (music: "Just One More Chance")
 1966 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Waiting for Joe (1966) ... (writer: "Pennies From Heaven")
 1964 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- How Jack Found Dennis (1964) ... (writer: "Cocktails for Two" - uncredited)
 1963 The Victors (writer: "Pennies from Heaven" - uncredited)
 1962 Don't Knock the Twist (writer: "Pennies from Heaven" - uncredited)
 1961 On the Double ("Coctails for Two" (1934), uncredited)
 1960 Pepe (music: "Pennies from Heaven" - uncredited)
 1960 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 May 1960 (1960) ... (music: "The Green Grass Grows All Around" - uncredited)
 1959 Bing Crosby and Dean Martin Present High Hopes (TV Movie) (music: "My Old Flame" - uncredited)
 1959 Little Rascals Varieties (music: "Learn to Croon")
 1958 Jazz Party (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.19 (1958) ... (music: "Pennies from Heaven" - uncredited)
 1957 Operation Mad Ball (music: "Pennies from Heaven" - uncredited)
 1953 From Here to Eternity (music: "Pennies from Heaven" (1936) - uncredited)
 1953 Cruisin' Down the River (music: "Pennies From Heaven")
 1952 The Stooge (music: "Just One More Chance" - uncredited)
 1952 Somebody Loves Me (music: "Dixie Dreams")
 1952 The Sniper (music: "Pennies from Heaven" - uncredited)
 1951 Sunny Side of the Street (music: "Pennies from Heaven")
 1949 Jolson Sings Again (music: "Learn to Croon" - uncredited)
 1949 Down Memory Lane (writer: "One More Chance")
 1948 I Surrender Dear (music: "Pennies from Heaven")
 1947 Ladies' Man (writer: "Cocktails For Two" - uncredited)
 1946 Song of the South (writer: "Song of the South" - uncredited)
 1946 College Queen (Short) (music: "Down the Old Ox Road")
 1944 Batty Baseball (Short) (music: "Thanks a Million" (1935) - uncredited)
 1941 Las Vegas Nights (writer: "Cocktails for Two" - uncredited)
 1941 The Lady Eve (music: "Cocktails for Two" (1934) - uncredited)
 1940 Night Train to Munich (music: "Your Heart Skips a Beat")
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams (music: "One, Two, Button Your Shoe" - uncredited)
 1939 A Girl Must Live (writer: "It's Good To Be Alive")
 1939 Cafe Society (writer: "Cocktails For Two")
 1938 Climbing High (music: "It's Good To Be Alive")
 1938 Sidewalks of London (music: "London Love Song", "Wear a Straw Hat in the Rain", "Vivien Waltz", "Liza")
 1938 Learn Polikeness (Short) (writer: "Cocktails for Two")
 1938 Sailing Along (music: "Trusting My Luck", "Souvenir of Love", "My River", "Your Heart Skips a Beat")
 1937 Our Gang Follies of 1938 (Short) (writer: "Learn to Croon")
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town (music: "Pennies from Heaven" (1936) - uncredited)
 1937 Double or Nothing (music: "The Moon Got in My Eyes", "It's the Natural Thing to Do", "All You Want to Do Is Dance" - uncredited)
 1937 Midnight Madonna (music: "The Plain Old Blues")
 1937 The Girl from Scotland Yard (music: "We Haven't a Moment To Lose")
 1937 Make Way for Tomorrow (writer: "When a St. Louis Woman Comes Down to New Orleans" (1934) - uncredited)
 1937 Love Is News (music: "Thanks a Million" (1935) - uncredited)
 1937 Reel Vaudeville (Short) (music: "Thanks a Million" - uncredited)
 1936 Pennies from Heaven (music: "Pennies From Heaven" (1936), "Skeleton in the Closet" (1936), "So Do I" (1936), "One Two Button Your Shoe" (1936), "Let's Call a Heart a Heart" (1936))
 1936 Go West Young Man (writer: "ON A TYPICAL TROPICAL NIGHT", "I WAS SAYING TO THE MOON", "GO WEST, YOUNG MAN", "MOMENT")
 1935 Thanks a Million (music: "Thanks a Million" (1935), "New O'leans" (1935), "Sugar Plum" (1935), "Sittin' on a Hilltop" (1935), "Pocketful of Sunshine" (1935), "Square Deal Party" (1935) (uncredited))
 1935 Music Is Magic (music: "Music is Magic")
 1935 The Girl Friend (music: "Two Together", "What Is This Power?")
 1935 The Gilded Lily (music: "Something About Romance")
 1934 Belle of the Nineties (music: "My Old Flame", "Troubled Waters", "When a St. Louis Woman Goes Down to New Orleans", "My American Beauty" - uncredited)
 1934 She Loves Me Not (writer: "COCKTAILS FOR TWO")
 1934 Many Happy Returns (music: "Fare Thee Well", "The Boogie Man", "I Don't Wanna Play" - uncredited)
 1934 Murder at the Vanities ("Ebony Rhapsody", "Cocktails For Two", "Where Do They Come From (and Where Do They Go)?", "Live and Love Tonight", "Sweet Marijuana", "Lovely One")
 1934 You're Telling Me! (music: "Sympathizin' With Me" - uncredited)
 1934 Search for Beauty (music: "I'm a Seeker of Beauty" - uncredited)
 1933 College Coach (music: "Just One More Chance" (1931) - uncredited)
 1933 The Way to Love (music: "The Way to Love")
 1933 Too Much Harmony (writer: "Black Moonlight", "Thanks", "Mingle with the Hoy Palloy", "The Day You Came Along", "Boo-boo-boo", "Cradle Me with a Hotcha Lullaby", "I Guess It Had to Be that Way", "The Two Aristocrats", "Buckin' the Wind")
 1933 Her Bodyguard (music: "Where Have I Heard That Melody?")
 1933 College Humor (music: "Down the Old Ox Road", "Learn to Croon", "Moon Struck")
 1933 From Hell to Heaven (writer: "Nova Scotia Moonlight")
 1933 Hello, Everybody! (music: "Moon Song (That Wasn't Meant For Me)", "Out In The Great Open Spaces", "Twenty Million People", "Pickaninnies' Heaven", "My Queen Of Lullaby Land")
 1932 The Phantom President (writer: "ROBINSON CRUSOE", "SCHNOZZOLA")
 1932 Lady and Gent (music: "Everyone Knows It But You")
 1932 Just One More Chance (Short) (music: "JUST ONE MORE CHANCE")
 1931 Confessions of a Co-Ed (music: "Just One More Chance" - uncredited)
 1930 Melody Man (writer: "Broken Dreams")
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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970. See more »

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Capricorn

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