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William Kernell (1891–1963)

Composer, songwriter and pianist, educated in high school and a music student of Samuel Jospe, Milan Blanchet and Edward Kilenyi. Hewas a pianist for music publishers, then served with the French Ambulance Service during World War I. He wrote the Broadway stage scores for "Elsie Janis and Her Gang" and "Hello". Joining ASCAP in 1921, his chief ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Big Party
The Big Party Soundtrack
Granaderos del amor
Gaiety Girls
Gaiety Girls Writer


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 1947 Philo Vance Returns (writer: "Tell Me" - as Bill Kernell)
 1946 They Knew Mr. Knight (lyrics: "Kiss Me Goodnight")
 1945 Brief Encounter (music: "Can't Get Along Without You" - uncredited)
 1942 Wings and the Woman (lyrics: "Kiss Me Goodnight" - uncredited)
 1941 New Wine (lyrics: "To Loyal Hearts")
 1940 The Thief of Bagdad (lyrics: "I Want To Be A Sailor" - uncredited)
 1939 Projection Room (Short) (lyrics: "Smile, Legionnaire" - uncredited)
 1939 Clouds Over Europe (music: "Can't Get Along Without You" - uncredited)
 1937 Gaiety Girls (lyrics: "In a Paradise for Two", "Kiss Me Good-Night", "Love Brings a New Romance", "When You Hear Music")
 1937 The Green Cockatoo (music: "Smoky Joe")
 1937 Murder on Diamond Row (writer: "I CAN'T GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU" - uncredited)
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Opera ("Carnival: Ah, Romantic Love Dream", "Carnival: King and Country Call", "Carnival: Carnival, Then Farewell")
 1936 Ramona (lyrics: "Sunrise Hymn" (1936), "Under the Redwood Tree" (1936), "How the Rabbit Lost His Tail" (1936), "Señorita" (1936), "La Fiesta" (1936) - uncredited) / (music: "Sunrise Hymn" (1936), "Under the Redwood Tree" (1936), "How the Rabbit Lost His Tail" (1936), "Señorita" (1936), "La Fiesta" (1936) - uncredited)
 1935 Piernas de seda (music: "You've Got Me That Way", "Penitentiary Blues", "Stocking Show Opening" (Stocking Show Medley), "Pantalette" (Stocking Show Medley), "Rhythmic Dialog" (Stocking Show Medley), "Modern Girl" (Stocking Show Medley), "Futuristic Lady" (Stocking Show Medley))
 1935 The Little Colonel (lyrics: "The Sun Shines Brighter (When You Go Singing Along)" - uncredited)
 1934 Granaderos del amor (lyrics: "Qué es Hotcha-cha?", "Granaderos de Napoleón", "Babette", "La mujer fue inventada para obedecer", "Bailemos, pues")
 1934 All Men Are Enemies (lyrics: "Heart, My Heart")
 1934 Three on a Honeymoon (lyrics: "Desert Nights") / (music: "Desert Nights")
 1934 Carolina (lyrics: "The Sun Shines Brighter (When You Go Singing Along)")
 1934 Frontier Marshal (lyrics: "Some Day")
 1933 My Lips Betray (lyrics: "His Majesty's Car", "To Romance", "I'll Build a Nest", "Why Am I Happy", "The Band Is Gaily Playing") / (music: "His Majesty's Car", "To Romance", "I'll Build a Nest", "Why Am I Happy", "The Band Is Gaily Playing")
 1933 It's Great to Be Alive (lyrics: "Good Bye Ladies", "I'll Build a Nest", "Women", "It's Great to Be the Only Man Alive", "World Congress") / (music: "Good Bye Ladies", "I'll Build a Nest", "Women", "It's Great to Be the Only Man Alive", "World Congress")
 1933 El último varon sobre la Tierra (writer: "Good Bye Ladies (Adiós a las mujeres)", "I'll Build a Nest (Un nido haremos, para los dos)", "Women (Mujeres)", "It's Great to Be the Only Man Alive (Un moderno Barba Azul)")
 1931 Over the Hill (writer: "Allegory")
 1931 La ley del harem (writer: "Alah, oye nuestra canción", "Nocturno", "Grito de guerra", "Mi Serenata (Serenata veneciana)")
 1931 Their Mad Moment (writer: "Hold My Hand", "Little Flower of Love", "Fiesta Song")
 1931 The Man Who Came Back (writer: "Sweet Hawaiian Mem'ries")
 1930 Oh, for a Man! (writer: "Im Just Nuts About You")
 1930 El precio de un beso (lyrics: "In My Arms", "I Am Free") / (music: "In My Arms", "I Am Free")
 1930 Song o' My Heart (writer: "A Pair of Blue Eyes" - uncredited)
 1930 One Mad Kiss (writer: "In My Arms", "I Am Free")
 1930 Women Everywhere (lyrics: "Smile, Legionnaire") / (writer: "Beware of Love", "Bon Jour", "Good Time Fifi", "Marching Song", "One Day He'll Come Along", "Where Is Honky Tonky Town", "Women Everywhere", "All the Family")
 1930 On the Level (lyrics: "Good for Nothing But Love") / (music: "Good for Nothing But Love")
 1930 Double Cross Roads (lyrics: "My Lonely Heart") / (writer: "Show Me the Way")
 1930 Free and Easy (lyrics: "Penitentiary Blues" (1930), "You've Got Me That Way" (1930) - uncredited) / (music: "Cubanita" (1930), "Penitentiary Blues" (1930), "You've Got Me That Way" (1930) - uncredited)
 1930 The Big Party (lyrics: "Good for Nothin' but Love") / (music: "Good for Nothin' but Love") / (writer: "Bluer Than Blue Over You")
 1929 Words and Music (writer: "Steppin' Along" - uncredited)
 1929 The Black Watch (music: "Flower of Delight" - uncredited)
 1929 Thru Different Eyes (writer: "I'm Saving All My Loving")
 1929 Roy Fox, the Whispering Cornetist, and His Orchestra (Short) (writer: "Sally of My Dreams" - uncredited)
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Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Stage Play: The Canary. Musical comedy. Music by Ivan Caryll and Irving Berlin. Based on the French by Georges Berr and Louis Verneuil. Book by Harry B. Smith. Based on a novel by Frederic Mauzens. Musical Director: Harold Vicars. Additional music by Jerome Kern, William Kernell and Harry Tierney. Additional lyrics by Harry Clarke, P.G. ... See more »

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William B. Kernell

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