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Hans May (1886–1958)

Hans May was born on July 11, 1886 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Johannes Mayer. He was a composer, known for Brighton Rock (1947), Mayerling (1936) and Thunder Rock (1942). He died on December 31, 1958 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 72) in London, England, UK

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 1953/II The Tell-Tale Heart (Short)
 1953 Shoot First
 1952 I'll Get You
 1952 Full House
 1951 Ir Ha'Ohelim (Short)
 1950 Carissima (TV Movie)
 1950 Sunday Serenade (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Genevieve Guitry & Andrew Osborn (1950) ... (original music by)
 1948 Uneasy Terms
 1948 Devil's Plot
 1947 Brighton Rock
 1947 Green Fingers
 1946 Springtime
 1946 Bedelia
 1946 Lisbon Story
 1945 Query
 1945 Waltz Time
 1945 Twilight Hour
 1942 Thunder Rock
 1942 Uncensored
 1942 Back-Room Boy (music score)
 1942 The Army Lays the Rails (Documentary short)
 1940 Pastor Hall (as Mac Adams)
 1936 Mayerling (as H. May)
 1934 Bleeke Bet
 1934 Gado Bravo
 1934 Incognito
 1930 Night Birds
 1930 Der Greifer
 1930 Twice Wedding
 1930 Flame of Love
 1927 Sturmflut
 1927 The Big Bluff
 1927 Hotelratten
 1927 Klettermaxe
 1926 Unsere Emden
 1926 Spitzen
 1925 Wood Love
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Other Works:

His musical, "Wedding in Paris," was performed at the London Hippodrome in London, England with Anton Walbrook, Evelyn Laye, Susan Swinford, and Jeff Warren in the cast. Charles Hickman was director.

Alternate Names:

Mac Adams | H. May

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Austrian composer and orchestrator. Left Vienna after the Nazis came to power and worked first in France and then in England. Many of the films he worked on during this time were operettas. He reached his creative peak in the early 1940's, scoring films for the Boulting Brothers and Rank/Gainsborough, notably prestige pictures like "The Wicked Lady" and "Brighton Rock".

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