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Louis Silvers (I) (1889–1954)

Composed the Al Jolson hit "April Showers" in collaboration with lyricist Buddy G. DeSylva, in 1921. Prior to that worked in vaudeville as pianist, and, subsequently, as musical director for shows by impresario Gus Edwards. Wrote songs for the Paul Whiteman and Orchestra in the early 1920's. Silvers came to Hollywood in 1927, starting at Warner ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 1955 Duel on the Mississippi (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1954 The Outlaw Stallion (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1954 Drums of Tahiti (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Saginaw Trail (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Cruisin' Down the River (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1951 Valley of Fire (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Beyond the Purple Hills (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 The Blazing Trail (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 Desert Vigilante (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 Ladies of the Chorus (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 Racing Luck (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 Best Man Wins (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 Phantom Valley (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1947 Sport of Kings (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Out of the Depths (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 I Love a Mystery (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 Crime Doctor (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 The Powers Girl (musical director)
 1942 A Tornado in the Saddle (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 The Spirit of Stanford (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 The Officer and the Lady (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Harmon of Michigan (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Meet Boston Blackie (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Swanee River (musical director)
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Drums Along the Mohawk (musical director - uncredited)
 1939 Beware Spooks! (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Hollywood Cavalcade (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1939 Here I Am a Stranger (musical director)
 1939 Stanley and Livingstone (musical director)
 1939 Behind Prison Gates (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Second Fiddle (musical director)
 1939 Susannah of the Mounties (musical director)
 1939 Young Mr. Lincoln (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Only Angels Have Wings (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Rose of Washington Square (musical director)
 1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (musical director)
 1939 Romance of the Redwoods (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Let Us Live (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 The Little Princess (musical director)
 1939 Tail Spin (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1939 Jesse James (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1939 Three Little Sew and Sews (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Kentucky (musical director)
 1938 Thanks for Everything (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1938 Just Around the Corner (musical director)
 1938 Mutts to You (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Suez (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1938 Straight Place and Show (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1938 My Lucky Star (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1938 Three Missing Links (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 I'll Give a Million (musical director)
 1938 Little Miss Broadway (musical director)
 1938 Pioneer Trail (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Violent Is the Word for Curly (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 City Streets (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Highway Patrol (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Always Goodbye (musical director)
 1938 The Lone Wolf in Paris (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Healthy, Wealthy and Dumb (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Kentucky Moonshine (musical director)
 1938 Extortion (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer (musical director)
 1938 Battle of Broadway (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Tassels in the Air (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Start Cheering (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Baroness and the Butler (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1938 Wee Wee Monsieur (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Happy Landing (musical director)
 1938 Termites of 1938 (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 In Old Chicago (musical director)
 1937 She Married an Artist (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Sitter Downers (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 I'll Take Romance (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Awful Truth (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town (musical director)
 1937 Heidi (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1937 Playing the Ponies (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Life Begins with Love (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Life Begins in College (musical director)
 1937 Cash and Carry (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Thin Ice (musical director)
 1937 Wake Up and Live (musical director)
 1937 A Dangerous Adventure (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 It Can't Last Forever (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Goofs and Saddles (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Wee Willie Winkie (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Wrong Miss Wright (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Two-Fisted Sheriff (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Back to the Woods (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Venus Makes Trouble (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Café Metropole (musical direction)
 1937 I Promise to Pay (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 3 Dumb Clucks (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Let's Get Married (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Seventh Heaven (musical director)
 1937 Dizzy Doctors (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Parole Racket (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Women of Glamour (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Devil's Playground (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Grips, Grunts and Groans (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Lucky Fugitives (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 One in a Million (musical director)
 1936 Slippery Silks (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Stowaway (musical director)
 1936 Lloyd's of London (musical director)
 1936 Pennies from Heaven (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The Cowboy Star (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Come Closer, Folks (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Legion of Terror (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 End of the Trail (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Dimples (musical direction)
 1936 Ladies in Love (musical director)
 1936 The Man Who Lived Twice (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Whoops, I'm an Indian! (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 They Met in a Taxi (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Sing, Baby, Sing (musical director)
 1936 False Alarms (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 To Mary - with Love (musical director)
 1936 Blackmailer (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The Final Hour (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 A Pain in the Pullman (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Poor Little Rich Girl (musical direction)
 1936 Sins of Man (musical director)
 1936 Private Number (musical director)
 1936 The Road to Glory (musical director)
 1936 Disorder in the Court (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Half Angel (musical director)
 1936 And So They Were Married (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Half Shot Shooters (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Under Two Flags (musical director)
 1936 Captain January (musical direction)
 1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 A Message to Garcia (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1936 The Country Doctor (musical director)
 1936 Don't Gamble with Love (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Lady of Secrets (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Movie Maniacs (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island (musical director)
 1936 Ants in the Pantry (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 You May Be Next (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Dangerous Intrigue (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director - uncredited)
 1935 The Lone Wolf Returns (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Professional Soldier (musical director)
 1935 If You Could Only Cook (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Too Tough to Kill (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Three Little Beers (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 One-Way Ticket (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Crime and Punishment (musical director)
 1935 A Feather in Her Hat (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1935 Grand Exit (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 She Couldn't Take It (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 The Girl Friend (musical director)
 1935 The Public Menace (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 She Married Her Boss (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1935 It Always Happens (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Hoi Polloi (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Atlantic Adventure (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director - uncredited)
 1935 Pardon My Scotch (Short) (musical arrangement - uncredited)
 1935 After the Dance (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director - uncredited)
 1935 The Black Room (musical director)
 1935 Love Me Forever (musical director)
 1935 Riding Wild (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Unknown Woman (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Justice of the Range (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 The Leather Necker (Short) (musical director - uncredited)
 1935 Air Hawks (musical director - uncredited)
 1935 Eight Bells (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Pop Goes the Easel (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 The Revenge Rider (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 The Whole Town's Talking (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Law Beyond the Range (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 I'm a Father (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director - uncredited)
 1935 The Best Man Wins (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 One Too Many (Short) (musical director - uncredited)
 1934 Shivers (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 The Westerner (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Three Little Pigskins (Short) (opening theme music - uncredited)
 1934 Broadway Bill (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Jealousy (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Perfectly Mismated (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Prescott Kid (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Counsel on De Fence (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 The Captain Hates the Sea (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Lady by Choice (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 One Night of Love (musical director)
 1934 At the Races (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Blind Date (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Punch Drunks (Short) (musical arrangements - uncredited)
 1934 Whom the Gods Destroy (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Woman Haters (Short) (musical director - uncredited)
 1934 Twentieth Century (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director - uncredited)
 1934 Sisters Under the Skin (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1934 Whirlpool (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director - uncredited)
 1934 No Greater Glory (musical director)
 1934 It Happened One Night (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1934 The Ninth Guest (musician - uncredited)
 1933 Let's Fall in Love (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 Hold Your Temper (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 Dancing Lady (conductor - as Lou Silvers)
 1933 Stage Mother (conductor - as Lou Silvers)
 1931 Sit Tight (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
 1931 Illicit (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
 1931 Captain Applejack (conductor)
 1931 Other Men's Women (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
 1930 Captain Thunder (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
 1930 Man to Man (orchestra director)
 1930 Viennese Nights (conductor)
 1930 A Soldier's Plaything (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
 1930 River's End (conductor: Vitaphone orchestra)
 1930 The Life of the Party (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
 1930 The Doorway to Hell (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
 1930 Sinners' Holiday (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
 1930 Maybe It's Love (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
 1930 Scarlet Pages (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
 1930 Outward Bound (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
 1930 Big Boy (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
 1930 The Office Wife (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
 1930 Moby Dick (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
 1930 Old English (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
 1930 Sweet Kitty Bellairs (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
 1930 The Matrimonial Bed (conductor: Vitaphone orchestra)
 1930 Dancing Sweeties (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
 1930 Golden Dawn (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
 1930 The Second Floor Mystery (conductor)
 1930 The Green Goddess (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
 1929 The Show of Shows (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
 1929 So Long Letty (musical director)
 1929 Disraeli (conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra)
 1929 Gold Diggers of Broadway (conductor)
 1929 Smiling Irish Eyes (musical director)
 1929 The Time, the Place and the Girl (musical director)
 1929 On with the Show! (conductor: Vitaphone Symphony Orchestra)
 1929 No Defense (musical director)
 1929/I Sonny Boy (music arranger)
 1929 Weary River (conductor: Vitaphone Symphony Orchestra)
 1928 Noah's Ark (conductor: Vitaphone Symphony Orchestra) / (conductor: musical score)
 1928 The Singing Fool (conductor) / (music arranger - uncredited)
 1928 The Terror (musical director)
 1927 The Jazz Singer (musical director: Vitaphone Orchestra) / (musical score directed by)
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