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Marlin Skiles (1906–1981)

Pianist, arranger and composer Marlin Skiles was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in December 1906. He studied music at his local conservatory, later perfecting his training under Ernst Toch in Los Angeles. By the 1920's, he was employed as a pianist, arranger and orchestrator with big name dance bands like those of Paul Whiteman and Irving ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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  Death Valley Days (TV Series) (music - 13 episodes, 1962 - 1969) (music supervisor - 1 episode, 1968)
- Drop Out (1969) ... (music)
- The Oldest Law (1969) ... (music)
- Ten Day Millionaires (1968) ... (music)
- The Pieces of the Puzzle (1968) ... (music supervisor)
 1966 D-Day on Mars (TV Movie) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1961-1962 Mister Ed (TV Series) (composer - 23 episodes)
- Ed, the Matchmaker (1962) ... (composer: additional music)
- Clint Eastwood Meets Mister Ed (1962) ... (composer: additional music)
- Lie Detector (1962) ... (composer: additional music)
- Ed the Beachcomber (1962) ... (composer: additional music)
- Ed's New Neighbors (1962) ... (composer: additional music)
 1958 Apache Territory (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1958 Crash Landing (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1957 The Hard Man (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1957 Up in Smoke (musical director)
 1957 Looking for Danger (musical director)
 1957 The Tijuana Story (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1957 My Gun Is Quick (conductor)
 1957 No Time to Be Young (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1957 Spook Chasers (musical director)
 1957 20 Million Miles to Earth (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1957 The Giant Claw (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1957 The Guns of Fort Petticoat (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1957 Zombies of Mora Tau (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1957 Utah Blaine (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1956 Reprisal! (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1956 The White Squaw (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1956 The Young Guns (conductor)
 1956 Secret of Treasure Mountain (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1956 Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1955 Duel on the Mississippi (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1955 Chicago Syndicate (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1955 The Killer Lust (Documentary) (conductor)
 1955 High Society (musical director)
 1955 New Orleans Uncensored (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1955 Bowery to Bagdad (musical director)
 1954 Jungle Gents (musical director)
 1954 Return from the Sea (musical director)
 1954 On the Waterfront (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1954 The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (musical director)
 1954 Arrow in the Dust (conductor - uncredited)
 1954 Jesse James vs. the Daltons (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1954 The Iron Glove (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1954 Wyoming Renegades (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1954 Paris Playboys (musical director)
 1954 The Golden Idol (musical director)
 1953 Private Eyes (musical director)
 1953 Prisoners of the Casbah (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Gun Fury (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Saginaw Trail (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Clipped Wings (musical director)
 1953 The Last Posse (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Loose in London (musical director)
 1953 Goldtown Ghost Riders (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Serpent of the Nile (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Ambush at Tomahawk Gap (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Fort Ti (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Man in the Dark (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Jack McCall, Desperado (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Prince of Pirates (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Kansas Pacific (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1953 Jalopy (musical director)
 1953 Savage Mutiny (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1952 Hangman's Knot (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1952 The Rough, Tough West (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1952 Montana Territory (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1952 Thief of Damascus (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1952 Harem Girl (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1952 The Old West (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1952 Indian Uprising (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1951 Pecos River (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1951 Purple Heart Diary (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1951 The Hills of Utah (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1951 Cyclone Fury (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1951 Lost Planet Airmen (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1951 Queen for a Day (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1951 The Big Gusher (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1951 Excuse My Dust (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1951 Whirlwind (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1951 The Lion Hunters (musical director)
 1951 Gene Autry and The Mounties (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Under Mexicali Stars (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 The Tougher They Come (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Redwood Forest Trail (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Edge of Doom (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1950 Streets of Ghost Town (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Atom Man vs. Superman (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Beyond the Purple Hills (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 State Penitentiary (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Destination Big House (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Cow Town (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Beware of Blondie (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 The Palomino (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Blondie's Hero (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Mule Train (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Guilty of Treason (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1950 The Traveling Saleswoman (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 The Adventures of Sir Galahad (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 Riders in the Sky (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 Chinatown at Midnight (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 All the King's Men (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1949 The Cowboy and the Indians (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 South of Death Valley (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 Anna Lucasta (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 King of the Rocket Men (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 Batman and Robin (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 Manhattan Angel (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 Blondie's Big Deal (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 Rusty Saves a Life (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc. (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 The Big Sombrero (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 Rose of the Yukon (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 Enchantment (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1948 Blondie's Secret (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 Loaded Pistols (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 Sundown in Santa Fe (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 In This Corner (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 Black Eagle (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 The Strawberry Roan (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 Thunderhoof (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 Blondie's Reward (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 Trapped by Boston Blackie (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 Best Man Wins (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 My Dog Rusty (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 Adventures in Silverado (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 Lightnin' in the Forest (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 The Woman from Tangier (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 The Wreck of the Hesperus (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 Slippy McGee (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 The Prince of Thieves (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 The Swordsman (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1947 Blondie's Anniversary (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1947 Under Colorado Skies (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1947 Devil Ship (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1947 The Bishop's Wife (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1947 Key Witness (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1947 Along the Oregon Trail (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1947 Marshal of Cripple Creek (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1947 Oregon Trail Scouts (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1947 Homesteaders of Paradise Valley (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1947 Vigilantes of Boomtown (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1947 Blind Spot (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1947 The Lone Wolf in Mexico (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 Stagecoach to Denver (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 The Fighting Frontiersman (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 Rio Grande Raiders (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 Personality Kid (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 The Desert Horseman (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 The El Paso Kid (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 The Phantom Thief (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 King of the Forest Rangers (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 Home on the Range (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 Alias Billy the Kid (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 Just Before Dawn (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 The Gentleman Misbehaves (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 Gilda (musical director)
 1946 Tars and Spars (music arranger)
 1945 The Cherokee Flash (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Hit the Hay (musical director - uncredited)
 1945 Colorado Pioneers (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Rough Riders of Cheyenne (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Phantom of the Plains (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 The Purple Monster Strikes (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Hitchhike to Happiness (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1945 Trail of Kit Carson (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Road to Alcatraz (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Gangs of the Waterfront (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Santa Fe Saddlemates (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Lone Texas Ranger (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Corpus Christi Bandits (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Manhunt of Mystery Island (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Sheriff of Cimarron (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 The Crime Doctor's Courage (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Great Stagecoach Robbery (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Tonight and Every Night (orchestra arranger)
 1944 Meet Miss Bobby Socks (musical director)
 1944 Firebrands of Arizona (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 Kansas City Kitty (musical director)
 1944 Song of Nevada (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 The Girl Who Dared (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 Mr. Winkle Goes to War (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1944 Bathing Beauty (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1944 Goodnight, Sweetheart (composer: end title music - uncredited)
 1944 Once Upon a Time (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1944 Jamboree (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1944 The Lady and the Monster (orchestrator)
 1944 The Laramie Trail (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 Beneath Western Skies (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 Captain America (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1944 The Fighting Seabees (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1944 Hands Across the Border (orchestrator)
 1944 Pride of the Plains (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 Raiders of Sunset Pass (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 In Old Oklahoma (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1943 Hoosier Holiday (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1943 Nobody's Darling (orchestrator - as Martin Skiles)
 1943 Someone to Remember (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1943 Wagon Tracks West (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 Beyond the Last Frontier (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 Black Hills Express (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 Secret Service in Darkest Africa (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 Fugitive from Sonora (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 The Man from Thunder River (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 Riders of the Rio Grande (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 Calling Wild Bill Elliott (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1943 Santa Fe Scouts (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 King of the Cowboys (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1943 Hit Parade of 1943 (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1943 The Blocked Trail (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 Dead Man's Gulch (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 Thundering Trails (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 G-men vs. the Black Dragon (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 The Sundown Kid (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Ice-Capades Revue (composer: music cues) / (music arranger - uncredited)
 1942 Valley of Hunted Men (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Sunset Serenade (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Shadows on the Sage (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Sons of the Pioneers (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 The Phantom Plainsmen (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 The Cyclone Kid (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Stardust on the Sage (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Remember Pearl Harbor (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Romance on the Range (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Dr. Broadway (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Home in Wyomin' (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Sunset on the Desert (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Heart of the Rio Grande (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 South of Santa Fe (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Code of the Outlaw (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 The Lady Has Plans (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1942 Man from Cheyenne (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Blue, White and Perfect (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Red River Valley (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Gauchos of El Dorado (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Jesse James at Bay (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Down Mexico Way (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Ice-Capades (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1940 And One Was Beautiful (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1939 Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Society Smugglers (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Western Jamboree (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Trouble at Midnight (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Lady in the Morgue (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Wide Open Faces (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Love Takes Flight (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Law for Tombstone (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Idol of the Crowds (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Sea Racketeers (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1937 Sweetheart of the Navy (musical director - uncredited)
 1937 Bank Alarm (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Wildcatter (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 We Have Our Moments (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 When Love Is Young (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 23 1/2 Hours Leave (musical director)
 1937 Girl Overboard (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Happy Go Lucky (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 Great Guy (musical director)
 1936 Two in a Crowd (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Sea Spoilers (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The President's Mystery (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 Yellowstone (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Postal Inspector (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Follow Your Heart (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1936 Crash Donovan (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Hearts in Bondage (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 The House of a Thousand Candles (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 Love Before Breakfast (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Dangerous Waters (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Dancing Feet (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1936 The Adventures of Frank Merriwell (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Remember Last Night? (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 His Night Out (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 King Solomon of Broadway (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Manhattan Moon (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Alias Mary Dow (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Red Hot Tires (orchestrator: title music - uncredited)
 1934 Babbitt (orchestrator - uncredited)
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