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David Snell (I) (1897–1967)

David Snell was born on September 10, 1897 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on The Women (1939), Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) and Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942). He died on March 27, 1967 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Women
The Women Composer
Shadow of the Thin Man
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 1948 My Old Town (Short) (uncredited)
 1948 It Can't Be Done (Short) (uncredited)
 1947 Killer McCoy
 1947 Song of the Thin Man (musical score)
 1947 Dark Delusion
 1946 Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (music score)
 1946 The Show-Off
 1946 Bad Bascomb
 1945 Twice Blessed (uncredited)
 1945 Keep Your Powder Dry (musical score)
 1944 Twenty Years After (Short)
 1944 Gentle Annie
 1944 Maisie Goes to Reno (musical score)
 1944 Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (musical score)
 1944 Rationing
 1943 First Aid (Short) (uncredited)
 1942 Northwest Rangers (musical score)
 1942 Football Thrills of 1941 (Short)
 1942 The War Against Mrs. Hadley (musical score)
 1942 Victory Vittles (Short) (uncredited)
 1942 Tish (musical score)
 1942 Jackass Mail
 1942 Grand Central Murder (musical score)
 1942 Sunday Punch (uncredited)
 1942 Tarzan's New York Adventure (musical score)
 1942 Acro-Batty (Short) (uncredited)
 1942 The Courtship of Andy Hardy (musical score)
 1942 What About Daddy? (Short) (uncredited)
 1942 Born to Sing (uncredited)
 1942 Flag of Mercy (Short)
 1942 Melodies Old and New (Short) (uncredited)
 1942 The Greenie (Short) (uncredited)
 1942 Nazi Agent (uncredited)
 1941 Main Street on the March! (Short)
 1941 Tarzan's Secret Treasure (musical score)
 1941 Shadow of the Thin Man (musical score)
 1941 Football Thrills of 1940 (Short)
 1941 Ringside Maisie (musical score)
 1941 Billy the Kid (musical score)
 1941 Love Crazy (musical score)
 1941 Washington Melodrama (musical score)
 1941 The Penalty (musical score)
 1941 Murder in 3-D (Short) (uncredited)
 1941 The Wild Man of Borneo (musical score)
 1941 Maisie Was a Lady (musical score)
 1940 Gallant Sons
 1940 Sky Murder
 1940 Football Thrills of 1939 (Short)
 1940 Wyoming
 1940 Dr. Kildare Goes Home (musical score)
 1940 A Way in the Wilderness (Short)
 1940 20 Mule Team
 1940 Hollywood: Style Center of the World (Documentary short)
 1940 The Hidden Master (Short)
 1940 The Big Premiere (Short) (uncredited)
 1940 Stuffie (Short)
 1939 Miracle at Lourdes (Short)
 1939 Dancing Co-Ed
 1939 Blackmail
 1939 The Women
 1939 They All Come Out (uncredited)
 1939 The Giant of Norway (Short)
 1939 The Greener Hills (Short) (uncredited)
 1939 Angel of Mercy (Short)
 1939 Prophet Without Honor (Short)
 1939 Radio Hams (Short) (uncredited)
 1939 Happily Buried (Short)
 1939 Somewhat Secret (Short)
 1939 The Story of Dr. Jenner (Short)
 1939 Marine Circus (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1939 The Story of Alfred Nobel (Short)
 1939 Ice Antics (Short)
 1939 Heroes at Leisure (Documentary short)
 1939 Football Thrills of 1938 (Short) (uncredited)
 1938 Electrical Power (Documentary short) (as Dave Snell)
 1938 The Great Heart (Short)
 1938 Men of Steel (Short) (musical score)
 1938 Once Over Lightly (Short) (musical score)
 1938 They Live Again (Documentary short)
 1938 The World Is Ours (Short) (music score)
 1938 Grid Rules (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1938 Passing Parade (Short)
 1938 Nostradamus (Short)
 1938 Aladdin's Lantern (Short) (uncredited)
 1938 Football Thrills of 1937 (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1938 The Man on the Rock (Short)
 1938 Party Fever (Short) (uncredited)
 1938 Bravest of the Brave (Short) (uncredited)
 1938 Love Finds Andy Hardy (musical score by)
 1938 The Magician's Daughter (Short)
 1938 Anaesthesia (Short) (uncredited)
 1938 Strange Glory (Short)
 1938 Hollywood Goes to Town (Short documentary)
 1938 Joaquin Murrieta (Short)
 1938 What Do You Think?: Tupapaoo (Short) (as Dave Snell)
 1938 The Forgotten Step (Short) (uncredited)
 1938 Snow Gets in Your Eyes (Short) (musical score by)
 1938 That Mothers Might Live (Short)
 1938 Billy Rose's Casa Mañana Revue (Short) (uncredited)
 1938 Music Made Simple (Short) (uncredited)
 1938 The Canary Comes Across (Short)
 1938 Captain Kidd's Treasure (Short) (uncredited)
 1938 What Do You Think? (Number Three) (Short) (uncredited)
 1937 Candid Cameramaniacs (Short) (uncredited)
 1937 Madame X
 1937 Equestrian Acrobats (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1937 Carnival in Paris (Short)
 1937 Song of Revolt (Short) (musical score)
 1937 The Thirteenth Chair (musical score by)
 1937 Some Time Soon (Short) (musical score)
 1937 Bars and Stripes (Short)
 1935 Prince, King of Dogs (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1935 Windy (Short) (uncredited)
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Snell attended Wisconsin College and the Meyer Conservatory of Music. After graduating, he worked as a musical director for the theatre, as well as leading a studio orchestra. He composed a number of songs, which included "Under the Stars", "Out of the Deep" and "Where Were You". Snell became a member of ASCAP in 1946. During his tenure at MGM, he composed music for many serialized B-movies, ... See more »

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