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A Song Is Born (1948) Poster

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Directed by 

Howard Hawks

Writing Credits  

Billy Wilder ... (based on the story "From A to Z" by) and
Thomas Monroe ... (based on the story "From A to Z" by)
 
Harry Tugend ... (adaptation) (uncredited)
Helen McSweeney ... (dialogue director) (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Professor Magenbruch
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Lionel Hampton ...
Lionel Hampton
Charlie Barnet ...
Charlie Barnet
Mel Powell ...
Mel Powell
Buck and Bubbles ...
Dancers
Page Cavanaugh Trio ...
Cavanaugh Trio (as The Page Cavanaugh Trio)
The Golden Gate Quartette ...
Golden Gate Quartette (as The Golden Gate Quartet)
Samba Kings ...
The Samba Kings (as Russo and the Samba Kings)
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Professor Twingle
Steve Cochran ...
Tony Crow
J. Edward Bromberg ...
Dr. Elfini
Felix Bressart ...
Professor Gerkikoff
Ludwig Stössel ...
Professor Traumer (as Ludwig Stossel)
O.Z. Whitehead ...
Professor Oddly
Esther Dale ...
Miss Bragg
Mary Field ...
Miss Totten
Howland Chamberlain ...
Mr. Setter (as Howland Chamberlin)
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Joe
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Adams
Ben Welden ...
Monte
Ben Chasen ...
Ben
Peter Virgo ...
Louis
Harry Babasin ...
Bass
Louie Bellson ...
Drums
Alton Hendrickson ...
Guitar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shirley Ballard ...
Chorine at Crow's Nest (uncredited)
Edward Biby ...
Headwaiter at Barnet Club (uncredited)
Norman Blake ...
Man at Crow's Nest (uncredited)
The Brazilians ...
Performers (uncredited)
Paul E. Burns ...
Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Lucille Casey ...
Woman at Dorsey Club (uncredited)
Lane Chandler ...
Policeman at Twin Oaks Inn (uncredited)
Peter Cusanelli ...
Chef at Dixieland Club (uncredited)
Vivian Dandridge ...
Patron at The Chocolate Club (uncredited)
Roy Darmour ...
Man at Crow's Nest (uncredited)
Joe Devlin ...
Adams' Henchman (uncredited)
Carl Faulkner ...
Postman (uncredited)
Maxine Fife ...
Woman at Barnet Club (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ...
Nightclub Extra (uncredited)
George Ford ...
Man at Table (uncredited)
Louise Franklin ...
Woman at Chocolate Club (uncredited)
Raoul Freeman ...
Detective from D.A.'s Office (uncredited)
Diane Garrett ...
Woman at Dorsey Club (uncredited)
Karen X. Gaylord ...
Woman at Crow's Nest (uncredited)
Norma Gentner ...
Girl with Samba Kings (uncredited)
Sue George ...
Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
William Haade ...
Detective from D.A.'s Office (uncredited)
Barbara Hamilton ...
Woman at Dorsey Club (uncredited)
Charles Hawkins ...
Nightclub Patron at The Chocolate Club (uncredited)
John Impolito ...
Chef at the Dixieland (uncredited)
Marjorie Jackson ...
Chorine at Crow's Nest (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ...
Waiter at Crow's Nest (uncredited)
Nolan Leary ...
Stage Doorman at the Crow's Nest (uncredited)
Bert LeBaron ...
Chef at Dixieland Club (uncredited)
Ford Washington Lee ...
Buck (uncredited)
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Frank Meredith ...
Policeman at Toll Gate (uncredited)
Jill Meredith ...
Woman at Dorsey Club (uncredited)
Beverlee Mitchell ...
Girl at Table (uncredited)
Martha Montgomery ...
Chorine at Crow's Nest (uncredited)
Gene Morgan ...
Man at Dorsey Club (uncredited)
Diana Mumby ...
Chorine at Crow's Nest (uncredited)
Janie New ...
Woman at Dorsey Club (uncredited)
Milicent Patrick ...
Woman at Dorsey Club (uncredited)
Foster H. Phinney ...
Man at Crow's Nest (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ...
Man at Dorsey Club (uncredited)
Muni Seroff ...
Waiter (uncredited)
John William Sublett ...
Bubbles (uncredited)
Irene Vernon ...
Woman at Crow's Nest (uncredited)
Pat Walker ...
Photographer at Dorsey Club (uncredited)
Alice Wallace ...
Woman at Dorsey Club (uncredited)
Don Wilmot ...
Messenger (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Samuel Goldwyn ... producer

Music by 

Hugo Friedhofer ... (uncredited)
Emil Newman ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by 

Gregg Toland ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Daniel Mandell ... film editor

Art Direction by 

Perry Ferguson
George Jenkins

Set Decoration by 

Julia Heron ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by 

Irene Sharaff ... (as Sharaff)

Makeup Department 

Marie Clark ... hair stylist
Robert Stephanoff ... makeup
Mel Berns ... makeup department head (uncredited)

Production Management 

Leon Fromkess ... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Raoul Pagel ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Joseph Boyle ... assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Fred Lau ... sound recorder
Larry Gannon ... sound (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Harry Redmond Jr. ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

John P. Fulton ... special photographic effects (as John Fulton)

Camera and Electrical Department 

W. Howard Greene ... director of photography (uncredited)
Ralph Hoge ... grip (uncredited)
Hal McAlpin ... still photographer (uncredited)
Bert Shipham ... camera operator (uncredited)

Music Department 

Hugo Friedhofer ... musical director
Emil Newman ... musical director
Sonny Burke ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Fletcher Henderson ... music arranger (uncredited)
Jerome Moross ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Other crew 

William Fritzsche ... associate technicolor color director
Samuel Goldwyn ... presenter
Natalie Kalmus ... technicolor color director
Sam Freedle ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Anita Speer ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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