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Franz Waxman (1906–1967)


Franz Waxman (Wachsmann) pursued his dream of a career in music despite his family's misgivings. He worked for several years as a bank teller and paid for piano, harmony and composition lessons with his salary. He later moved to Berlin, where he continued his study and progress as a musician. He was able to support himself by playing and arranging... See full bio »

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Sunset Blvd. Composer
(1950)
Rebecca Music Department
(1940)
Suspicion Composer
(1941)
(1951)

Filmography

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 2014 Frankulstein (Short) (composer: music cues)
 1985 Peyton Place: The Next Generation (TV Movie) (composer: "Peyton Place" theme)
 1977 Murder in Peyton Place (TV Movie) (composer: main theme music)
 1964-1969 Peyton Place (TV Series) (composer - 514 episodes)
- Episode #5.54 (1969) ... (composer: "Peyton Place" theme music)
- Episode #5.53 (1969) ... (composer: "Peyton Place" theme music)
- Episode #5.52 (1969) ... (composer: "Peyton Place" theme music)
- Episode #5.51 (1969) ... (composer: "Peyton Place" theme music)
- Episode #5.50 (1969) ... (composer: "Peyton Place" theme music)
 1966 Deadly Ray from Mars (TV Movie) (composer: stock music - archive footage, uncredited)
 1966 Destination Saturn (TV Movie) (composer: stock music - archive footage, uncredited)
 1966 Peril from the Planet Mongo (TV Movie) (composer: stock music - archive footage, uncredited)
 1966 Purple Death from Outer Space (TV Movie) (composer: stock music - archive footage, uncredited)
  The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes, 1963 - 1964) (conductor - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross (1964) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- He's Alive (1963) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine (1959) ... (conductor)
 1963 PT 109 (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1962 Merrill's Marauders (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1960 Cimarron (conductor - uncredited)
 1959 The Nun's Story (conductor)
 1959 Up Periscope (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1959 The Trap (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1958 Home Before Dark (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1958 I Married a Monster from Outer Space (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1957 Love in the Afternoon (music adaptor)
 1957 The Spirit of St. Louis (conductor)
 1956 Back from Eternity (conductor)
 1956 The Leather Saint (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1955 The Court Jester (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1955 Mister Roberts (conductor)
 1955 Hell's Island (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1955 Untamed (conductor - uncredited)
 1955 Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1954 The Silver Chalice (conductor)
 1954 Demetrius and the Gladiators (conductor - uncredited)
 1954 Prince Valiant (conductor - uncredited)
 1953 Planet Outlaws (composer: stock music - archive footage, uncredited)
 1953 A Blueprint for Murder (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Stalag 17 (musical settings)
 1953 Shane (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1952 You for Me (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Dark City (musical director - uncredited)
 1949 Squadron of Doom (TV Movie) (composer: stock music - archive footage, uncredited)
 1949 The Stratton Story (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1947 The Mighty McGurk (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 Humoresque (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (conductor)
 1945 The Last Bomb (Short documentary) (composer: theme music - Franz Waxman)
 1945 The Brighton Strangler (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 Lost in a Harem (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 The Falcon in Mexico (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 Janie (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1943 Madame Curie (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 The Falcon and the Co-eds (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 Three Hearts for Julia (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Whistling in Dixie (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Overland Mail (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Rio Rita (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Mystery of Marie Roget (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Gang Busters (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Stagecoach Buckaroo (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 The Vanishing Virginian (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Fighting Bill Fargo (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 The Masked Rider (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Sea Raiders (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Man from Montana (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Unfinished Business (musical director)
 1941 Whistling in the Dark (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Ringside Maisie (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Rawhide Rangers (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Sky Raiders (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 The Trial of Mary Dugan (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Junior G-Men (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Ragtime Cowboy Joe (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 I Love You Again (musical director)
 1940 Winners of the West (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Edison, the Man (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Ski Patrol (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Two Girls on Broadway (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Riders of Pasco Basin (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Rebecca (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1940 West of Carson City (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 The Green Hornet (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Gone with the Wind (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Henry Goes Arizona (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Chip of the Flying U (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 At the Circus (musical director)
 1939 Oklahoma Frontier (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Fast and Furious (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Desperate Trails (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Tropic Fury (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 The Under-Pup (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Miracles for Sale (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Mutiny on the Blackhawk (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 The Oregon Trail (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Bridal Suite (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Lucky Night (musical director)
 1939 Buck Rogers (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 The Ice Follies of 1939 (musical director)
 1939 Fast and Loose (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Made for Each Other (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Honolulu (incidental music)
 1939 Four Girls in White (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Scouts to the Rescue (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 The Phantom Creeps (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 A Christmas Carol (musical director - uncredited)
 1938 Mars Attacks the World (composer: stock music - archive footage, uncredited)
 1938 Red Barry (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Missing Guest (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Flaming Frontiers (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Outlaw Express (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Three Comrades (music by)
 1938 Western Trails (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Devil's Party (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Sinners in Paradise (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Air Devils (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Nurse from Brooklyn (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Lady in the Morgue (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Last Stand (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Judge Hardy's Children (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Crime of Doctor Hallet (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Border Wolves (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Forbidden Valley (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Black Doll (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Jury's Secret (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Love Is a Headache (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Spy Ring (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Tim Tyler's Luck (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Singing Outlaw (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Adventure's End (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Courage of the West (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 A Girl with Ideas (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 That's My Story! (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Trouble at Midnight (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Radio Patrol (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Idol of the Crowds (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Man Who Cried Wolf (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Reported Missing! (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Wild West Days (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 I Cover the War! (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 A Day at the Races (musical director)
 1937 The Wildcatter (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Wings Over Honolulu (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Captains Courageous (conductor - uncredited) / (songs: music by)
 1937 The Thirteenth Chair (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Night Key (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 California Straight Ahead! (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Secret Agent X-9 (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Oh, Doctor (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Jungle Jim (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Mighty Treve (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Rocket Ship (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Conflict (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Love Letters of a Star (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Ace Drummond (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Sea Spoilers (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The Girl on the Front Page (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Yellowstone (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Postal Inspector (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Crash Donovan (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Parole! (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Nobody's Fool (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Love Before Breakfast (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1936 Dangerous Waters (musical director - uncredited)
 1936 Next Time We Love (musical director)
 1936 The Invisible Ray (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director - uncredited)
 1935 Magnificent Obsession (musical adaptation - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1935 The Great Impersonation (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 East of Java (musical director - uncredited)
 1935 3 Kids and a Queen (musical director - uncredited)
 1935 His Night Out (musical director - uncredited)
 1934 Music in the Air (music adaptor - uncredited)
 1934 The Only Girl (music arranger) / (musical director)
 1931 Das Lied vom Leben (musical director - as Franz Wachsmann)
 1931 Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht (musical director - as Franz Wachsmann)
 1930 The Blue Angel (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1928 Noah's Ark (composer: stock music - 1957 reissue, uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

F. Wachsmann | Franz Wachsmann | F. Waxman
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Waxman worked on four films for Billy Wilder and four for Alfred Hitchcock. Wilder claimed that Waxman and Miklos Rozsa were his favorite film composers. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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