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Roy Webb (I) (1888–1982)

Trained in classical music at Columbia University, Webb worked on Broadway by the time he was in his mid-20's, not only composing incidental music, but co-writing original plays with his older brother, the director Kenneth S. Webb. By 1923, he worked as conductor/arranger on hit shows like "Music Box Revue" and "Stepping Stones". Two years later, ... See full bio »
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Known For

Notorious Composer
(1946)
Out of the Past Composer
(1947)
Bringing Up Baby Music Department
(1938)
(1943)

Filmography

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 1959 Return of the Fly (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1959 The Big Circus (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1959 Up Periscope (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1957 The Spirit of St. Louis (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1957 Affair in Reno (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1956 Three Violent People (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1955 Indian Agent (TV Movie) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 The Saint's Girl Friday (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1953 A Slight Case of Larceny (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Cry of the Hunted (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1952 Androcles and the Lion (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1952 Face to Face (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1952 You for Me (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1952 The Half-Breed (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1952 The Narrow Margin (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1952 The Pace That Thrills (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1951 Footlight Varieties (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1951 On Dangerous Ground (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1951 The Blue Veil (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1951 The Racket (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1951 Don Daredevil Rides Again (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1951 A Place in the Sun (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1951 Law of the Badlands (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 The Missourians (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Rustlers on Horseback (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Border Treasure (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Fancy Pants (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1950 Armored Car Robbery (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 The Invisible Monster (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 Dynamite Pass (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 A Dangerous Profession (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 The Great Lover (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1949 The Stratton Story (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 Adventure in Baltimore (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 The Set-Up (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1949 Rose of the Yukon (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 Out of the Storm (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 Variety Time (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1947 The Spook Speaks (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1947 Song of the Thin Man (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1947 Born to Kill (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 Sunset Pass (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 The Falcon's Alibi (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 Riverboat Rhythm (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1945 A Game of Death (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 The Crime Doctor's Warning (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Wanderer of the Wasteland (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 The Brighton Strangler (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 The Affairs of Susan (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 The Falcon in Hollywood (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 Girl Rush (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 The Falcon in Mexico (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 Gildersleeve's Ghost (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 Seven Days Ashore (composer: incidental music - uncredited)
 1944 The Fighting Seabees (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1943 Rookies in Burma (composer: background cues - uncredited)
 1943 The Falcon and the Co-eds (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 Gildersleeve on Broadway (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 The Saint Meets the Tiger (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1943/I The Sky's the Limit (music arranger - uncredited)
 1943 The Avenging Rider (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 Gildersleeve's Bad Day (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 Sagebrush Law (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1943 Fighting Frontier (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Red River Robin Hood (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Pirates of the Prairie (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Seven Miles from Alcatraz (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Once Upon a Honeymoon (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1942 Bandit Ranger (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Thundering Hoofs (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 The Magnificent Ambersons (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1942 Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Powder Town (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1942 Come on Danger (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 The Falcon Takes Over (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Land of the Open Range (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Call Out the Marines (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Playmates (musical director)
 1941 Suspicion (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Father Takes a Wife (musical director)
 1941 Lady Scarface (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 The Saint's Vacation (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1941 Repent at Leisure (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 The Devil and Miss Jones (musical director)
 1941 Along the Rio Grande (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Mr. & Mrs. Smith (musical director - uncredited)
 1941 Let's Make Music (musical director)
 1940 Little Men (musical director)
 1940 You'll Find Out (musical director)
 1940 One Crowded Night (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Stage to Chino (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Cross-Country Romance (musical director)
 1940 Anne of Windy Poplars (musical director)
 1940 Pop Always Pays (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 The Saint Takes Over (musical director)
 1940 Bullet Code (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 The Marines Fly High (musical director)
 1940 The Saint's Double Trouble (musical director)
 1939 Chicken Feed (Short) (music director)
 1939 Reno (musical director)
 1939 Sued for Libel (musical director)
 1939 The Day the Bookies Wept (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 5th Ave Girl (musical director - uncredited)
 1939 The Fighting Gringo (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1939 The Spellbinder (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 Timber Stampede (musical director)
 1939 The Saint in London (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1939 The Girl and the Gambler (musical director)
 1939 The Girl from Mexico (musical director)
 1939 Racketeers of the Range (musical director)
 1939 Panama Lady (musical director)
 1939 The Rookie Cop (musical director)
 1939 Fixer Dugan (musical director)
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (music arranger - uncredited)
 1939 They Made Her a Spy (musical director)
 1939 Trouble in Sundown (musical director)
 1939 The Saint Strikes Back (musical director)
 1939 Twelve Crowded Hours (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1939 Arizona Legion (musical director)
 1939 Pacific Liner (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Next Time I Marry (musical director)
 1938 The Law West of Tombstone (musical director)
 1938 Lawless Valley (musical director)
 1938 Tarnished Angel (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Mr. Doodle Kicks Off (composer: incidental music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1938 Room Service (musical director)
 1938 The Renegade Ranger (composer: incidental music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1938 The Affairs of Annabel (musical director)
 1938 Carefree (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Painted Desert (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1938 I'm from the City (musical director)
 1938 Sky Giant (musical director)
 1938 Crime Ring (musical director)
 1938 Having Wonderful Time (musical director)
 1938 Blond Cheat (musical director)
 1938 Border G-Man (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1938 Blind Alibi (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Gun Law (musical director)
 1938 Vivacious Lady (composer: incidental music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1938 Law of the Underworld (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Go Chase Yourself (musical director)
 1938 Condemned Women (musical director)
 1938 Maid's Night Out (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Night Spot (musical director)
 1938 Bringing Up Baby (musical director)
 1938 Double Danger (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Everybody's Doing It (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 Crashing Hollywood (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Hitting a New High (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Quick Money (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 High Flyers (musical director)
 1937 Danger Patrol (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Living on Love (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Fight for Your Lady (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 There Goes the Groom (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Breakfast for Two (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Stage Door (musical director)
 1937 The Life of the Party (musical director)
 1937 Flight from Glory (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Hideaway (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Forty Naughty Girls (musical director)
 1937 The Toast of New York (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 On Again-Off Again (musical director)
 1937 New Faces of 1937 (musical director)
 1937 You Can't Beat Love (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Swing Fever (Short) (musical director)
 1937 Border Cafe (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Behind the Headlines (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Outcasts of Poker Flat (musical supervisor)
 1937 The Woman I Love (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1937 Too Many Wives (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 The Man Who Found Himself (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 China Passage (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Sea Devils (musical director)
 1937 Criminal Lawyer (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Racing Lady (musical director)
 1937 We Who Are About to Die (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Smartest Girl in Town (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 A Woman Rebels (musical director)
 1936 Without Orders (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The Big Game (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Mummy's Boys (musical director)
 1936 Second Wife (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The Last of the Mohicans (musical director)
 1936 M'Liss (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The Bride Walks Out (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1936 Bunker Bean (musical director)
 1936 The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1936 Special Investigator (musical director)
 1936 The Witness Chair (musical director)
 1936 Murder on a Bridle Path (musical director)
 1936 Two in Revolt (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Silly Billies (musical director)
 1936 A Wedtime Story (Short) (musical director - uncredited)
 1936 Love on a Bet (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Yellow Dust (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Follow the Fleet (music arranger - uncredited)
 1936 The Lady Consents (musical director)
 1936 Radio Barred (Short) (musical director)
 1936 Muss 'em Up (musical director)
 1936 Chatterbox (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 We're Only Human (musical director)
 1935 Sylvia Scarlett (musical director)
 1935 Counselitis (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 In Person (musical director)
 1935 Another Face (musical director)
 1935 Annie Oakley (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 The Rainmakers (musical director)
 1935 The Last Days of Pompeii (musical director - uncredited)
 1935 His Family Tree (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Hot Tip (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Alice Adams (musical director)
 1935 Old Man Rhythm (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1935 Salesmanship Ahoy (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 The Arizonian (musical director)
 1935 A Night at the Biltmore Bowl (Short) (musical director)
 1935 Becky Sharp (musical director)
 1935 The Nitwits (conductor - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1935 Ticket or Leave It (Short) (musical director)
 1935 Strangers All (musical director)
 1935 A Dog of Flanders (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Captain Hurricane (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1935 Enchanted April (musical director)
 1935 Grand Old Girl (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Romance in Manhattan (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 West of the Pecos (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Lightning Strikes Twice (musical director)
 1934 Bandits and Ballads (Short) (musical director)
 1934 Anne of Green Gables (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Kentucky Kernels (musical director)
 1934 Dangerous Corner (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 La Cucaracha (Short) (musical director)
 1934 Their Big Moment (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Bachelor Bait (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 We're Rich Again (composer: title music - uncredited)
 1934 Cockeyed Cavaliers (musical director)
 1934 Let's Try Again (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Finishing School (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Where Sinners Meet (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Success at Any Price (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Hips, Hips, Hooray! (musical director)
 1934 Long Lost Father (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 The Meanest Gal in Town (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 Chance at Heaven (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 One Man's Journey (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 Headline Shooter (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 Bed of Roses (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 Melody Cruise (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 Professional Sweetheart (musical director)
 1933 Christopher Strong (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1932 The Phantom of Crestwood (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1932 Flaming Gold (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1932 Lady with a Past (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1931 The Sin Ship (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1930 The Silver Horde (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1930 Love Comes Along (orchestrator)
 1929 Rio Rita (orchestrator - uncredited)
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Trivia:

Webb recycled his main theme from "Stranger on the Third Floor" into "Murder, My Sweet" four years later.

Star Sign:

Libra

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