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Benjamin Frankel (1906–1973)

Composer, conductor, arranger and music director. Trained Cologne, Berlin and London (at the Guildhall school of Music and Drama). From the age of seventeen, earned a living as a jazz fiddler, pianist and arranger in, among others, Carroll Gibbons' Savoy Orpheans and Henry Hall's BBC Dance Orchestra. Entered films in 1934, ultimately working on ... See full bio »


(age 67) in London, England, UK

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 1970 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Suicide Club (1970)
 1964 Espionage (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- A Free Agent (1964)
- The Liberators (1964)
- Once a Spy... (1964)
 1960 Surprise Package (uncredited)
 1959 Libel
 1957 The World Our Stage (TV Special) (special music)
 1955 The Prisoner
 1954 Aunt Clara
 1954 Mad About Men
 1954 Malaga
 1954 Chance Meeting (uncredited)
 1953 Project M7
 1951 Island Rescue
 1951 Hotel Sahara
 1950 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Adventure Story (1950)
 1950 Moving House (Short)
 1950 Night and the City (British version)
 1949 The Gay Lady
 1949 Lost Daughter
 1948 Bond Street
 1948 Daybreak
 1947 Nightbeat
 1947 Dancing with Crime (as Ben Frankel, musical score)
 1947 Dear Murderer (as Ben Frankel)
 1946 English Criminal Justice (Documentary short) (as Ben Frankel)
 1946 A Girl in a Million (as Ben Frankel)
 1946 The Years Between (as Ben Frankel)
 1945 Fire of London (Documentary short)
 1945 The Broad Fourteens (Documentary short) (as Ben Frankel)
 1945 The Seventh Veil (as Ben Frankel)
 1945 This Was Japan (Documentary short)
 1944 The Great Circle (Documentary short)
 1944 The New School (Short)
 1944 Aventure malgache (Short) (uncredited)
 1944 Bon Voyage (Short) (uncredited)
 1943 They Met in the Dark (as Ben Frankel)
 1936 Love in Exile
 1935 No Monkey Business (uncredited)
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Other Works:

He orchestrated Macrae and Sherwin's musical, "Under the Counter," at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with Cyril Raymond, Florence Desmond, and Thorley Walters in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ben Frankel

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