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Albert Glasser (1916–1998)

One of the most prolific B-movie composers, Albert Glasser started off as a copyist in the music department at Warner Brothers in the late 1930s, learning the art of film scoring from scratch while working under such big guns as Max Steiner and Erich Wolfgang Korngold. He graduated to orchestrating, and by the mid-'40s was composing and directing ... See full bio »

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Tormented Composer
The Gay Amigo Composer
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 1973 The Cremators
 1962 Air Patrol
 1961 20,000 Eyes
 1961 Kipling's Women (uncredited)
 1960 Tormented
 1959 The Beat Generation (uncredited)
 1958 The Mugger
 1958 Cop Hater
 1958 Teenage Cave Man (as Al Glasser)
 1958 High School Confidential! (uncredited)
 1957 The Hired Gun
 1957 Valerie
 1957 The Cyclops
 1957 Snowfire
 1957 The Big Caper
 1956 The Boss
 1956 Huk!
 1956 Indestructible Man (uncredited)
 1950-1956 The Cisco Kid (TV Series) (156 episodes)
- Tangled Trails (1956) ... (uncredited)
- Magician of Jamesville (1956) ... (uncredited)
- Dangerous Shoemaker (1956) ... (uncredited)
- West of the Law (1956) ... (uncredited)
- Kilts and Sombreros (1956) ... (uncredited)
 1955 Murder Is My Beat (as Al Glasser)
 1954 Mayor of the Town (TV Series)
 1954 Dragon's Gold
 1953 Paris Model
 1953 Port Sinister
 1953 Problem Girls
 1952 Paradise for Buster (Short)
 1952 Geisha Girl
 1951 Secrets of Beauty (as Al Glasser)
 1951 Oriental Evil
 1950 Bandit Queen
 1950 Big Town (TV Series)
 1950 I Shot Billy the Kid (uncredited)
 1950 Everybody's Dancin' (uncredited)
 1950 Hollywood Varieties (uncredited)
 1949 Apache Chief (uncredited)
 1949 Grand Canyon
 1949 The Gay Amigo
 1948 The Valiant Hombre (uncredited)
 1948 Urubu
 1948 Behind Locked Doors (uncredited)
 1948 The Cobra Strikes (uncredited)
 1947 Where the North Begins (Short)
 1947 Border Feud (uncredited)
 1946 Abilene Town (as Al Glasser)
 1945 The Kid Sister (uncredited)
 1944 The Contender
 1944 The Monster Maker (music score)
 1944 The Negro Soldier (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1943 Klondike Kate (uncredited)
 1941 Under Fiesta Stars (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Works: "Concerto" (violin and orchestra); "Two Preludes" (orchestra); "Pied Piper of Hamelin"; "Sextette for Flute, Piano & String Quartet"; "Sonata" (viola and piano); "The Raven" (tone poem); "Concerto for String Bass"; and an arrangement of the "New York World's Fair Suite".

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Al Glasser

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Personal Quote:

[about his work on The Monster Maker (1944), his first screen credit, for which he received $250] I composed, orchestrated, copied, conducted, worked with the music cutter. What the hell? If I didn't want it, they had ten guys waiting. I wanted credit.

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