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Gus Arnheim (1887–1955)

Composer, conductor and songwriter ("I Cried For You", "Sweet and Lovely"), leader of his own orchestra, he toured Europe and the US, appearing in theatres, night clubs and ballrooms. He joined ASCAP in 1925, and his chief musical collaborators include Arthur Freed, Jules Lemare, Abe Lyman and Harry Tobias. His popular song compositions also ... See full bio »

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Amélie Soundtrack
Scarface Music Department
Angel Heart Soundtrack
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 2012 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sunday Best (2012) ... (writer: "I Cried For You" - uncredited)
 2002 Hollywood Ending (writer: "Sweet And Lovely" (1931))
 2001 Invincible (lyrics: "Sweet and Lovely" (1931)) / (music: "Sweet and Lovely" (1931))
 2001 Amélie (writer: "Sweet and Lovely")
 1995 The Tie That Binds (writer: "I Cried for You (Now It's Your Turn to Cry for Me)" - as G. Arnheim)
 1992 Diana Ross Live! The Lady Sings... Jazz & Blues: Stolen Moments (TV Special documentary) (writer: "I Cried For You")
 1991 Sweet Talker (writer: "I Cried for You")
 1987 Angel Heart (music: "I Cried For You")
 1985 The Laundromat (TV Movie) (writer: "I Cried for You")
 1978 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dr. Winchester and Mr. Hyde (1978) ... (writer: "I Cried for You" - uncredited)
 1972 Lady Sings the Blues (music: "I Cried for You" - uncredited)
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Mon Petit Chou (1961) ... (lyrics: "I Cried for You" - uncredited)
 1960 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- How to Be Head of the House (1960) ... (writer: "I Cried For You" - uncredited)
 1958 Ten North Frederick (writer: "Sweet and Lovely" - uncredited)
 1957 General Motors 50th Anniversary Show (TV Movie) (writer: "I Cried for You")
 1957 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Susanna's Baby (1957) ... (writer: "I Cried For You - uncredited)
 1957 The Nat King Cole Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.3 (1957) ... (lyrics: "It Must Be True" - uncredited)
 1957 The Joker Is Wild (writer: "I Cried for You" - uncredited)
 1955 Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Downbeat Revue ... (music: "I Cried for You")
 1955 Love Me or Leave Me (writer: "I Cried for You" - uncredited)
 1954 You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.10 (1954) ... (music: "Sweet And Lovely")
 1953 How to Marry a Millionaire (music: "Sweet and Lovely" (1931) - uncredited)
 1953 The Ford 50th Anniversary Show (TV Special) (writer: "I Cried for You")
 1953 T.V. of Tomorrow (Short) (music: "Sweet and Lovely" - uncredited)
 1952 I Love Lucy (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Ricky Loses His Voice (1952) ... (music: "Sweet and Lovely" - uncredited)
 1952 Somebody Loves Me (writer: "I Cried for You" (1923) - uncredited)
 1952 Dreamboat (writer: "Sweet and Lovely" - uncredited)
 1952 We're Not Married! (writer: "Sweet and Lovely" - uncredited)
 1950 For Heaven's Sake (writer: "Sweet and Lovely" - uncredited)
 1950 Moments in Music (Documentary short) (writer: "Sweet And Lovely")
 1950 The Chump Champ (Short) (music: "Sweet and Lovely" - uncredited)
 1950 Texas Tom (Short) (music: "Sweet and Lovely" - uncredited)
 1949 Mother Is a Freshman (lyrics: "It Must Be True" - uncredited)
 1948 Musical Merry-Go-Round No. 5 (Short) (writer: "Sweet and Lovely")
 1948 Little 'Tinker (Short) (music: "Sweet and Lovely")
 1946 The Hick Chick (Short) (music: "Sweet and Lovely" - uncredited)
 1946 Springtime for Thomas (Short) (music: "Sweet and Lovely" - uncredited)
 1945 The Mouse Comes to Dinner (Short) (writer: "Sweet and Lovely" - uncredited)
 1944 Bathing Beauty (lyrics: "I Cried for You" (1923) - uncredited) / (music: "I Cried for You" (1923) - uncredited)
 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor (writer: "Sweet and Lovely" (1931) - uncredited)
 1944 Trocadero (performer: "Roundabout Way")
 1944 Hot Rhythm (lyrics: "It Must Be True" - uncredited)
 1943 The Lonesome Mouse (Short) (music: "I Cried for You" - uncredited)
 1942 The Early Bird Dood It! (Short) (music: "Sweet and Lovely" - uncredited)
 1942 Blitz Wolf (Short) (music: "Sweet and Lovely" (1931) - uncredited)
 1942 Puss n' Toots (Short) (music: "Sweet and Lovely" - uncredited)
 1939 Babes in Arms (writer: "I Cried for You" (1923) - uncredited)
 1939 The Women (writer: "I Cried for You" (1923) - uncredited)
 1939 Rita Rio and Her Orchestra (Short) (writer: "I Cried for You")
 1939 Idiot's Delight (writer: "I Cried for You" - uncredited)
 1937 Whispers in the Dark (Short) (performer: "WHISPERS IN THE DARK")
 1936 Alladin from Manhattan (Short) (writer: "I Cried for You")
 1934 The Song of Fame (Short) (writer: "I Cried For You" (1923))
 1934 This Man Is Mine (writer: "Sweet and Lovely" (1931) - uncredited)
 1932 Blondie of the Follies (writer: "Good Night My Love" (1932) - uncredited)
 1932 Scarface (performer: "St. Louis Blues" (1914), "Some of These Days" (1910))
 1932 Carnival Boat (music: "Sweet and Lovely" (1931) - uncredited)
 1932 The Beast of the City (writer: "Sweet And Lovely" (1931) - uncredited)
 1932 Dream House (Short) (lyrics: "It Must Be True")
 1931 The Tip-Off (lyrics: "It Must Be True (You Are Mine all mine)")
 1928 Gus Arnheim and His Cocoanut Grove Orchestra (Short) (performer: "I Can't Do Without You", "La Rosita", " (If You Want to Miss a Heaven on Earth) Stay Out of the South" - uncredited)
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Bing Crosby, Al Rinker, and Harry Barris the Rhythm Boys appeared with Gus Arnheim at the Cocoanut Grove after leaving Paul Whiteman. Crosby appeared as a solo vocalist with Arnheim also.

Russ Columbo played the violin with Arnheim at roughly the same time. See more »

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