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Charles Williams (II) (1893–1978)

Charles Williams was prolific and without equal in familiar popular music. His pedigree was impressive and his achievements remarkable, so who was this man who bequeathed so much enjoyment to the nation by writing the signature tunes for such programmes as "Dick Barton, Special Agent", "Jennings at School", "BBC TV Newsreel", and "Friday Night is ... See full bio »

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The 39 Steps Soundtrack
The Rocketeer Soundtrack
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 1947 While I Live
 1946 Carnival (uncredited)
 1946 Quiet Weekend
 1946 Beware of Pity (uncredited)
 1946 Night Boat to Dublin (music score)
 1945 Johnny in the Clouds (uncredited)
 1944 Her Man Gilbey (uncredited)
 1943 Warn That Man
 1943 Women Aren't Angels (uncredited)
 1942 King Arthur Was a Gentleman (uncredited)
 1942 The Young Mr. Pitt (uncredited)
 1941 Tower of Terror (as Eddie Benson)
 1941 Bombsight Stolen (uncredited)
 1941 Mail Train (uncredited)
 1941 The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (uncredited)
 1941 Gasbags (uncredited)
 1940 Neutral Port (uncredited)
 1940 The Girl in the News (uncredited)
 1940 Night Train to Munich (uncredited)
 1940 Haunted Honeymoon (uncredited)
 1940 They Came by Night (uncredited)
 1939 The Frozen Limits (uncredited)
 1939 Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday (uncredited)
 1939 Ask a Policeman (uncredited)
 1939 A Girl Must Live (uncredited)
 1938 Hey! Hey! U.S.A! (uncredited)
 1938 The Citadel (uncredited)
 1938 The Lady Vanishes (uncredited)
 1938 Alf's Button Afloat (uncredited)
 1938 Convict 99 (uncredited)
 1938 Strange Boarders (uncredited)
 1938 To the Victor (uncredited)
 1937 Oh, Mr. Porter! (uncredited)
 1936 Windbag the Sailor (uncredited)
 1935 The Phantom Light (uncredited)
 1935 Boys Will Be Boys (uncredited)
 1934 Forbidden Territory (uncredited)
 1934 Power (uncredited)
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Eddie Benson

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British composer and conductor, trained at the Royal Academy of Music. He worked at Gaumont-British during the 1930's. His most celebrated composition was 'The Dream of Olwen', written for the film While I Live (1947).

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