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J.S. Zamecnik (1872–1953)

Composer, conductor and violinist. He studied for five years with Anton Dvorak in Prague, then returned to America as violinist and concertmaster with Victor Herbert in the Pittsburgh Symphony. He became the musical director at the Hippodrome Theater in Cleveland, a vaudeville house that became a movie palace. He published a vast collection of ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Rough Riders Composer
(1927)
Betrayal Composer
(1929)
(1928)
(1938)

Filmography

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 1941 The Farmer's Wife (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Terror of Tiny Town (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 SOS Coast Guard (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Come on, Cowboys (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Riders of the Whistling Skull (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 The Fighting Marines (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 The Adventures of Rex and Rinty (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1935 Charlie Chan in Egypt (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1934 Midnight (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 The Man Who Dared (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 Adorable (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1933 Zoo in Budapest (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1933 Lucky Dog (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 Cavalcade (music arranger - uncredited)
 1932 Looking on the Bright Side (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1932 Scram! (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1932 Chandu the Magician (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1932 My Pal, the King (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1932 The Impatient Maiden (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1931 Strictly Dishonorable (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1931 Pardon Us (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1931 Little Daddy (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1930 Bear Shooters (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1930 When the Wind Blows (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1928 Habeas Corpus (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote a vast amount of music for silent films, including possibly the first music published for films, the Sam Fox Photoplay Edition, volumes 1 through 4.

Alternate Names:

J.C. Zamecnik | John S. Zamecnik
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Trivia:

His studies under Antonín Dvorák were noticeable in the piece titled "Traffic", which contains short passages similar to passages in Dvorák's "Carnival" overture. This is most clearly heard in the cartoon Flowers for Madame (1935).

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