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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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The Rough Riders Composer
Betrayal Composer


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 2009 Jekyll & Canada (Video) (writer: "Agitato", "Chinese", "Hurry No. 1", "Mysterioso No. 1", "Sacrifice")
 2003 The Ghosts of Edendale ("Cowboy Music", "Hurry Music (for Duels)")
 1989 Bugs Bunny's Wild World of Sports (TV Movie) (music: "College Stunts" - uncredited)
 1988 Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (music: "In the Stirrups" - uncredited)
 1979 Bugs Bunny's Cupid Capers (TV Movie) (music: "In the Stirrups" - uncredited)
 1978 The Brink's Job (music: "World Events" - uncredited)
 1967 Stop Look and Listen (Short) (music: "Hurry Music (for struggles)" (1913) - uncredited)
 1963 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.41 (1963) ... (music: "Neapolitan Nights" - uncredited)
 1960 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tab Hunter, Cliff Arquette and Jack Bailey (1960) ... (writer: "College Yell", "College Yell" (reprise) - uncredited)
 1958 The Man Upstairs (music: "Beast of the Jungle" - uncredited)
 1954 The Oily American (Short) (music: "Indian Dawn" - uncredited)
 1954 Claws for Alarm (Short) (music: "In the Stirrups" - uncredited)
 1954 Wild Wife (Short) (music: "In the Stirrups" - uncredited)
 1952 The EGGcited Rooster (Short) (music: "In the Stirrups" - uncredited)
 1952 Kiddin' the Kitten (Short) (music: "Traffic" - uncredited)
 1951 On Moonlight Bay (music: "Hurry No. 1" - uncredited)
 1951 Hare We Go (Short) (music: "Amorita" - uncredited)
 1950 His Bitter Half (Short) (music: "Indian War Dance" - uncredited)
 1950 Boobs in the Woods (Short) (music: "Indian Dawn" - uncredited)
 1949 The Grey Hounded Hare (Short) (music: "In the Stirrups" - uncredited)
 1949 You're My Everything (music: "Hurry Music (for Struggles)" (1913) - uncredited)
 1948 Daffy Duck Slept Here (Short) (music: "Traffic" - uncredited)
 1948 A Feather in His Hare (Short) (music: "Indian Dawn" - uncredited)
 1948 The Tender Years (arranger: "Woodland Dreams" (1918) - uncredited) / (music: "Dreaming", "Chums" - uncredited)
 1947 Doggone Cats (Short) (music: "Furioso" - uncredited)
 1947 The Gay Anties (Short) (music: "Movie Rag" - uncredited)
 1946 Romance of the West (music: "Indian Dawn")
 1945 The Horn Blows at Midnight (music: "Storm Music" - uncredited)
 1945 Draftee Daffy (Short) (music: "In the Stirrups" - uncredited)
 1944 The Old Grey Hare (Short) (music: "In the Stirrups" - uncredited)
 1944 Buckaroo Bugs (Short) (music: "In the Stirrups", "Indian Dawn" - uncredited)
 1944 Chinatown Champs (Short) (music: "Chinese Idol" - uncredited)
 1943 Falling Hare (Short) (music: "Traffic" - uncredited)
 1943 Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk (Short) (music: "Indian Dawn" - uncredited)
 1943 Tortoise Wins by a Hare (Short) (music: "In the Stirrups" - uncredited)
 1942 The Daffy Duckaroo (Short) (music: "Western Scene", "Indian War Dance" - uncredited)
 1942 Fox Pop (Short) (music: "Reproach" - uncredited)
 1942 The Impatient Patient (Short) (music: "In the Stirrups" - uncredited)
 1942 Double Chaser (Short) (music: "Reproach" - uncredited)
 1942 The Draft Horse (Short) (music: "Battle Music No. 9" - uncredited)
 1942 Daffy's Southern Exposure (Short) (music: "The Hurricane" - uncredited)
 1941 Saddle Silly (Short) (music: "College Stunts" - uncredited)
 1941 The Henpecked Duck (Short) (music: "Reproach" - uncredited)
 1941 Sport Chumpions (Short) (music: "College Stunts" - uncredited)
 1941 We, the Animals - Squeak! (Short) (music: "Traffic" - uncredited)
 1941 Goofy Groceries (Short) (music: "Battle Music No. 9" - uncredited)
 1941 Knockout (music: "Nation's Pride" - uncredited)
 1941 Porky's Snooze Reel (Short) (music: "Triumphal Music")
 1940 Wacky Wildlife (Short) (music: "Indian Dawn" - uncredited)
 1940 My Love Came Back (music: "Neapolitan Nights" (1925) - uncredited)
 1940 You Ought to Be in Pictures (Short) (music: "Western Scene" - uncredited)
 1940 Porky's Poor Fish (Short) (music: "Battle Music No. 9" - uncredited)
 1940 Cross Country Detours (Short) (music: "Indian Dawn" - uncredited)
 1940 Ali-Baba Bound (Short) (music: "Maharajah" - uncredited)
 1940 Mighty Hunters (Short) (music: "Indian Dawn" - uncredited)
 1939 Screwball Football (Short) (music: "College Stunts" - uncredited)
 1939 The Royal Rodeo (Short) (music: "In the Stirrups" - uncredited)
 1939/II Jeepers Creepers (Short) (music: "Storm Music" - uncredited)
 1939 Wise Quacks (Short) (music: "Hurry No. 1", "Furioso" - uncredited)
 1939 Poison Pen (music: "Dreaded Moments" - uncredited)
 1939 Scalp Trouble (Short) (music: "Battle Music", "Indian War Dance" - uncredited)
 1939 You're Next to Closing (Short) (music: "Neapolitan Nights" - uncredited)
 1939 Porky and Teabiscuit (Short) (music: "In the Stirrups", "Western Scene" - uncredited)
 1939 Bars and Stripes Forever (Short) (music: "Furioso" - uncredited)
 1939 Porky's Movie Mystery (Short) (music: "Queer Antics" - uncredited)
 1939 The Lone Stranger and Porky (Short) (music: "Tempest" - uncredited)
 1938 Porky the Gob (Short) (music: "Traffic", "Battle Music" - uncredited)
 1938 The Daffy Doc (Short) (music: "Dramatic Tension" - uncredited)
 1938 Johnny Smith and Poker-Huntas (Short) (music: "Indian Dawn" - uncredited)
 1938 Cowboy from Brooklyn (music: "In the Stirrups")
 1938 Porky the Fireman (Short) (music: "Traffic" - uncredited)
 1938 A Modern Dixie (Documentary short) (music: "Ole South")
 1937 The Ticket of Leave Man (music: "Tempest" - uncredited)
 1937 The Case of the Stuttering Pig (Short) (music: "Fate" - uncredited)
 1937 Rhythm Saves the Day (Short) (music: "Southern Moon" - uncredited)
 1937 Get Rich Quick Porky (Short) (music: "Queer Antics" - uncredited)
 1937 Egghead Rides Again (Short) (music: "In the Stirrups" (1935) - uncredited)
 1937 Public Wedding (music: "All America" (1916) - uncredited)
 1937 Sweet Sioux (Short) (music: "Indian Dawn" - uncredited)
 1937 Uncle Tom's Bungalow (Short) (music: "Treacherous Knave" - uncredited)
 1937 O-Kay for Sound (music: "Hurry No.1" - uncredited)
 1937 Vitaphone Diversions (Short) (music: "Polly" - uncredited)
 1937 Captain Blue Blood (Short) (music: "Indian Dawn" - uncredited)
 1936 Porky in the North Woods (Short) (music: "Grief" - uncredited)
 1936 Little Beau Porky (Short) (music: "Oriental Music", "Mutiny", "Maharajah" - uncredited)
 1936 Pay As You Exit (Short) (music: "Furioso" - uncredited)
 1936 Boulevardier from the Bronx (Short) (music: "In the Stirrups" (1935) - uncredited)
 1936 Milk and Money (Short) (music: "In the Stirrups", "Traffic", "Treacherous Knave" - uncredited)
 1936 Porky's Moving Day (Short) (music: "The Clown", "Comedy Excitement" - uncredited)
 1936 Porky's Poultry Plant (Short) (music: "Furioso #2", "College Stunts" - uncredited)
 1936 Porky the Rain-Maker (Short) (music: "Tempest" - uncredited)
 1936 Aces & Eights (music: "Heart's Desire" - uncredited) / (music: "Seething Conscience" - uncredited)
 1936 The Crimes of Stephen Hawke (music: "The Tempest" - uncredited)
 1936 Bingo Crosbyana (Short) (music: "Storm Music" - uncredited)
 1936 I'd Love to Take Orders from You (Short) (music: "Air Flight" - uncredited)
 1936 Fish Tales (Short) (music: "L'Ouracan" - uncredited)
 1936 Westward Whoa (Short) (music: "Indian War Dance" - uncredited)
 1936 The Blow Out (Short) (music: "Treacherous Knave", "Mutiny" - uncredited)
 1936 The Fire Alarm (Short) (music: "Hunting Scene" - uncredited)
 1935 Katz' Pajamas (Short) (music: "Polly" - uncredited)
 1935 Trouble in Toyland (Short) (music: "Neapolitan Nights" - uncredited)
 1935 Flowers for Madame (Short) (music: "Traffic" - uncredited)
 1935 Camera Hunting (Documentary short) (music: "The Wooing Hour" - uncredited)
 1935 Gold Diggers of '49 (Short) (music: "Western Scene" - uncredited)
 1935 The Lady in Red (Short) (music: "Neapolitan Nights", "Disturbance", "Comedy Excitement" - uncredited)
 1935 Buddy's Bug Hunt (Short) (music: "Treacherous Knave" - uncredited)
 1935 Our Little Girl (music: "Ole Swimming Hole" - uncredited)
 1935 My Green Fedora (Short) (music: "Traffic" - uncredited)
 1935 The Case of the Curious Bride (music: "Neapolitan Nights" (1925) - uncredited)
 1935 Buddy of the Legion (Short) (music: "Oriental Atmosphere", "Egyptia" - uncredited)
 1935 Buddy's Pony Express (Short) (music: "In the Stirrups" - uncredited)
 1935 El cantante de Napoles (music: "Neapolitan Nights" - uncredited)
 1934 Viva Buddy (Short) (music: "La Fiesta" - uncredited)
 1934 Pop Goes Your Heart (Short) (music: "Queer Antics", "Tingles" - uncredited)
 1934 Buddy the Detective (Short) (music: "Evil Plotter" - uncredited)
 1934 Baby, Take a Bow (music: "Waterfall" - uncredited)
 1934 Get Along Little Hubby (Short) (music: "The Fox Trail" - uncredited)
 1934 Change of Heart (music: "College Stunts" - uncredited)
 1934 Gambling Lady (music: "Flying Ace" (1927) - uncredited)
 1933 Bye-Gones (Short) (music: "Polly" - uncredited)
 1932 Payment Deferred (music: "Bon Vivant" - uncredited)
 1932 Smilin' Through (music: "Waltz Rose" - uncredited)
 1932 In the Family (Short) (music: "Polly" - uncredited)
 1932 Week-End Marriage (music: "Neapolitan Nights" (1925) - uncredited)
 1932 As You Desire Me (music: "Neapolitan Nights" - uncredited)
 1932 Poor But Dishonest (Short) (music: "Polly" - uncredited)
 1932 Shake a Leg (Short) (music: "Polly" - uncredited)
 1931 Her Wedding Night-Mare (Short) (music: "Polly" - uncredited)
 1931 Darn Tootin (Short) (music: "Polly" - uncredited)
 1931 Of All People (Short) (music: "Polly" - uncredited)
 1931 The Ruling Voice (music: "Neapolitan Nights" - uncredited)
 1931 Little Daddy (Short) (music: "Redemption" - uncredited)
 1931 Beau Ideal (music: "Oriental Atmosphere" - uncredited)
 1930 The Criminal Code (music: "Accusation" - uncredited)
 1930 Bear Shooters (Short) (arranger: "Marionette")
 1930 When the Wind Blows (Short) (arranger: "Marionette" - uncredited)
 1929 The Single Standard (music: "Sunset Land" - uncredited)
 1929 Betrayal (writer: "Under The Weather")
 1929 Alibi (music: "Your Love Is All (1929) - uncredited)
 1929/I Musical Moments (Short) (music: "Indian Dawn", "Neapolitan Nights" - uncredited)
 1929 One Stolen Night (music: "My Cairo Love" - uncredited)
 1929 A Musicale Melange (Short) (music: "Neapolitan Nights" - uncredited)
 1929 Why Be Good? (music: "Bon Vivant", "Le Chant des Boulevards", "Violence" - uncredited)
 1929 Redskin (music: "Redskin" - uncredited)
 1929 Synthetic Sin (music: "Fair Debutante" - uncredited) / (music: "Joy" - uncredited)
 1928 Scarlet Seas (music: "Allegro Vigoroso", "Accusation", "Agitato No.4" - uncredited)
 1928 The Wedding March (music: "PARADISE (The Love Theme)")
 1928 Thanksgiving Day (Short) (music: "Polly" - uncredited)
 1928 Abie's Irish Rose (music: "Rosemary", "Little Irish Rose" - uncredited)
 1927 Margaret McKee: Famous Whistler (Short) (music: "The Wooing Hour" - 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

Did You Know?


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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