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 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Can anybody tell me what's there by Hugo Friedhofer that's left to release?

I can think of the following:

"Edge Of Doom" ('50)
"Homicidal" ('60)
"The Secret Invasion" ('64)
"The Over The Hill Gang" ('69)
The five episodes from "Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea" (two of which he collaborated with Alexander Courage)

Anybody out there can think of any others?

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Try and Get Me (Sound of fury) 1950
Breaking Point episode 1963
He's credited as being uncredited for "Island in the Sky" but that was released by Disques CinéMusique. Not sure if it was complete or not, and if it was from the LP.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

His score for Joan of Arc (one of my biggest grails) is in desperate need of a re-recording (being independently produced, the prospect of original tapes existing seems rather slim).

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

Has White Feather been released yet?

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 3:30 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I love Friedhofer but I never bothered doing a thread on him like this because it seems too many of his scores are just fully or partially lost. frown It's less question of what remains unreleased and more a question of what has surviving tapes that are unreleased (which may be very very little at this point).

I too would love it if we got a complete re-recording of Joan of Arc some day. Here's the Gothic Prelude in a modern performance...pretty frickin' awesome and makes one salivate for the full score:
https://hugofriedhofer.dudaone.com/gothic-prelude

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 3:31 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Has White Feather been released yet?

Sadly no, and we've been told it's because the tapes are lost, as with a number of other Fox scores of his. frown

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

HONDO shared credit with Emil Newman

VERA CRUZ

THE HARDER THEY FALL

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 5:24 PM   
 By:   lacoq   (Member)

Has White Feather been released yet?

Sadly no, and we've been told it's because the tapes are lost, as with a number of other Fox scores of his. frown

Yavar



According to the long interview that Friedhofer had with Linda Danly in her fine book “Hugo Friedhofer: The Best Years of His Life: A Hollywood Master of Music for the Movies “, when it came time for Friedhofer to score White Feather, Alfred Newman said in essence “ why knock yourself out? Just reuse your score to Broken Arrow!” Which Friedhofer more or less did. And thankfully BYU released a superb cd (in stereo) with detailed liner notes of Broken Arrow.

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

His score for Joan of Arc (one of my biggest grails) is in desperate need of a re-recording (being independently produced, the prospect of original tapes existing seems rather slim).

I am in the rarified position of owning most of my holy grails now, but this one is still on the list. An absolute must have, if possible.

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 5:46 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Does Von Richtofen and Brown count? A suite was released on an album in the 70s, I believe, but I don't think it ever made the jump to CD.

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 5:48 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

His score for Joan of Arc (one of my biggest grails) is in desperate need of a re-recording (being independently produced, the prospect of original tapes existing seems rather slim).

I am in the rarified position of owning most of my holy grails now, but this one is still on the list. An absolute must have, if possible.


I'm a big fan of her too.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 6:59 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Having Intrada's compilation discs on Friedhofer's soundtracks from Paramount pictures (and loving them), I wonder still if there're any further surviving material such as SEALED VERDICT (1948) or JUST FOR YOU ('52) or even a (more) complete edition possible for ACE IN THE HOLE.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 7:20 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

Having Intrada's compilation discs on Friedhofer's soundtracks from Paramount pictures (and loving them), I wonder still if there're any further surviving material such as SEALED VERDICT (1948) or JUST FOR YOU ('52) or even a (more) complete edition possible for ACE IN THE HOLE.

Not sure about the first two scores, but I’m pretty sure that the Ace in the Hole material on the Double Indemnity album was all they could find for that score, so the chances of a more complete Ace in the Hole are slim to none.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 8:01 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

A really nice score for THREE CAME BACK about women prisoners in a Japanese prison camp in Malaya. Claudette Colbert and Sessue Hayakawa had prominent roles in this 1950 film from 20 CF.


 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 8:03 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

A really nice score for THREE CAME BACK about women prisoners in a Japanese prison camp in Malaya. Claudette Colbert and Sessue Hayakawa had prominent roles in this 1950 film from 20 CF.


 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 8:04 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Does Von Richtofen and Brown count? A suite was released on an album in the 70s, I believe, but I don't think it ever made the jump to CD.


That suite (along with one from PRIVATE PARTS) was released on a Delos LP in 1975. Facet re-issued the LP on CD in 1987.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 8:07 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

A really nice score for THREE CAME BACK about women prisoners in a Japanese prison camp in Malaya. Claudette Colbert and Sessue Hayakawa had prominent roles in this 1950 film from 20 CF.
My mistake . The correct title is THREE CAME HOME.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 8:12 PM   
 By:   Chris Malone   (Member)

I’m pretty sure that the Ace in the Hole material on the Double Indemnity album was all they could find for that score...

That’s correct. We restored all the Ace in the Hole score cues from the Paramount music library, including the film version of the “Main Title” from the composite mix.

Chris

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2019 - 11:57 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Here is a great truth that no one really wants to say

Hugo Friedhofer is a tough sell in the current market.

While fans of Golden Age scores want him, that group is getting smaller everyday, also quite a few of the films he did (Beyond things like THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES) are mostly forgotten and not known to many under the age of 40....

This isn't too say the music isn't wonderful, but in the current market it's just not going to move anywhere the amount of units to make it worth doing unless it's almost costs nothing to do.

Yeah, I know I'm being Debbie Downer here, but that just the way it is.

It's vastly easier to sell something by Steiner,Waxman,Herrmann,etc then it is to sell Friedhofer.

A sad, but all too true state of affairs.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2019 - 5:34 AM   
 By:   finder4545   (Member)


SEALED VERDICT, wonderful Main Title and Intro

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IL0lbvtyFENyi5fS3oxkvO5kcWFWiylL/view?usp=sharing

 
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