Franz Waxman

Composer, Pianist, Bank clerk
Began his film career with UFA in 1930 and scored a number of German films before leaving the country in 1934. Waxman subsequently moved to the US, where he emerged as one of Hollywood's finest and most prolific ... Read more »
Born: 12/23/1906 in Germany

Filmography

Music (143)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014 (Movie)

("Sorry, Wrong Number Prelude") (Song)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part One 2011 (Movie)

("Female Monster Music") (Song Performer)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part One 2011 (Movie)

("Female Monster Music") (Song)

Hollywood Sound 1994 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

Fire in the Sky 1993 (Movie)

("A Message of Murder") (Song)

What's Eating Gilbert Grape 1993 (Movie)

("Sorry, Wrong Number") (Music)

Peyton Place 1964 - 1969 (TV Show)

Theme Music

Lost Command 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

Adventures of a Young Man 1962 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Adventures of a Young Man 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

Taras Bulba 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

My Geisha 1961 (Movie)

("You Are Sympathy To Me") (Song)

My Geisha 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

Return to Peyton Place 1961 (Movie)

("The Wonderful Season of Love") (Song)

Return to Peyton Place 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

Cimarron 1960 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Cimarron 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

Sunrise at Campobello 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

The Story of Ruth 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

Beloved Infidel 1958 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Beloved Infidel 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

Career 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

Count Your Blessings 1958 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Count Your Blessings 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

Home Before Dark 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

Run Silent, Run Deep 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

The Nun's Story 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

The Nun's Story 1958 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Love in the Afternoon 1957 (Movie)

music adaptation (Music)

Peyton Place 1957 (Movie)

(Music)

Sayonara 1957 (Movie)

(Music)

The Spirit of St. Louis 1957 (Movie)

(Music)

Crime in the Streets 1956 (Movie)

(Music)

Miracle in the Rain 1956 (Movie)

(Music)

The Indian Fighter 1955 (Movie)

(Music)

The Virgin Queen 1955 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Untamed 1955 (Movie)

(Music)

Demetrius and the Gladiators 1954 (Movie)

(Music)

Elephant Walk 1954 (Movie)

(Music)

Prince Valiant 1954 (Movie)

(Music)

Rear Window 1954 (Movie)

(Music)

The Silver Chalice 1954 (Movie)

(Music)

Botany Bay 1953 (Movie)

(Music)

Come Back Little Sheba 1953 (Movie)

(Music)

I, the Jury 1953 (Movie)

(Music)

Stalag 17 1953 (Movie)

(Music)

Decision Before Dawn 1951 (Movie)

(Music)

He Ran All the Way 1951 (Movie)

(Music)

Phone Call From a Stranger 1951 (Movie)

(Music)

A Place in the Sun 1950 (Movie)

(Music)

Sunset Boulevard 1950 (Movie)

(Music)

Night Unto Night 1948 (Movie)

(Music)

Dark Passage 1947 (Movie)

(Music)

Possessed 1947 (Movie)

(Music)

That Hagen Girl 1947 (Movie)

(Music)

The Paradine Case 1947 (Movie)

(Music)

The Two Mrs. Carrolls 1947 (Movie)

(Music)

Humoresque 1946 (Movie)

(Music)

God Is My Co-Pilot 1945 (Movie)

(Music)

Mr. Skeffington 1945 (Movie)

(Music)

Reunion in France 1941 (Movie)

(Music)

Woman of the Year 1941 (Movie)

(Music)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1940 (Movie)

(Music)

Rebecca 1940 (Movie)

(Music)

Suspicion 1940 (Movie)

(Music)

The Philadelphia Story 1940 (Movie)

(Music)

Boom Town 1939 (Movie)

(Music)

Strange Cargo 1939 (Movie)

(Music)

A Christmas Carol 1937 (Movie)

(Music)

Test Pilot 1937 (Movie)

(Music)

The Young in Heart 1937 (Movie)

(Music)

Three Comrades 1937 (Movie)

(Music)

A Day at the Races 1936 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Captains Courageous 1936 (Movie)

(Music)

The Bride Wore Red 1936 (Movie)

(Music)

Fury 1935 (Movie)

(Music)

Next Time We Love 1935 (Movie)

(Music)

The Devil-Doll 1935 (Movie)

(Music)

Bride of Frankenstein 1934 (Movie)

(Music)

Mauvaise Graine 1933 (Movie)

(Music)

Absolute Quiet (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Air Force (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Arsene Lupin Returns (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

At the Circus (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

At the Circus (Movie)

(Musical Direction/Supervision)

Back from Eternity (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Confidential Agent (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Dangerous Waters (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Design for Scandal (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Diamond Jim (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Dramatic School (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

East of Java (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Escape (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Flight Command (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Her Kind of Man (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

His Brother's Wife (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Honky Tonk (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Honolulu (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Hotel Berlin (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

I Love You Again (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

I Love You Again (Movie)

(Musical Direction/Supervision)

In Our Time (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Kathleen (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Lady of the Tropics (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Liliom (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Love Before Breakfast (Movie)

(Musical Direction/Supervision)

Love Before Breakfast (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Love on the Run (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Lucky Night (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Man-Proof (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Murder in Peyton Place (TV Show)

Song

My Cousin Rachel (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

No Minor Vices (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Nora Prentiss (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Objective, Burma! (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Old Acquaintance (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

On Borrowed Time (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Only the Valiant (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Personal Property (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Peyton Place: The Next Generation (TV Show)

Theme Song

Port of Seven Seas (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Pride of the Marines (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Red Mountain (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Rope of Sand (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Seven Sweethearts (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Sorry, Wrong Number (Movie)

(Musical Direction/Supervision)

Sorry, Wrong Number (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Sporting Blood (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Cardboard Lover (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Emperor's Candlesticks (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Furies (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Horn Blows at Midnight (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Invisible Ray (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Longest Hundred Miles (TV Show)

Music

The Shining Hour (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Unsuspected (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Too Hot to Handle (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Tortilla Flat (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Tortilla Flat (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Trouble for Two (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))
Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (1)

Objective, Burma! (Movie)

(Makeup Supervisor)

Biography

Began his film career with UFA in 1930 and scored a number of German films before leaving the country in 1934. Waxman subsequently moved to the US, where he emerged as one of Hollywood's finest and most prolific composers of the 1940s and 50s. Adept at psychologically laden scores and romantic or fantastic material, Waxman contributed to several Hitchcock films, notably "Rebecca" (1940) and "Rear Window" (1954); other outstanding credits include "Bride of Frankenstein" (1935), "The Philadelphia Story" (1940), "Mr. Skeffington" (1944), "Humoresque" (1946) and "Sunset Boulevard" (1950).

Relationships

John Waxman

Son
survived him

EDUCATION

Dresden Music Academy

Berlin Music Conservatory

Berlin

Bonus Trivia

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One of six motion picture composers honored with a postage stamp in 1999

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