Harry Akst

Harry Akst's music brought incredible depth and emotion to the landscape of many big screen productions. Akst worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "42nd Street" (1933) ... Read more »

Filmography

Music (10)

Son of the Mask 2005 (Movie)

("Baby Face") (Song)

Big Fish 2003 (Movie)

("Dinah") (Song)

U.S. Marshals 1998 (Movie)

("Am I Blue?") (Song)

Slaves of New York 1989 (Movie)

("Am I Blue") (Song)

Last Emperor 1987 (Movie)

("Am I Blue") (Song)

The Color of Money 1986 (Movie)

("Anema e Cora") (Song)

The Cotton Club 1984 (Movie)

("Dinah" "Am I Blue") (Song)

Phar Lap 1983 (Movie)

("Baby Face") (Song)

The Lady in Red 1978 (Movie)

("Baby Face") (Song)
Actor (1)

42nd Street 1932 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Biography

Harry Akst's music brought incredible depth and emotion to the landscape of many big screen productions. Akst worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "42nd Street" (1933) starring Warner Baxter, "Bulldog Drummond" (1929), "Golden Dawn" (1930), "June Moon" with Jack Oakie (1931), "On With the Show" (1929) and "The Music Goes 'Round" (1936) starring Harry Richman. In the thirties and the eighties, Akst devoted his time to various credits, such as "Sing and Be Happy" (1937), "Wild and Woolly" (1937), "The Lady in Red" with Pamela Sue Martin (1979), "Phar Lap" (1983), "The Cotton Club" (1984) starring Richard Gere and "The Color of Money" with Paul Newman (1986). Akst had a number of different projects under his belt in the eighties through the early 2000s, including "Last Emperor" (1987) starring John Lone, "Slaves of New York" (1989), "U.S. Marshals" with Tommy Lee Jones (1998), "Robert Zemeckis on Smoking, Drinking and Drugging in the 20th Century: In Pursuit of Happiness" (Showtime, 1999-2000), "Big Fish" (2003) starring Ewan McGregor and "Son of the Mask" (2005). Akst most recently provided music for the crime flick "Public Enemies" (2009) with Johnny Depp.

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