Paul Francis Webster

Lyricist, Dance instructor, Seaman
Frequent collaborator with Sammy Fain; in Hollywood from 1935.
Born: 12/20/1907


Music (79)

Blended 2014 (Movie)

("Love Is A Many Splendored Thing") (Song)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014 (Movie)

("Theme From Spider-Man") (Song)

Inglourious Basterds 2009 (Movie)

("The Green Leaves Of Summer") (Song)

Spider-Man 3 2007 (Movie)

("Theme From Spider Man") (Song)

The Simpsons Movie 2007 (Movie)

("Spider Pig") (Song)

Lady in the Water 2006 (Movie)

("Secret Love") (Song)

Rumor Has It... 2005 (Movie)

(Secret Love) (Song)

Spider-Man 2 2004 (Movie)

("Theme From Spider Man") (Music)

Mona Lisa Smile 2003 (Movie)

("Secret Love") (Song)

The Human Stain 2003 (Movie)

("I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good") (Song)

Spider-Man 2002 (Movie)

("Theme From Spider Man") (Song)

Last Resort 2001 (Movie)

("Theme from Spiderman") (Song)

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps 2000 (Movie)

("Love Is a Many--Splendored Thing") (Song)

Eyes Wide Shut 1999 (Movie)

("I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)") (Song)

The Story of Us 1999 (Movie)

("Love Is a Many Splendored Thing") (Song)

Hope Floats 1998 (Movie)

("Love Is a Many Splendored Thing") (Song)

The Big Lebowski 1998 (Movie)

("I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good") (Song)

Inventing the Abbotts 1997 (Movie)

songs("Anastasia" "A Certain Smile") (Song)

Picture Perfect 1997 (Movie)

("Anastasia") (Song)

Miami Rhapsody 1995 (Movie)

("I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good") (Song)

Super Mario Brothers 1993 (Movie)

("Somewhere My Love") (Song)

Crossing the Bridge 1992 (Movie)

("The Shadow of Your Smile") (Song)

Michael Feinstein & Friends 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)


Prelude to a Kiss 1992 (Movie)

("A Certain Smile") (Song)

For the Boys 1991 (Movie)

("Billy-a-Dick") (Song)

Cookie 1989 (Movie)

("Love Is a Many Splendored Thing") (Song)

Before Stonewall 1986 (Movie)

("Secret Love") (Song)

Heartbreak Ridge 1986 (Movie)

songs("Secret Love" "A Very Special Love") (Song)

Rough Cut 1980 (Movie)

("I Got it Bad (And That Ain't Good)") (Song)

Shifshuf Naim 1980 (Movie)

("Love Is a Many Splendored Thing") (Song)

Heart Beat 1979 (Movie)

("Love Is a Many Splendored Thing") (Song)

Grease 1978 (Movie)

("Love Is A Many Splendored Thing") (Song)

The Magician of Lublin 1978 (Movie)

title song("The Magician") (Song)

Half a House 1974 (Movie)

("A World That Never Was") (Song)

The Parallax View 1974 (Movie)

("Wild and Wooly West") (Song)

The Specialist 1974 (Movie)


Mr. Sycamore 1973 (Movie)

lyrics("As Time Goes By") (Theme Lyrics)

The Teacher 1973 (Movie)


Spider-Man 1969 - 1972 (TV Show)

Theme Song

The Stepmother 1972 (Movie)


Heaven With a Gun 1969 (Movie)

("A Lonely Place") (Song)

An American Dream 1966 (Movie)

("A Time For Love") (Song)

Made in Paris 1965 (Movie)

("Paris Lullaby") (Song)

Sylvia 1965 (Movie)

title song (Song)

The Sandpiper 1965 (Movie)

lyrics("The Shadow of Your Smile") (Theme Lyrics)

Joy in the Morning 1964 (Movie)

title song (Song)

55 Days at Peking 1963 (Movie)

("So Little Time") (Song)

Maverick 1957 - 1962 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Mutiny on the Bounty 1962 (Movie)

("Follow Me") (Song)

Tender Is the Night 1962 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Return to Peyton Place 1961 (Movie)

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

Cimarron 1960 (Movie)

title song (Song)

The Alamo 1960 (Movie)

("Green Leaves of Summer") (Song)

Imitation of Life 1959 (Movie)

lyrics("Imitation of Life") (Theme Lyrics)

Rio Bravo 1959 (Movie)

lyrics("My Rifle My Pony and Me" "Cindy" "Deguello") (Theme Lyrics)

A Certain Smile 1958 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Green Mansions 1958 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Mardi Gras 1958 (Movie)

songs("The Mardi Gras March" "I'll Remember Tonight" "Loyalty" "Bigger Than Texas" "A Fiddle a Rifle an Axe and a Bible" "Bourbon Street Blues" "Stonewall Jackson" "That Man Could Sell Me the Brooklyn Bridge" "Shenandoah") (Song)

Marjorie Morningstar 1958 (Movie)

lyrics("A Very Precious Love") (Theme Lyrics)

The Gift of Love 1958 (Movie)

("The Gift of Love") (Song)

The Man Who Understood Women 1958 (Movie)

("A Paris Valentine") (Song)

April Love 1957 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Interlude 1957 (Movie)

("Interlude") (Song)

Raintree County 1957 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Friendly Persuasion 1956 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Giant 1956 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Hollywood or Bust 1956 (Movie)

songs (Song)

The Revolt of Mamie Stover 1956 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Love Is a Many Splendored Thing 1955 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Sincerely Yours 1955 (Movie)

(Theme Song)

Lucky Me 1954 (Movie)

songs("Lucky Me" "Superstition Song" "I Speak To the Stars" "Take A Memo To the Moon" "Love You Dearly" "Bluebells of Broadway" "Parisian Pretties" "Wanna Sing Like An Angel" "High Hopes" "Men") (Song)

The Student Prince 1954 (Movie)

songs("I'll Walk With God" "Beloved" "Summertime in Heidelberg") (Song)

Blowing Wild 1953 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Calamity Jane 1953 (Movie)

("Secret Love) (Song)

His Majesty O'Keefe 1953 (Movie)

("Emerald Isle") (Song)

Johnny Angel (Movie)


Our Little Girl (Movie)


Seven Sweethearts (Movie)


The Great Caruso (Movie)



Frequent collaborator with Sammy Fain; in Hollywood from 1935.


New York University

New York , New York

Cornell University

Ithaca , New York

Bonus Trivia


Webster earned 16 Oscar nominations in his career.